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When Darkness Falls (2006)

När mörkret faller (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 20 October 2006 (Sweden)
A gripping and intense thriller about honour, loyalty, and the courage to fight for what you believe.

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Anders Nilsson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oldoz Javidi Oldoz Javidi ... Leyla
Bahar Pars Bahar Pars ... Nina
Mina Azarian Mina Azarian ... Mamman
César Sarachu ... Pappan (as Cesar Sarachu)
Zeljko Santrac Zeljko Santrac ... Den yngre farbrodern
Tony Haddad Tony Haddad ... Den äldre farbrodern (as Toni Haddad)
Elián Jajjo Elián Jajjo ... Tamir
Amin Alabadi Amin Alabadi ... Leo
Alice Dadgostar Alice Dadgostar ... Diza
Annika Hallin ... Stella Forsberg
Mark Zak Mark Zak ... Tyske kriminalaren
Johanna Lazcano Johanna Lazcano ... Tahere (as Johanna Lazcano Osterman)
Nour El-Refai ... Boyan
Eivin Dahlgren Eivin Dahlgren ... Kriminaltekniker Fredrixon
Nina Syvälammi Nina Syvälammi ... Den yngre farbroderns fru
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Two young sisters act against their family's "code of honour" and their lives become a deadly nightmare. Two bouncers at a popular club are attacked by criminals igniting total war. An award winning journalist presses charges of spousal abuse against her husband only to become a hated pariah amongst their common colleagues. But what none of their aggressors could have foreseen is the enormous will to fight and prevail that is awaked in the hearts of those threatened one time too many. Written by Sonet Film official synopsis

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Drama

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Bum Life Song
Lyrics and Music Composed by Qwan
Performed by Qwan
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Excellent title of an excellent movie!
22 October 2006 | by sammy_spandexSee all my reviews

The Swedish title is translated into 'When darkness falls' and this is actually the best movie of 2006 so far.

I feel that this movie from start to finish is in a big hurry to tell us about extremely important problems in todays society, and it manages to come through in flying colors. The movie is two hours and 15 minutes long, but the pace is high throughout the entire movie.

Certainly not a light weight family movie, the story is a bit like Altman's 'Shortcuts', about people that could be your next door neighbor, your closest friend, or you yourself. People that for different reasons are in serious trouble. It's a violent, dark, yet truly heartbreaking story. Although light years away from the lives of the average Swedish families, it presents realistic insights into the terrors that lurks 'when darkness falls'.


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Swedish

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20 October 2006 (Sweden) See more »

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$440,756
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