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Ali Abbasi

2016 || Denmark || 92 mins || Color || in English & Danish || Feature

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Indie Sales (Paris)

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Berlin 2016 – Panorama

SYNOPSIS

Young Romanian woman Elena arrives in the Danish countryside to work as a housekeeper for Louise and Kasper. It's an eerie feeling in an isolated villa deep in the forest away from modern life, technology and even electricity. Louise and Elena grow close quickly, but the more they know one another, the more each finds the other stranger. Devastated by being unable to bear children, Louise offers Elena a generous financial deal to be the couple's surrogate mother. Elena's pregnancy brings only brief joy to the home of Louise and Kasper. Bizarre hallucinations and unbearable sensations lead Elena to believe that something is frightfully wrong. The life growing inside of her is taking shape too fast, upsetting the lives of everyone like an evil force...

Starring Ellen Dorrit Petersen (BLIND) and Cosmina Stratan (BEYOND THE HILLS). An eerie and chilling debut from Ali Abbasi (acclaimed short M FOR MARKUS).

CAST

Ellen Dorrit Petersen
Cosmina Stratan
Peter Christoffersen