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Into the Forest (2016)

Dans la forêt (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 15 February 2017 (France)
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, ... See full summary »


Gilles Marchand


Gilles Marchand (screenplay), Dominik Moll (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jérémie Elkaïm ... Le père
Timothé Vom Dorp Timothé Vom Dorp ... Tom
Théo Van de Voorde Théo Van de Voorde ... Benjamin
Mika Zimmerman Mika Zimmerman ... L'homme défiguré
Mireille Perrier Mireille Perrier ... La pédopsychiatre
Sophie Quinton ... La mère
Kristell Bizien Kristell Bizien ... L'hôtesse de l'air
Marite Mibalo Johansson Marite Mibalo Johansson ... Madame Bla
Anders Eriksson ... Henrik
Freddy Rasch-Olsen Freddy Rasch-Olsen ... Réceptionniste hôtel
Emil Roos Lindgren Emil Roos Lindgren ... Randonneur barbu
Fredrik Carlsson Fredrik Carlsson ... Randonneur
Anna Åström ... Randonneuse
Viktor Lundin Viktor Lundin ... Noyé
Jesper Höglund Jesper Höglund ... Premier bûcheron


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.

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France | Sweden


French | English | Swedish

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15 February 2017 (France) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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a strange film, yet a good one.
6 July 2019 | by philipposathinaSee all my reviews

I don't agree with those who find the story line slow, or try to compare this film with Kubrick's "shining". This is a european film after all and european films only rarely handle their characters the way Hollywood does. In "shining" a father gets crazy and tries to kill his wife an sun. period! No further development of characters, all black and white, all it matters for a good horror movie is horror itself. In "dans la foret" we have a character who struggles and fights with his demons and in his desperation turns to his 6 years old son for help, a little boy, who having a special charisma can actually personalize his father's evil side. To a sentimentally intelligent viewer the "peace" the little boy offers to his father, a process which helps him too to get rid of his nightmares as it is illustrated in the end of the film is really heartbreaking and deeply human. Horror is part of the story but not its goal. I strongly recommend the film to the ones who like psychological thrillers based on human characters and not just horror. Especially the ones who never decided wheather their father has been an "devil" or an angel to them (for that was the case of the little "son" in the film) may shed a lot of tears in the end...

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