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Darkness Falls (2016)

Mörkret faller (original title)
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Melissa suffers from amnesia. When she slowly regains her memory, the world isn't what it supposed to be.
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Credited cast:
Sara Chaanhing Kennedy ... Margareta (as Anna-Sara Kennedy)
Joanna Häggblom ... Melissa
Niclas Fransson Niclas Fransson ... Felix
Demis Tzivis ... David
Livia Emma Tsirk ... Amanda
Susanne Ågren Susanne Ågren ... Cleo
Eva Päiviö ... Fru Biermann


A young woman wakes up in the middle of the forest without remembering who she is or where she is coming from. Shortly after, a mysterious man will contact her only to reveal to her that they find themselves on a parallel planet, a cloned Earth by aliens. Written by TMFF

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Short | Thriller


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The very last shot in the movie was supervised by sound operator Michael Tiedkte since the director, Jarno Lee Vinsencius had to return their rented vehicle in order to stay out of the hefty late fees.

The long take in the forest at night where David reveals the main plot to Melissa was scheduled to be a hand held continues moving shot. After three takes the director Jarno Lee Vinsencius decided to put it on a tripod since he wasn't happy about the jerkiness of the picture due to no stabilizer available.

The director Jarno Lee Vinsencius financed the whole project without any funds or means from the government. See more »

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Anguishing and Intriguing Beginning, Surpring Ending
17 August 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

A young woman called Melissa (Joanna Häggblom) awakes in a frozen forest without recollection of her life and herself. She goes to a motel and has nightmares while sleeping; she has also sessions with a psychiatrist expecting to retrieve her memories. Two weeks later, a stranger leaves a message to her with the super of her building scheduling an encounter at the Rock 'n' Roll Café. When Melissa meets David (Demis Tzivis), he knows exactly what is happening to her and explains that they are not on Earth but in a parallel world created by aliens to study the humans. Further, most of the population is clone and the earthlings have been abducted from Earth to interact with them. He also tells that their lives are in danger and they flee to an isolated barn, where they meet Amanda (Livia Emma Tsirk) and Felix (Niclas Fransson), a man that can help Melissa to recover her memories. Who might be Melissa and what happened to her?

"Mörkret faller", a.k.a. "Darkness Falls", is a sci-fi, thriller and even horror short film by the promising independent filmmaker Jarno Lee Vinsencius. The plot recalls an episode of "The Twilight Zone" based on the story lines of "Dark City" and "Matrix". The short has an anguishing and intriguing beginning, supported by a promising actress and magnificent cinematography, camera work and music score. The screenplay keeps the mysterious situation but with flaws, since the amnesic Melissa checks in a motel and goes to a shrink without any explanation. When Melissa meets David, the fast-paced revelations provide too much information to the viewer. The greatest flaw is David that does not tell how he has found Melissa. The conclusion has a surprising ending impossible to be guessed. But despite the flaws, the short has 15 minutes running time and a concise complex screenplay. My vote is eight.

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22 April 2016 (Sweden) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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