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When Animals Dream (2014)

Når dyrene drømmer (original title)
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16-year old Marie lives on a small island with her seriously ill mother and her father, who takes care of the family. But suddenly mysterious deaths happen and Marie can feel something strange happening to her body.

Writers:

Rasmus Birch, Christoffer Boe (original idea) | 2 more credits »
6 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sonia Suhl ... Marie
Lars Mikkelsen ... Thor
Sonja Richter ... Mor
Jakob Oftebro ... Daniel
Stig Hoffmeyer Stig Hoffmeyer ... Dr. Larsen
Mads Riisom Mads Riisom ... Felix
Esben Dalgaard Andersen ... Bjarne (as Esben Dalgaard)
Gustav Dyekjær Giese ... Esben (as Gustav Giese)
Benjamin Boe Rasmussen Benjamin Boe Rasmussen ... Ib
Tina Gylling Mortensen Tina Gylling Mortensen ... Jonna
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16-year old Marie lives on a small island with her seriously ill mother and her father, who takes care of the family. But suddenly mysterious deaths happen and Marie can feel something strange happening to her body.

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The truth is known to all but one


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Rated R for some violence, sexuality/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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The nature documentary that Marie watches as she is feeding her mother is "Aalvand 2012" by Ole Sorensen (NationalPark TV). See more »

Quotes

Marie: I'm transforming into a monster.
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Peachskin
Music and lyrics by Marie Fisker
With permission from Marie Fisker
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They might not be dreaming at all
19 January 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

It's not as exploitative as some may think (especially considering the English title), but more Art-house. So while this is a different beast (no pun intended) than "Let the right one in" (your dreams?), this still has a similar feeling to it. Not to mention a female character in the center of it. A really good movie (coming of age and other things that is) if you like your drama spiced.

Acting wise this is great and it may need some time to get rolling, but when it does there seems to be no stopping. Many people can also identify with the main actress/character, the way she feels and is being treated. There is more than a connection (though it does stop there of course ... hopefully) and that is being exploited, if anything.


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Country:

Denmark | France

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

28 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When Animals Dream See more »

Filming Locations:

Thyborøn, Jylland, Denmark See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,952
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Dolby (5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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