Friday, May 6, 2011

Next Door (2005)

Next Door / Naboer (2005)
Next Door / Naboer (2005)

Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Pål Sletaune
Starring:  Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie Mosli, Julia Schacht, Anna Bache-Wiig
Duration: 75 min.
Rating: 7.4/10

John, whose girlfriend has just left him for another man meets two sexy sisters living next door.  Soon the lines between reality and fantasy begin to dissolve, leaving him trapped in a twisted psychological game.  


Next Door is a Norwegian film directed by Pål Sletaune.  It is a hauntingly effective psychological thriller with a dark and dreamlike mood, a disturbed protagonist, and highly violent and erotic content that earned the film a rare over 18 rating in Norway.

Set almost entirely within the walls of two adjoining apartments, and filled with a creepy surreal atmosphere a la David Lynch, the film takes us on a twisted journey with the main character John, played magnificently by Kristoffer Joner.  Both the cinematography and the pacing combine perfectly to put the viewer constantly on edge with suspense and an ever present sense of claustrophobia. 

This is one of those films that is best seen knowing as little as possible about the story.  I'll just say that you should probably choose something other than this to watch with your mom on Mother's Day.

Next Door / Naboer (2005)

Next Door / Naboer (2005)

Next Door / Naboer (2005)

Next Door / Naboer (2005)

Next Door / Naboer (2005)

Next Door / Naboer (2005)

Next Door / Naboer (2005)

Next Door / Naboer (2005)


Michael Angelo said...

Question is, does he have sex with them.

The Angry Lurker said...

I'm afraid this had me at the poster, just what I need to watch.

Beasts in Human Skin said...

I'm with The Angry Lurker. I'm going to have to find this one.

Moviemonstrosity said...




Adalmin said...

The poster is really creepy, and the plot sounds even creepier. I don't know why the atmosphere reminds me of Martyrs, but it does. Have you seen Martyrs btw?

Bonjour Tristesse said...

I have, and I don't really see any similarity, also this one is nowhere near as graphically brutal or emotionally powerful as Martyrs.

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