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Shelley (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 29 July 2016 (USA)
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Louise and Kasper want to become parents but Louise is unable to have children. She seals a pact with her Romanian maid, Elena, to bear Louise's child, but things don't turn out as they planned.

Director:

Ali Abbasi
1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ellen Dorrit Petersen ... Louise
Cosmina Stratan ... Elena
Peter Christoffersen ... Kasper
Björn Andrésen Björn Andrésen ... Leo
Marianne Mortensen Marianne Mortensen ... Isabella
Kenneth M. Christensen ... Simon
Patricia Schumann ... Nanna
Marlon Kindberg Bach Marlon Kindberg Bach ... Sigurd
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elvira Friis Elvira Friis ... Bodydouble
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Storyline

Louise and Kasper, a Danish couple, live in an isolated villa in the middle of the forest away from modern life, technology and even electricity. Louise's biggest dream is to become a mother but she is unable to have children. She finally decides, out of desperation, to seal a pact with her Romanian maid, Elena. Elena accepts to bear Louise's child as a surrogate mother in exchange for a large amount of money. The life growing inside of her is taking shape too fast, affecting the lives of everyone like an evil force. Paranoia and horror set in around the inevitable birth...

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Inside, an evil grows.

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Release Date:

29 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шели See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At 37:22 there's a brief frame that flashes on screen. If you pause the film at exactly the right time you'll see the head of chicken figurine. See more »

Quotes

Louise: Well, there's more to this world than what you see. Why are you so skeptical?
Elena: I'm not skeptical.
Louise: Yes, you are.
Elena: I just don't believe it.
Louise: Go and watch some TV and make your brain melt!
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Dan Fryste Songen
Created by Per Sivle
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Child-less
18 May 2017 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

So it's a Horror movie and someone gets another person to carry their child for them. There could never go anything wrong now could there? Apart from the obvious and what we would expect (suspense, questions and themes of terror or at least Horror), this has some awkward acting in it. And while it may enhance the viewing experience for some, it may also feel wrong for a lot of others.

So buckle up and take this trip, try to stay with it and figure out what is going on. It won't be too clear cut from the beginning and there is enough suspense to go around. It's a decent stab (excuse the pun) to deliver on the premise the movie has. If you like the Genre you probably will like this too


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