As most cinema-goers become mesmerised by Rooney Mara’s performance as Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s remake of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ lest we forget that is was in fact Noomi Rapace who also excelled in the same role in Niels Arden Oplev’s Swedish original that first caught our eye. But today’s snippet is focusing on Rapace’s new Norwegian horror thriller ‘Babycall’. The movie opened in its native Norway last October and is now set to arrive in UK theatres next month. ‘Babycall’ was written and directed by Pål Sletaune (‘Next Door’ AKA ‘Naboer’) and co-stars Kristoffer Joner and Vetle Qvenild Werring (‘Cold Prey 2’ AKA ‘Fritt vilt II’). Rapace will be seen later this year in Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi epic ‘Prometheus’.
“Anna and her eight year old son Anders are under the witness protection program following a difficult relationship with Anders’ father. They move into a large apartment complex. Anna becomes overprotective of her son and even buys a babycall to keep track of him. Soon, strange noises from other apartments appear on the monitor, and Anna overhears what might be the murder of a child. Meanwhile, Anders’ mysterious new friend starts visiting at odd hours, claiming that he has keys for all the doors in the building … Does this new friend know anything about the murder? And why is Anders’ drawing stained with blood? Is Anna’s son still in danger?”
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