Blind (2014)

Norway / 92 minutes / color / Motlys, Lemming Dir & Scr: Eskil Vogt Pr: Hans-Jørgen Osnes, Sigve Endresen Cine: Thimios Bakatakis Cast: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali, Marius Kolbenstvedt, Stella Kvam Young, Isak Nikolai Møller, Jacob Young, Nikki Butenschøn, Erle Kyllingmark, Fredrik Sandahl.

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A young woman called Ingrid (Petersen) has recently fallen blind. She is terrified of leaving the apartment her husband, Morten (Rafaelsen), has bought for them, and just sits around all day, letting her imagination roam free, while he’s out at work at his architectural office.

Blind - 1 Ingrid

Ingrid (Ellen Dorrit Petersen), living the inward life.

Since her fears make it impossible for her to go outside herself, she creates a pair of imaginary characters who can, as it were, do the going outside, and the seeing, for her. After a while she extends her tales to include what she imagines Morten might be up to when he’s out of the apartment—or even, unseen, in it; he becomes, in effect, a third character in her fantasies.

Einar (Kolbenstvedt), the first imaginary personality, is a social misfit, a homely-looking man who lacks the courage to meet women; instead, he sits in front of his computer every evening, watching hardcore online porn, indulging his fetishes and busily masturbating. (We witness a few brief extracts of the porn. If you decide to watch the movie, be warned of this. Overall, Blind is certainly not for the younger members of the family, however much they might protest otherwise.) His special fetish is Continue reading

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Den Som Frykter Ulven (2004)

vt Cry in the Woods
Norway / 99 minutes / color / Paradox, Angel Dir: Erich Hörtnagl Pr: Torleif Hauge Scr: Stefan Ahnhem Story: Den Som Frykter Ulven (1997; vt He Who Fears the Wolf) by Karin Fossum Cine: John Andreas Andersen Cast: Lars Bom, Kristoffer Joner, Laila Goody, Stig Henrik Hoff, Kjersti Elvik, Aksel Hennie, Finn Schau, Fridtjov Såheim, Gisken Armand, Harald William Borg Weedon, Jorunn Kjellsby, Stian Kjensli, Mikkel Myklebost Foss, Benedikte Lindbeck.

Den Som Frykter Ulven 1 Erkki, as Haldis sees him in forest

Erkki (Kristoffer Joner), as Haldis sees him in forest.

Mental patient Erkki Jorma (Joner) escapes from the institution where he has been receiving treatment from psychiatrist Sara Rask (Goody) and her team. The next morning an old woman he used to know, Haldis Horn (Kjellsby), is found brutally murdered outside her cottage in the forest; her face has been punctured with her own hoe. The cops assume Erkki must be the killer, despite Sara’s protests that he’s harmless. Just to complicate matters, when Erkki’s in town, dimmish bank robber Morgan (Hoff) seizes him as a hostage and Continue reading