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
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Credited cast:
Ellen Dorrit Petersen ... Louise
Cosmina Stratan ... Elena
Peter Christoffersen ... Kasper
Björn Andrésen ... Leo
Marianne Mortensen Marianne Mortensen ... Isabella
Kenneth M. Christensen ... Simon
Patricia Schumann ... Nanna
Marlon Kindberg Bach Marlon Kindberg Bach ... Sigurd
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elvira Friis Elvira Friis ... Bodydouble
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Storyline

Louise and Kasper, a Danish-Norwegian 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 | Mystery

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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At 37:22 there's a brief frame that flashes on screen. If you pause the film at exactly the right time you'll see the head of chicken figurine. 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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Soundtracks

Noise on the Line
Composed by Josephine Philip & Ina Lindgreen & Anders Trenkemoller
Lyrics by Josephine Philip
Produced by Anders Trenkemoller
Performed by Josephine Philip (Vocals), Ina Lindgreen (Guitar) and Anders Trenkemoller (all other instruments)
Album: Darkness Falls
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slow in a bad way, check the fabulous "Border" instead.
8 March 2021 | by surfisfunSee all my reviews

Like some say, slow in a bad way. "Border" was the same director film that made me want to watch this one. Border was slow but in a great way. maybe some will luv it. stay safe,


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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Release Date:

29 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shelley See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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