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by Pål Øie


An old sanatorium is deteriorating in an isolated forest in the mountains. The elderly janitor is still living there to ensure that no one accesses the dangerous building. Five contract workers have taken on the task of tracking the huge building for hazardous waste before it is demolished. Over 300 rooms and kilometers of pipelines have to be screened in three days. They realize that the job is more than a search for asbestos and mercury when they encounter the buildings frightening past. Water is gushing from the old pipes, and brings the work to a halt. An attempt to close the water leakage leads them to the dark cellar, where they discover the horrible secrets from the sanatoriums past. You can demolish a building, but never remove the past.

original title: Villmark 2
working title: Villmark asylum
country: Norway
sales agent: Epic Pictures
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Pål Øie
film run: 93'
release date: NO 9/10/2015
screenplay: Pål Øie, Kjersti Rasmussen
cast: Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Baard Owe, Tomas Norström, Renate Reinsve
cinematography by: Sjur Aarthun
film editing: Sjur Aarthun
art director: Martin Gant
music: Trond Bjerknes
producer: Bendik Heggen Strønstad
co-producer: Tor Ole Rognaldsen, Zita Kisgergely, Lars Leegaard Marøy
production: Yesbox Productions, Handmade Films in Norwegian Woods
distributor: Another World Entertainment


main awards/selection

Fjellfilmfestivalen - Mountain Film Festival 2015 

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