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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... See more »

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Louise
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Elena
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Kasper
Björn Andrésen ...
Leo
Marianne Mortensen ...
Isabella
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Simon
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Nanna
Marlon Kindberg Bach ...
Sigurd
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Elvira Friis ...
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Directed by

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Ali Abbasi

Written by

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Maren Louise Käehne ... (written by) &
Ali Abbasi ... (written by)
 
Ali Abbasi ... (based on an original idea by)

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Anders Banke ... co-producer
David Atlan Jackson ... executive producer
Jacob Jarek ... producer
Ditte Milsted ... executive producer
Magnus Paulsson ... co-producer
Thor Sigurjonsson ... executive producer
Joel Thibout ... executive producer

Music by

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Martin Dirkov

Cinematography by

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Nadim Carlsen
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen

Film Editing by

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Olivia Neergaard-Holm

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Carsten Dahl ... colorist
Christian Einshøj ... trailer editor
Isac Hessellund ... on-line editor
Christina Jæger ... post-production coordinator
Olesya Kireeva ... on-line editor
Noa Vedde ... first assistant editor

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Sabine Hviid
Kristine Køster

Production Management

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Toke Hanghøj ... Production
Jacob Svensson ... Production

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Jannich Grønnemose ... first assistant director
Nikolaj Storgaard Mortensen ... first assistant director

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Mina Lejbølle ... props
Tine Lylloff ... set dress copenhagen

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Bo Asdal Andersen ... dialogue editor / sound editor
Thomas Huus ... sound effects editor
Frank Mølgaard Knudsen ... sound recordist
Martin Langenbach ... foley artist
Rune Sand ... sound recordist / supervising sound editor

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Ian Bach ... compositing supervisor
Peter Hjorth ... visual effects cameraman / visual effects supervisor

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Deni Jordan ... assistant stunt coordinator

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Marcin Bogucki ... gaffer
Anne Skamris ... first assistant camera
Ib Valentin ... gaffer

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Camilla Nordbjerg ... costumer

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Sussie Sloth Christensen ... production assistant

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Шели (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Шелли (Russia)
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  • 92 min
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Trivia Ali Abbasi's directorial film debut. See more »
Soundtracks 100 Meter Mind Mash 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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