Vibe) is writing a new book and she's behind schedule. So she decides
to get out of the city and try writing in Dokka, the remote countryside
where she was born. It should provide ample inspiration. Rikke goes
to her deceased parent's old cabin where she soon gets unwanted attention
from local goons, including an old 'barely forgotten' childhood friend
and his mentally disturbed buddy. Rikke is mercilessly raped, beaten
and left for dead [in fact she IS dead] but
manages to return to exact vicious revenge.
Some people have
chastised the film for ripping off I
SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE and LAST
HOUSE ON THE LEFT. But they seem to be missing the point.
Here is an effective Grindhouse shocker from Norway (the very first
one from that country) and the original moments far outweigh any similarities
to other films. In fact, it's refreshing to see ANY
new ideas flourish in this rather exhausted genre [with a nod to the
equally unique I'LL
NEVER DIE ALONE from Argentina]. In many ways, this is a brilliant
motion picture managing to survive in the Me Too movement.
Albeit, not for everyone. But still brilliant.
film from Norway with English subtitles;
fully uncut (88 min)
widescreen format, DVDs encoded for ALL REGION NTSC,
playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include theatrical trailer.
Recommended for Adult Audiences