Rated R | Time: 1:24
In Danish with subtitles
Marie (Sonia Suhl) is worried about the marks growing on her chest for good reason: She seems to have inherited the werewolf gene from her heavily sedated mom (Sonja Richter). Her father (Lars Mikkelsen, brother of Mads) is overprotective, as you’d expect. It’s director Jonas Arnby’s first film.
Reviews are middling:
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▪ Jordan Hoffman, New York Daily News: “While the movie’s locale, a remote Danish village, is gorgeous, the pace as it moves toward its predictable conclusion is just like the beautiful location: glacial. When the ‘Carrie’-esque plot twist finally comes, it’s hard to care too much about characters that have been putting you to sleep.”
▪ Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter: “Ultimately sticks within werewolf movie conventions, adding little fresh to the form. That said, it should appeal to more highbrow genre fans who like a bit of European art house angst with their throat-ripping gore.”
(At Screenland Crossroads.)
| Sharon Hoffmann