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Title: Dark Souls (Mørke sjeler)
Genre: Horror
Running time: 95 minutes

 

Written and directed by: Mathieu Péteul & César Ducasse
Produced by: Maria Havig-Gjelseth & César Ducasse
Cast:  Morten Rudå, Kyrre Sydness, Ida Elise Broch, Johanna Gustavsson, Jan Hårstad, Henrik Scheele, Karl Sundby, Marianne Rødje, Gustav-Adolf Hegh

 

Director of Photography: Mathieu Péteul & César Ducasse
Production Designer: Maria Havig-Gjelseth

Music: Wojciech Golczewski

Assistant director: Neil Jouanjean
Make up: Stine Brovold & Michelle Johansson
Editor: Mathieu Péteul & César Ducasse
Sound Designer: Tom Sennerud

 

Norwegian Distributor: Norsk filmdistribusjon AS
Norwegian Theatrical Release: 14 January 2011

Synopsis: 21 years old Johanna Ravn is jogging in the woods when she's suddenly attacked by a man in an orange jumpsuit. Her assailant drills a hole in her skull and leaves her for dead.

When the police calls Johanna's father, Morten Ravn, to ask him to identify his daughter's body in the morgue, he tells them that she has just walked in and is sitting in front of her PC... But there's something wrong with Johanna. Black oil is flowing from her eyes and the only message she's able to type on her screen is one long cry for help. And she's not alone. All over town, people are attacked by men in orange jumpsuits with electrical drills. The victims all suffer from the same symptoms, with their bodies slowly disintegrating in front of their loved ones.

Frustrated with the lack of results from the local police, Morten takes it on himself to investigate the attacks and tracks the killer back to his hideout in secluded manufacturing plant where he begins to uncover the secrets behind the assaults.

The ruthless greed and ecological devastation of the oil industry form the backdrop to DARK SOULS, a satirical and stylish horror which uses homage as a springboard for its original take on the genre.

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