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Sidste Time (1995)

Director:
Martin Schmidt

COUNTRY
Denmark

Genre
Thriller/Horror

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Siste time

RUNNING TIME
85 minutes

Producer:
Regner Grasten
Screenwriters:
Dennis Jürgensen


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Mickey Holm Peter Jorde -
Gerluf Loevholm Stig Hoffmeyer -
Louise Caspersen Mari-Anne Jespersen -
Inga Rikke Louise Andersson -
Kenneth Karl Bille -
Augusta Mette Bratlann -
Finn Christian Christiansen -
Iris Laura Drasbæl -
Brian Rene Hansen -
Gæst i TV Thomas Bo Larsen -

 

Review

There's a clever angle to the new Danish horror film Sidste Time, which satirizes the television medium and the power it can have in the extremes. The story is about "TV Top", a TV station that produces a program called "Sidste Time" where events and criminal acts are being broadcast in real-time. Micky Holm is the host, and as we join the action, they are broadcasting from Elverhøj Gymnasium where murders are being committed. Peter Jorde plays the TV host with a nice combination of charisma and mystique. He's fascinating – unlike every other character in the film. The satire is valid, but the film doesn't work as horror, since director Martin Schmidt never gives us any link between the crimes and the culprit, who is unpersonified, almost like a phantom. The ostensible suspense is being killed off before it's manifested, and what we're left watching is a static film with no progression or development.

Copyright © 12.5.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: © 21.04.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)