Excellent TV Series like The Killing (Forbrydelsen), The Bridge (Broen), Those Who Kill (Den Som Draeber), have not only become international hits, but have been remade in various other countries. And of course there are non-Horror shows like Borgen and Klovn, which are both brilliant in their own right.
On the movie front, they've given us gems like Vikaren, Antichrist, and Room 205. Not a prolific list by any stretch, but a solid one for such a small country.
And of course, Denmark has given us Mads Mikkelsen, which is just about the best thing that any country could ever hope to do.
All of that is to say that when we hear of a new movie or show coming out of Denmark, especially when it's surrounded by all kinds of positive buzz, we get excited. When Animals Dream is one such film, and it might just be the best Horror movie to ever come out of Denmark.
|"WELL, THAT'S NOT PUBERTY, I'LL TELL YOU THAT."|
|"THEY DON'T LIKE US."|
Such is the life of a teenager from a small fishing village in Denmark, I suppose.
|IF THEY WOULD HAVE ONLY LEFT HER ALONE...|
|WE'D GLADLY LIVE IN DENMARK, IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE WEREWOLF PROBLEM.|
When the Horror does hit though, it's pretty effective. It's never overtly gory or violent, but it's intense enough to make you hold your breath a bit in anticipation. And it does have its bloody moments.
|SHE'S GOING THROUGH CHANGES.|
|THOSE EYES HAVE SEEN SOME THINGS...|
It may be more of a movie for more high-brow tastes, but don't let that dissuade you from checking it out, as When Animals Dream is a solid effort that should please most Horror fans.The fact that it runs a bit deeper than most movies of its kind is really a good thing, as there are already plenty of blood-and-guts werewolf movies out there, and most of them tend to suck.
Already out on Blu-ray & DVD in a few different countries (Australia and Germany), and set to hit the UK on June 1st, When Animals Dream will also be at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19th... so if you want to see this movie, then either head on over to Cannes, or Import the disc. Either way, it's definitely worth it.
Sonia Suhl and Sonja Richter make for a pretty mother-daughter duo.