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"Utburd" is the myth about the children abandoned in the woods to die. Adrian is trying to depict this tale of old in his second novel, but he is suffering from total writer's block. He ... See full summary »


Astrid Thorvaldsen




Credited cast:
Jenny Kaatz Jenny Kaatz ... Kristine
Jørgen Hunstad Jørgen Hunstad ... Erik
Jonas Langset Hustad Jonas Langset Hustad ... Adrian
Marte Ingvild Stordahl Marte Ingvild Stordahl ... Sara
Asbjørn Røen Halsten Asbjørn Røen Halsten ... Arild
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nora Buhler Hammer Nora Buhler Hammer ... Kristine (young)
Eirik Haug Eirik Haug ... Utburd 1
Paula Perez-Albrigsen Paula Perez-Albrigsen ... Girl
Anders Pettersen Anders Pettersen ... Utburd 2
Balder Pettersen Balder Pettersen ... Boy 1
Tallak Ravn Tallak Ravn ... Boy 2
Emil Hakon Skotnes Emil Hakon Skotnes ... Utburd 3
Are Saltnes Tommeraas Are Saltnes Tommeraas ... Adrian Young


"Utburd" is the myth about the children abandoned in the woods to die. Adrian is trying to depict this tale of old in his second novel, but he is suffering from total writer's block. He joins childhood friend Kristine and three other companions on a cabin outing to get away from the writing. But when they get to the woods, he tells of the legend. Suddenly the group isn't so sure anymore: is "Utburd" really just an old ghost story? Written by the crew

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Drama | Horror | Mystery


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In 2017, the movie "Utburd" was shown on a film festival called "Cosmorama Film Festival". Almost every 7th grades in schools went to see it trough school. Which also left many 7th graders scared for some nights, and the movie got a lot of complains. See more »

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Bone-chilling strolls in the Norwegian forest.

«Utburd» Starts out with the typical opening for many a horror-film: A group of friends on their way to a cabin in the woods. In many cases this tends to mean a mediocre film and boring characters.

Luckily "Utburd" is NOT that kind of film. The characters are not divided into the standard groups where you can make a list of "Who dies first", they seem like genuine people with the chemistry of friends who have different relationships with one another. Their interactions are made more realistic with ironic humour and sublime arguments that help the audience getting to know them. Many Norwegian films tend to base its humour on very national themes that might not be picked up as easily by an international crowd. "Utburd" avoids this and keeps the dialogue open for everyone.

The atmosphere is built up awe-inspiringly in several scenes by exercising "less is more". Leaving much up to the viewer's imagination several scenes had my heart pounding and my belly turning inside out in fear. At times you might feel certain you have figured the film out in one way or another, but you will be sorely wrong each time.

This film entertains from frame one and takes chances I admire for a movie in the horror-genre. It will leave you impressed and with a diminished desire for woodland walks in the near future.

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Release Date:

14 November 2014 (Norway) See more »

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Utburd - Myten våkner See more »


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NOK250,000 (estimated)
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