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Shelley (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama , Horror | 29 July 2016 (USA)
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Louise and Kasper want to become parents but Louise is unable to have children. She seals a pact with her Romanian maid, Elena, to bear Louise's child, but things don't turn out as they planned.

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Ali Abbasi
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ellen Dorrit Petersen ... Louise
Cosmina Stratan ... Elena
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Björn Andrésen Björn Andrésen ... Leo
Marlon Kindberg Bach Marlon Kindberg Bach ... Sigurd
Kenneth M. Christensen ... Simon
Peter Christoffersen Peter Christoffersen ... Kasper
Marianne Mortensen Marianne Mortensen ... Isabella
Patricia Schumann Patricia Schumann ... Nanna
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Louise and Kasper, a Danish couple, live in an isolated villa in the middle of the forest away from modern life, technology and even electricity. Louise's biggest dream is to become a mother but she is unable to have children. She finally decides, out of desperation, to seal a pact with her Romanian maid, Elena. Elena accepts to bear Louise's child as a surrogate mother in exchange for a large amount of money. The life growing inside of her is taking shape too fast, affecting the lives of everyone like an evil force. Paranoia and horror set in around the inevitable birth...

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Inside, an evil grows.

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Release Date:

29 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шели See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ali Abbasi's directorial film debut. See more »

Quotes

Louise:
  • Well, there's more to this world than what you see. Why are you so skeptical?

Elena:
  • I'm not skeptical.

Louise:
  • Yes, you are.

Elena:
  • I just don't believe it.

Louise:
  • Go and watch some TV and make your brain melt!

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A film with climax.
12 August 2016 | by Caio SenaSee all my reviews

When I started watching this film had the idea that it would be more horror/Terror turned to psychological than to surprise, shock , it was like that , which in my view he managed to stand out in the genre , as well as The witch.

The plot involved me from the middle to the end , the plot made ​​me really the climax with his photography and lighting, which incidentally, are noteworthy. The performances are also favorable , especially bathtub scene . The soundtrack is simple (no exuberant moments ) leaving most of the environment and sound that, at least in this film is good, it was more that made ​​me enter the atmosphere . Note eight because of good photography , lighting and acting.


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