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The Monitor (2011)

Babycall (original title)
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After a baby monitor picks up another channel, Anna begins reliving the nightmare she'd recently escaped.

Director:

Pål Sletaune

Writer:

Pål Sletaune
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noomi Rapace ... Anna
Kristoffer Joner ... Helge
Vetle Qvenild Werring Vetle Qvenild Werring ... Anders
Stig R. Amdam Stig R. Amdam ... Ole (as Stig Amdam)
Maria Bock ... Grete
Torkil Høeg Torkil Høeg ... Nabogutten (as Torkil Johannes Swensen Høeg)
Henrik Rafaelsen ... Mannlig doktor
Tom Hugo Nielsen Tom Hugo Nielsen ... Skoleinspektør
Mona Engh Mona Engh ... Sekretær
Eva Zeidler Eva Zeidler ... Helges mor
Kaia Varjord Kaia Varjord ... Politikvinne
Camilla Augusta Hallan Camilla Augusta Hallan ... Kvinnelig doktor (as Camilla Augusta S. Hallan)
Haakon Gjerløw Haakon Gjerløw ... Butikkansatt 1
Frank Jørstad Frank Jørstad ... Butikkansatt 2
Bjørn Moan Bjørn Moan ... Nabomannen
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Storyline

After escaping an abusive husband Anna and her 8 year old son move to a secret location in a giant apartment building. Terrified that her ex-husband will find them she buys a baby monitor to keep in her son's room at all times. But strange noises echo in the baby monitor from elsewhere in the building. As she witnesses the sounds of what she believes is another child being murdered she fears it is her own. Reliving the nightmare she recently escaped Anna will need to figure out what's real and what isn't before she loses her sanity and her child. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

Norway | Germany | Sweden

Language:

Norwegian | Swedish | English

Release Date:

7 October 2011 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK25,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,417,397
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Patiently sitting through the film proves to be quite rewarding at the end

Noomi Repace, who in my opinion is one of the most interesting actors out there, brought me to this Swedish thriller. Let me just say before anything, that this isn't one of those in-your face thrillers, or even particularly fast paced and racy. It's one of those films that have the really dense stories, that most people can't guess the end to.

'The Monitor' shows Noomi Repace playing Anna, a overprotective, paranoid mother, coming out of a traumatic experience with her husband. Her primal instinct is to protect her son, but there's something unusual going on around her, and the disturbed Anna can't quite wrap her finger around it.

The acting in this film is extremely natural, and its well written. The suspense is worth the final reveal, and is quite rewarding to those who patiently sit through the entire film. If you're a fan of story-oriented thrillers, this film is worth watching once.


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