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Den du frygter (2008)

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A man signs up for a test trial of a new anti-depressant as a way to change his life. When the trial is called off, he continues taking the medication with violent results.

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Kristian Levring
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Thomsen ... Mikael
Paprika Steen ... Sigrid
Emma Sehested Høeg Emma Sehested Høeg ... Selma (as Emma Sehsted Høeg)
Lars Brygmann ... Frederik
Stine Stengade ... Ellen
Josephine Märcher Sandig Josephine Märcher Sandig ... Pia
Bodil Udsen Bodil Udsen ... Edith
Bjarne Henriksen ... Kenneth
Ole Boisen ... Rickard (as Ole Gorter Boisen)
Henrik Prip Henrik Prip ... Esben
Jakob Fals Nygaard Jakob Fals Nygaard ... Tobias
Morten Hauch-Fausbøll Morten Hauch-Fausbøll ... Hr. Jørgensen
Charlotte Juul Charlotte Juul ... Fru Jørgensen
Elsebeth Nielsen Elsebeth Nielsen ... Sygeplejerske
Kim Westi Kim Westi ... Midaldrende Mand
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42-year-old Michael needs a change in his life, so when he hears about clinical trials for a new anti-depressant, he signs up to be a guinea pig - without telling his family. Because of dangerous side effects, the trial is subsequently abandoned but Michael continues to take the pills. Having lost all control, Michael's repressed instincts resurface with a force and violence that no-one could have predicted. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

19 December 2008 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Fear Me Not See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic

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Dolby SR

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2.35 : 1
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Dark and emotionally spellbinding.
6 March 2010 | by lpuishisSee all my reviews

I was disappointed to notice the relatively low collective rating for Kristian Levring's "Fear Me Not." This was one of the best psychological thrillers I've yet to see. Particularly, I think the plot twist was brilliant. I don't want to spoil the film, so I won't go into details about the twist - however, I can say that it definitely pulled me further into the story and it enhanced the film's depth and psychological implications. I also feel the setting was perfect for the protagonist's dark emotional journey. His family's home was on a vast lake within the picturesque Danish landscape. If shot in the summer, the setting would have felt completely different. However, it seems to have been filmed in the fall or early winter, which aptly portrays the cold, dark and somber environment associated with winters in Northwestern Europe. Overall, I believe that anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers would have much to become mesmerized with in this film.


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