Simon Tuomisto, Nathaniel P. Erlandsson, Erik Sundström, Carl Sundström (executive) for Spying Moth Entertainment, NPE Productions
directed by Carl Sundström
starring Signe Elvin-Nowak, Jonas Lundström, Isabel Camacho, Cristian Åsvik, Camilla Westman, Johannes Yachouh, Marianna Ilona, Ulla Rasmussen, Erik Sundström, Jonatan Jönsson, Bengt Sanzén, Petra Ottosson, Sabina Renck, Patrick Sundelin, Mikael Björklund, Svante Jönsson, Michael Tuomisto
written by Nathaniel P. Erlandsson, Carl Sundström, music by Robin Franzén
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by a mysterious organisation, a team of documentary filmmakers -
reporter Linn (Signe Elvin-Nowak), camera people Ola (Jonas
Lundström) and Yasmin (Isabel Camacho), and soundguy Joakim (Cristian
Åsvik) - are to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a
woman and her baby in the very woods they took a stroll through every day,
and the finding of the woman's corpse 14 days later. The whole case caused
a medium scandal in the country because the police seems to have failed to
do their duty properly, and apparently the baby was never really looked
for. Also, when our documentarians question the woman's fiancé Michael
(Johannes Yachouc), they learn several disturbing facts about the case the
media never reported about or were barred from reporting. So it's off to
the woods for our foursome of filmmakers to look for actual clues, but the
first day proves wildly disappointing as not only does the cold get to
them, they also find exactly nothing, apart from a weird symbol painted
onto a rock - that though really could be anything. Then during the first
night when they're camping in the midst of the woods, Joakim goes missing,
having taken with him all the sound equipment and the team's cellphones,
but apparently he has walked off on bare feet across the frozen ground.
Frantically, our heroes go looking for him, but with no clear clue where
to go they fail to properly trace Joakim - but instead find the stroller
of the missing baby, hanging in a tree. So now they know something
sinister's going on. They make it to an abandoned building where they find
some shocking photos and videos that more likely than not have to do with
their story - but they also have to realize something has followed them
there, and that something is completely malevolent ...
Now I'm the first to admit, I'm not the biggest fan of the
found footage approach to filmmaking, and I'll also admit I was not a big
fan of the many shaky camera sequences popping up in Reportage November
- but in all, this is actually a pretty good movie, as it's based on a
well-crafted and carefully structured script that doesn't rely on its
filmmaking style too much, and sea-sickness inducing shots aside it's also
well-filmed and well-edited, puts an emphasis on atmosphere, and the small
ensemble is really solid and relatable, adding urgency to the proceedings.
So even if found footage is not your thing, you might want to give this
one a try.