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Valley of Shadows (2017)

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In this mystery drama we follow Aslak (6) in a quest for answers about recent tragic events. Valley of Shadows is a film in the tradition of the Scandinavian Gothic.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Adam Ekeli Adam Ekeli ... Aslak
Kathrine Fagerland ... Astrid
John Olav Nilsen John Olav Nilsen ... The stranger
Lennard Salamon Lennard Salamon ... Lasse
Jørgen Langhelle ... Policeman
Jone Hope Larsen Jone Hope Larsen ... Lasse's father
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Between the sea and the mountains in a small village in Norway, Aslak (6) lives with his mother Astrid. A tragic event occurs that Aslak can't quite understand and Astrid struggles to handle. In a quest for answers, Aslak ventures into the dark forest behind his house. Is what happens on his journey merely a boy's imagination or is it reality? VALLEY OF SHADOWS is a film in the tradition of Scandinavian Gothic.

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Norwegian

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20 October 2017 (Norway) See more »

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An atmospheric nordic masterpiece
21 June 2018 | by inrenSee all my reviews

6-year old Aslak lives with his mother in a rural town in Norway. Through Aslak's friend we learn that something has been brutally killing the farmers' sheep. Caught in a mix of family secrets and small town struggles, Aslak finds himself drawn into the dense woods behind his house.

Together with Aslak, our young protagonist, we explore the great unknown though the eyes of a child lost in the woods. Danger and curiosity go hand in hand as the movie unfolds. What is real and what isn't? There is something beautifully innocent in looking to nature for answers we cannot comprehend.

It's the mood of the film and the striking visuals, the uncertainty and the looming sense of foreboding, accompanied by eerily beautiful music, that makes Valley of Shadows thoroughly intriguing.

Valley of Shadows is thought provoking with a chilling, fairy-tale like aesthetic that is truly beautiful, while being, at it's core, a movie about a struggling family with their own traumas and secrets.


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