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Fritt vilt (2006)

Director:
Roar Uthaug
COUNTRY
Norway
GENRE
Mystery/Horror
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
Cold Prey
RUNNING TIME
97 minutes
Producer:
Magne Lyngner
Martin Sundland
Screenwriter:
Thomas Moldestad


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Jannicke Ingrid Bolsų Berdal ½
Morten Tobias Rolf Kristian Larsen
Eirik Tomas Alf Larsen
Mikael Endre Martin Midtstigen ½
Ingunn Viktoria Winge ½

 

Review

Initially, this Norwegian horror flick has major credibility problems dut to some poor dialogue and questionable acting. First-timer Roar Uthaug obviously isn't at his best handling human drama, and that goes for most of the members of the small cast as well. However, as the majestic Norwegian mountain scenery and amusing/eerie rendezvous between the 70s and our present day are introduced, Fritt vilt becomes a thrusting spring of suspense. Surely, the film moves along in a genre-conventional manner, but it never overeggs the pudding and only very rarely cheats. Atypically for these kinds of horror films, Fritt vilt is at its best during the closing part, in which Moldestad's script emerges as a highly interesting psychological study as well. The acting remains one of the film's weaker points, but at least the filmmakers have the sense to kill of the least talented performers first. Ingrid Bolsų Berdal and Rolf Kristian Larsen make an effective screen-couple, and they enjoy a great scene in a larder, in which the dialogue justifies previous mishaps.

Copyright © 14.11.2006 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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