Švedska horror triler drama redatelja i scenarista Filip Tegstedt kojemu je ovo inače prvi film. Prema njegovim riječima, film je to koji se više oslanja na neki psihološki aspekt a ne na krv i cimalice, te se bazira na priči iz Švedskog folklora. Radi se naravno o nezavisnoj produkciji (budžet filma je iznosio tek oko 1,000,000 švedskih kruna), ali unatoč tome Tegstedt je uspio u ovaj film pridobiti i jedno internacionalno poznato glumačko ime, a to je Peter Stormare. Datum premijere za sada nije poznat, zna se samo da će to biti 2011.
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MARIANNE is a psychological horror drama about a broken family in the small isolated town of Östersund, located up in the Swedish northlands. Among the pine oods, the lakes, the snowy mountains and the midnight summer sun, the story takes place on the fuzzy border where fantasy and reality meet.
45 year old Krister’s wife Eva has just passed away in a car accident, and now he’s alone with the 18 year old daughter Sandra who hates his guts, and a 6 months old daughter who he doesn’t really know how to take care of .
At night he’s haunted by bad nightmares about what happened the night Eva died, and guilt for the pain he’s caused Sandra over the years as an absent father.
He experiences visits in his sleep from a woman dressed in green, looking for revenge. Someone who comes to him via his dreams. Someone he knows already is dead.
Sandra’s boyfriend, who’s interested in old Swedish folklore, soon realizes Krister is haunted by a Mare – a female creature of the night or a woman possessed. He tries to guide Krister by helping him get rid of her, while Krister tries to regain his family and reestablish some sort of order in his life. But having a bad reputation in a small town makes it hard to regain the trust of someone you’ve let down so many times before.
Krister finds himself in a jungle of guilt and anxiety, superstition and nightmares, mental and physical illness, and has to find the best way out.
Is the Mare real, or only in his mind?