The events surrounding the unsolved police case in which guests of a mountain hut come face to face with terror, when the mysterious force that stalks them in the dark, violently knocks on the door of their consciousness.
Three friends - Adrian, Charlotte and Viktor - head out into the Norwegian wilderness to explore a cave. They are all experienced at this sort of thing and have planned well. Relationship issues - Charlotte is with Adrian but she and Viktor used to be a couple and he still has feelings for her - complicate the expedition. Moreover, someone seems to be following them, even in the cave.Written by
I caught this on Netflix, I was drawn in by the premise and the 4 3/4 out of 5 stars on Netflix (I always wonder what that means).
At first I was thrown off by the dubbing, the dialogue was obviously dubbed in English, which seemed strange since I was looking at 3 Anglo-looking European or American actors, but I eventually figured out that they were Scandinavian of some variety.
To get right to it, the story and plot wasn't great and it was pretty stilted at times but I have to say the cinematography, scenes, shots, lighting, and backgrounds were truly spectacular (seriously). It was like watching an episode of Planet Earth or the Discovery channel. I don't know anything about cameras or film making but the scenes were beautiful and captivating.
There was very little plot or background, I guess the 3 characters were supposed to be ex- soldiers on an adventure. They looked like, respectively, a soldier, a soccer mom, and someone who works in a brewery. But hey they are all attractive enough and really I thought the acting was pretty good, given what they had to work with. There was no chemistry, or like negative chemistry, between the two characters that were a couple, but maybe that was part of the point. I think the entire movie had just 3 actors.
This could have been a tense thriller like Blair Witch or Descent which is maybe what they set out to do but after a bunch of build up, without mentioning any spoilers, the whole story was a bit of a let down and not much to it (but shot in beautiful scenes). In retrospect the story is probably a lot more realistic in terms of what would actually happen in a situation like that but you go into the movie expecting ghouls or supernatural monsters or whatever so it's kind of a let down.
I ended the movie pretty disappointed but there were definitely some unexpected bright spots, I'll be looking for the actors and director in other movies. It just seems like they had a good idea and they lost all of their funding 1/3 the way into the movie or something.
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