SKU 4422

THE LAKE OF THE DEAD (De dødes tjern) (1958) * with switchable English subtitles *

Kåre Bergstrøm Writers: Kåre Bergstrøm, André Bjerke (novel) (as Bernhard Borge) Stars: André Bjerke, Bjørg Engh, Henki Kolstad

The film takes place in August 1958. Crime Author Bernhard Borge and his wife Sonja, psychoanalyst Kai Bugge, magazine editor Gabriel Mørk, lawyer Harald Gran and his fiancée Liljan Werner are the six people from Oslo who will visit Bjørn Werner (Liljan's brother) in his cabin deep in the Østerdal forests. But, when the guests arrive, Werner is missing and his dog is found dead at a pond nearby. It's not long before they begin to ponder the old legend that's associated with the place: a man is said to have killed his sister and her lover and then drowned himself in the lake. It is said that anyone who stays in the house - the murderer's cabin - would be possessed by a strange attraction: They would be forced to drown themselves in the pond. The company decides to solve the mystery, but soon, it appears that they are exposed to the mysterious, fascinating powers that are tied to the lake.

DVD-R is in Norwegian with switchable English subtitles.  Approx.  73 mins.   Widescreen (see film sample below).

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