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(2011)

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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.

  • After a baby monitor picks up another channel, Anna begins reliving the nightmare she'd recently escaped.


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  • Single mother Anna moves with her 8 year old son to a big flat with secret address outside Oslo to get away from her violent husband. Anna is scared stiff that they will be found, and is under heavy watch by a couple of child care workers. She get's the idea of buying a baby call so that her son doesn't have to sleep in her bed, only to find that the babycall picks up another troubled child somewhere in the flat. She meets shopkeeper Helge again when she complains about the baby call, and finds comfort in this shy guy which obviously also has a troubled past.

    Anna is really on the edge, and maybe her imagination is playing her as well!? We follow Anna as she tries to hide out in her new flat, taking small steps into society only to feel threaten by anything that shows up onher doorstep. Is she imagining that someone is hurting a child somewhere in the big flat?

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