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Qaqqat Alanngui (2011)

A group of young friends decide to go on a graduation trip for the weekend to a family owned cabin in the isolated mountains of Greenland. Once there, trouble manifests when they discover ... See full summary »

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Malik Kleist

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Malik Kleist
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Cast overview:
Eqaluk Høegh Eqaluk Høegh ... Piitaq
Mike Thomsen Mike Thomsen ... Inuuteq
Aviaja Hegelund Johansen Aviaja Hegelund Johansen ... Ivalu
Ane Sofie Kruse Ane Sofie Kruse ... Ulla
Ulla Larsen Lennert Ulla Larsen Lennert ... Kiistat
Angayo Lennert-Sandgreen Angayo Lennert-Sandgreen ... Aqissiaq
Ujarneq Fleischer Ujarneq Fleischer ... Mika / Quivittok 3
Jeff Joensen Jeff Joensen ... Tikkili
Angunnguaq Larsen Angunnguaq Larsen ... Anga Tuuma
Vilhelm Egede Vilhelm Egede ... Quivittok 1
Mininnguaq Kleist Mininnguaq Kleist ... Quivittok 2
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A group of young friends decide to go on a graduation trip for the weekend to a family owned cabin in the isolated mountains of Greenland. Once there, trouble manifests when they discover they aren't alone, and there could actually be some truth behind a local urban legend.

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Greenlandic horror
20 July 2015 | by peefynSee all my reviews

When starting out in movie making, horror is a good way to start. The genre has many tropes that you can safely lean on, and you can easily summon quite a lot of emotion in the audience by scaring them. So, while it is a good way to start, it's also not an all that interesting way to start. This movie does a couple of things that puts it apart from other horror movies. The people behind this movie are Greenlandic. This could have been a disadvantage, as they cultural barrier might have made it less accessible for people outside of Greenland. Instead, they made it into an advantage. The qivitoq-stories are uniquely Greenlandic, and makes for an interesting villain. At the same time, the Greenlandic summer has an interesting element: sun at night. This really makes this horror movie special, for try counting the number of horror movies of this type (kids in a cabin with supernatural murderer outside) that does rely on the dark of night for dramatic effect? Or to make the movie scarier? My main objection to this movie, except the horror tropes, is that it was too long. Or rather: it should have gone through a stricter editing process. I'm sure they could have told the same story in 90 minutes, and that doing so would make the movie more intense.

I've heard that qivitoq-stories are almost like a genre of Greenlandic fiction. I hope they'll be careful if this also happens in film. Too many stories about the same might tire the audiences. But then again, maybe there are many great qivitoq-stories yet to be told?


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Country:

Greenland

Language:

Greenlandic

Release Date:

13 October 2012 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

In Shadows in the Mountains See more »

Filming Locations:

Nuuk, Greenland

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Budget:

DKK2,100,000 (estimated)
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Tumit Production See more »
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(theatrical)

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Stereo

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Color (PAL)

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2.35 : 1
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