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Possessed

  • 1999
  • Anders Ronnow-Klarlund
  • 99 mins

Summary

Thriller in which a Copenhagen medic travels to Romania to investigate a flesh-eating virus. There he becomes convinced of a sinister link between the disease and a mysterious arsonist.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Produced by Lars von Trier's Zentropa company, this millennial shocker starts out as a "race against time" contagion movie. But it soon departs from the Panic in the Streets format and descends into End of Days malarkey, as a flesh-eating virus and an obscure case of arson take on satanic significance. Anders Ronnow-Klarlund ensures Ole Lemmeke's virologist and student girlfriend Kirsti Eline Torhaug are constantly on the move, as they shuttle between Denmark and Romania. But while he judges the jolts well, Ronnow-Klarlund fails to generate a tangible sense of evil, despite the best efforts of Udo Kier as a zodiac-obsessed cultist.

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Credits

Cast

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SorenOle Lemmeke
BentzonOle Ernst
VincentUdo Kier
SarahKirsti Eline Torhaug
JensenNiels Anders Thorn
LyngfeltJesper Langberg

Crew

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DirectorAnders Ronnow-Klarlund

Details

Languages
English | Danish | Romanian
Guidance
Contains violence.
Formats
Colour
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