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Død snø (2009)

Director:
Tommy Wirkola
COUNTRY
Norway
GENRE
Horror/Comedy
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
Dead Snow
RUNNING TIME
90 minutes
Producer:
Tomas Evjen
Terje Strømstad
Screenwriter:
Tommy Wirkola


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Hanna Charlotte Frogner
Herzog Ørjan Gamst
Roy Stig Frode Henriksen ½
Martin Vegar Hoel ½
Erlend Jeppe Laursen ½
Liv Evy Kasseth Røsten
Chris Jenny Skavlan
Vandreren Bjørn Sundquist
Vegard Lasse Valdal ½
Sara Ane Dahl Torp

 

Review

The makers of the embarrassing splatter spoof Kill Buljo return with this nazi splatter comedy. Director Tommy Wirkola still has little relevant or original to offer, but this time he has at least garnered enough experience and financial backing to make a professional and techincally impressive film in which dead nazis must line up in numbers to fight off a resilient group of Norwegian medical students. There is little productive suspense, and the script is boringly conventional in structure and motifs, but Wirkola does come up with a couple of brilliantly original moves which amuse and delight. And the visuals are stylish with cinematographer Mattew Weston capturing a beautiful colour palette. Too bad then, that on an intellectual and artistic level, Wirkola's work still is very much insignificant.

 

Copyright © 12.7.2009 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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