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Young brothers Tom and Benjamin travel to Sweden to spend their vacation with their estranged father, who they have barely seen since their parents divorced. Tom, the younger of the two, has a premonition that something bad will happen. Their strange and solitary father, who is unable to sleep, insists that Tom, like him, has a gift for feeling things which aren't quite normal. Tom's frightening visions set the stage for the bizarre and terrifying events to follow, when the three head to a house in a vast remote forest.
Quit an intriguing film this is. The story is somewhat reminiscent to the Shining but is quit simple an rather straight forward. A France father, divorced an living in Sweden, has his two little sons for a holiday visit and is taking them to a hiking trip in a beautiful but claustrophobic forest. But the youngest boy has a kind of ability (like his father) to see some kind of shapes form the future and he is afraid to go on the hiking trip. This 'gift' of the young boy gives this film immediately a sense of dread and once the walk in the forest begins, the tension is mounting and the film really gets a grip on you. Which is only accentuating by the sublime decorum of the beautiful but also menacing forest. I liked this film very much, more for the somewhat creepy atmosphere then for the story itself, that could have been a little stronger.
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