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Dead Snow (2009)

Død snø (original title)
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A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.

Director:

Tommy Wirkola
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vegar Hoel ... Martin
Stig Frode Henriksen ... Roy
Charlotte Frogner ... Hanna
Lasse Valdal ... Vegard
Evy Kasseth Røsten Evy Kasseth Røsten ... Liv
Jeppe Beck Laursen ... Erlend
Jenny Skavlan ... Chris
Ane Dahl Torp ... Sara
Bjørn Sundquist Bjørn Sundquist ... Turgåer
Ørjan Gamst ... Oberst Herzog
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Storyline

Several friends take to the mountains and shack-up in the wilderness of back-of-beyond to enjoy a little R and R together. Their peace is soon interrupted by a mysterious old man who informs them that during WWII, Nazi invaders of the area were brutal and harsh in their methods of control until, according to a legend, a villager's revolt drove the invaders up into the cold, dark mountains, where they perished. But now there's the rumor that they returned in the form of zombies --evil Nazi zombies. Written by Cinema_Fan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Ein! Zwei! Die!

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Snow See more »

Filming Locations:

Alta, Finnmark, Norway See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,363, 21 June 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$41,709, 26 July 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,984,662
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Nazi zombies in this film are a combination of typical zombies in popular culture and ancient Norse mythical beings known as draug. A draug is a undead being who would inhabit graves, often the graves of important men, as they often had treasures in them. A draug would protect these treasures as if they were their own. See more »

Goofs

When zombies rip one of the men apart, it's very obvious that the legs they are holding are from a mannequin. See more »

Quotes

The Wanderer: There is an evil here, an evil you don't want to wake up.
Roy: [referring to Chris sleeping] Be careful not to wake the evil.
[giggles]
Roy: .
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Connections

References Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Min Dag
Written by Åge Aleksandersen (as Age Alexandersen) (Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia AB)
Performed by Åge Aleksandersen (as Age Alexandersen)
EMI Music Norway
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The most excellent zombie of 2009
12 January 2009 | by NiqulazSee all my reviews

Wirkola surely spent time studying the genre of zombie movies thoroughly before setting to work on "Død Snø", paying endless tributes to the great classics of the genre throughout the movie, before grabbing it and tossing it over the top and into a strange land beyond.

The movie has so many things speaking in favor of it. It has a well thought-out plot, it has all the wonderful stereotypes of a horror movie in place, and more than anything, it follows the rules of the genre to the note.

From the barely glimpse horror in the early phases, to the ominous messenger who lays the groundwork for the story, to the stalking danger in the dark, and all the way to the outright shotgun-and-chainsaw last stand, Wirkola hardly hits a single note wrong.

If the region of Finnmark should have one national-romantic epic to its name, it should be this movie.

This movie is simply a must-see for the zombie affectionate!


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