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Darkness Falls (2016)

Mörkret faller (original title)
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Melissa suffers from amnesia. When she slowly regains her memory, the world isn't what it supposed to be.
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Credited cast:
Sara Chaanhing Kennedy ... Margareta (as Anna-Sara Kennedy)
Demis Tzivis ... David
Joanna Häggblom ... Melissa
Niclas Fransson Niclas Fransson ... Felix
Livia Emma Tsirk ... Amanda
Susanne Ågren Susanne Ågren ... Cleo
Eva Päiviö ... Fru Biermann
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A young woman wakes up in the middle of the forest without remembering who she is or where she is coming from. Shortly after, a mysterious man will contact her only to reveal to her that they find themselves on a parallel planet, a cloned Earth by aliens. Written by TMFF

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Sweden

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Swedish

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22 April 2016 (Sweden) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Darkness Falls has also won Best Sci-Fi Short at Outlantacon Film Festival 2016. See more »

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A Sci-fi Short That Shows Promise
21 August 2016 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

Trying to tell the full arc of a story within fifteen minutes is a real challenge when it comes to film. It is best accomplished by way of showing, with little telling. The director/writer might be tempted to use dialogue to compress plenty of exposition into a small time window, but it's a solution that will usually fail.

"Darkness Falls" overcomes some of its reliance on dialogue with some beautiful and haunting imagery. In the first scene it establishes a moody atmosphere that lends itself perfectly to telling a story through visuals, but the mood is dampened by the expository dialogue. The story itself is a combination of familiar sci-fi tales, with an ending that some viewers may see coming. Nevertheless, this is the work of a competent director who has real skills as a cinematographer.

I have to say I found the English subtitles annoying, because there were numerous errors in spelling and grammar, which take the viewer our of the film. Correcting them would really help for English-speaking viewers.


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