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Storm (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 20 January 2006 (Sweden)
A shiftless loner finds that he suddenly has something worth living for, as he tries to protect the enigmatic love of his life from the men who want to do her harm.

Directors:

Måns Mårlind (as Mårlind), Björn Stein (as Stein)

Writer:

Måns Mårlind
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Ericson ... Donny 'DD' Davidsson
Eva Röse ... Lova
Jonas Karlsson ... Man i kostym / Man in suit
Lina Englund ... Medhjälpare / Assistant
Peter Engman Peter Engman ... Taxi-chaufför / Cabbie
Karl Norrhäll Karl Norrhäll ... Jeppon (as Karl Norhäll)
Jacqueline Ramel ... Malin
Matias Varela ... Knugen (as Matias Padin Varela)
Joel Kinnaman ... Bartender
Per Ragnar ... Vakthavande / Man on duty
Sasha Becker Sasha Becker ... Helena
Adam Lundgren ... DD (som tonåring) / DD (as a teenager)
Oscar Åkermo Oscar Åkermo ... DD (som barn) / DD (as a child)
Christian Rinmad Christian Rinmad ... Ronny (as Christian Hollbrink)
Niclas Larsson Niclas Larsson ... Ronny (som barn) / Ronny (as a child)
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Storyline

DD is a smug fellow, almost 30 years of age, who can manage all by himself. At least that's what he thinks. However, a strange woman - Lova - enters his life, hunted by evil men who want to hurt her. Against his will, DD is forced into a series of horrific events... Written by Sandrew Metronome (translation by orbot)

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Spiel mit dem Teufel See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: First Swedish feature to use the famous Wilhelm-scream. It can be heard in the first comic book scene. See more »

Goofs

When searching on Google for the words found on the matchbox he received from Lova, DD gets a single hit. This link is marked in purple, indicating that he had already visited it. See more »

Connections

References Phantasm II (1988) See more »

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The importance of ambition
27 February 2006 | by AntagonistenSee all my reviews

Swedish film is subject to a completely different scale of judgment when I sit down to write a review. When i review a Hollywood movie my demands are much higher. And why? Simply because Hollywood has so much more invested in each film they release. The budget-constraints on a Swedish film probably doesn't even reach the catering-budget on a regular action-movie in Tinseltown.

"Storm" has become quite successful in Swedish theaters since it was released, it has also gained some admiration from critics. So of course i was curious, having passed on the opportunity to see the movie at the Stockholm Film Festival back in November of 2005. So, did it live up to the hype? Is the Swedish thriller of the year? Well, both yes and no.

Sometimes when i watch a movie i can like it more or less purely based on the ambition rather than the result. "Storm" is a bit like that. While i didn't enjoy the movie as much as i had hoped, i did enjoy the ambitions the film-makers obviously had. There are editing, shooting and effects here never before seen in a Swedish movie. While the rather modest budget shows in some more effects-laden sequences, the movie still looks good most of the time.

What surprised me the most is the lack of action. When they promoted the film it seemed like it would be an action-movie. There would be athletic women in leather and high kicking. And there was, for a total of ten minutes throughout. The other 100 minutes is more of a drama, a movie about finding happiness and dealing with things instead of repressing them. Sound boring? Not as bad as you might think, in my book it's more about expectations. A big part of the reason why this works as well as it does is the acting. Eric Ericson as the main character "DD" is solid throughout, and Jonas Karlsson is in my opinion one of the best Swedish actors today which he shows here in a role far from what he usually does. Eva Röse also does well, both when it comes to dialog and high kicks.

In short, sure this is cheesy at times, overblown and rather pretentious. But still: there was at least the ambition to do something different! And that is what Swedish movies need, they have to get the opportunity to miss the target a couple of times. At least now things feel like they are moving forward. So while "Storm" is only half a success it's still important and I can see why so many people enjoy it. If the development goes on like this I suspect there will soon be a movie that I can enjoy as much.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

20 January 2006 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$464,432
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Production Co:

Breidablick Film AB See more »
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2.35 : 1
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