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The Monitor (2011)

Babycall (original title)
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After a baby monitor picks up another channel, Anna begins reliving the nightmare she'd recently escaped.

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... Anna
... Helge
Vetle Qvenild Werring ... Anders
Stig R. Amdam ... Ole (as Stig Amdam)
Maria Bock ... Grete
Torkil Høeg ... Nabogutten (as Torkil Johannes Swensen Høeg)
... Mannlig doktor
Tom Hugo Nielsen ... Skoleinspektør
Mona Engh ... Sekretær
Eva Zeidler ... Helges mor
Kaia Varjord ... Politikvinne
Camilla Augusta Hallan ... Kvinnelig doktor (as Camilla Augusta S. Hallan)
Haakon Gjerløw ... Butikkansatt 1
Frank Jørstad ... Butikkansatt 2
Bjørn Moan ... Nabomannen
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After escaping an abusive husband Anna and her 8 year old son move to a secret location in a giant apartment building. Terrified that her ex-husband will find them she buys a baby monitor to keep in her son's room at all times. But strange noises echo in the baby monitor from elsewhere in the building. As she witnesses the sounds of what she believes is another child being murdered she fears it is her own. Reliving the nightmare she recently escaped Anna will need to figure out what's real and what isn't before she loses her sanity and her child. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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NOK 25,000,000 (estimated)
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it's disappointing...
3 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

Baby Call – The Monitor – TRASH IT (C+) Baby Call is a Swedish movie about a young woman escaping from her abusive husband with her 8 year old son. Terrified that her ex-husband will find them she buys a baby monitor to keep in her son's room at all times. But strange noises echo in the baby monitor from elsewhere in the building. As she witnesses the sounds of what she believes is another child being murdered she fears it is her own. Reliving the nightmare she recently escaped Anna will need to figure out what's real and what isn't before she loses her sanity and her child. (IMDB) The premises of the movie is typical and perfect for horror movie but sadly the terrible and usual ending made the whole movie like a Big Cheat sold on the name of Noomi Rapace. The only reason movie is getting C+ is because of great performance by Noomi Rapace as She was incredible as the scared young woman terrified for her son's life. Kristoffer Joner was great as lonesome sales person. Overall, it's disappointing. I wished it had better story or at least better ending.


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