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Next Door

2005 1h 15m Horror Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 64% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings After Ingrid (Anna Bache-Wiig) leaves John (Kristoffer Joner), he allows himself to be pulled into a mystical and scary world where it is impossible to separate truth from lies. Read More Read Less

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Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Sletaune succeeds in suggesting a correlation between the twisty corridors and creepy rooms and the characters' fragile psyche. Nov 3, 2006 Full Review Pablo Villaça Cinema em Cena Direo de arte, fotografia e atuaes impecveis, associadas mo firme do diretor Sletaune, compensam a obviedade do roteiro, transformando este curioso estudo de personagens em uma experincia incmoda e angustiante. Rated: 4/5 Jun 12, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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dick n A really good Norwegian thriller that a lot of people have never heard of! Well worth the watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty trippy movie. It's an unoriginal concept/plot that is executed very well. I'd say it's excellent for 3/4 of it and then just good for the last 1/4. A final twist is executed nicely, leaving a dark taste in your mouth. But for that first 3/4 of the film it's exciting, tense, sexual, trippy and it makes you think. Big clues are slowly revealed during this time. In the end it still deserves 4* because it's layered and leaves a lot of thoughts/questions roaming around inside your head. This is largely due to the level of detail in the movie and it's significance to totally understanding the movie. It's obvious that most of the movie plays out in his head, but what did each sister represent? I assume the neighbours apartment is so messy because that space is a reflection of what's really going on in his mind. His apartment is very clean and neat because that represents what he thinks his headspace is like. He thinks it's all normal and tidy whereas in reality it's a complete mess with different characters (psyches) residing in there. The neighbours apartment was so huge with all these tight corridors leading to so many different rooms (the locked doors representing compartments inside his mind that he wasn't able to access due to his self defence mechanisms) and they all represent his state of mind. It's big because there's a ton of stuff going through his head. There are so many different rooms because they each represent a different component of his busy mind. As mentioned before it's really messy because he has a cluttered mind. I just know for sure I'm missing more to the story ie more hidden meanings/symbolism, and that's a reason why I'm such a big fan of this movie... because it keeps you thinking about it. If you have anything to add to this review please please reply and let me know how you interpreted it or what I have missed. This film is dark in addition to be a surrealist psychological horror, so this isn't for everyone. If you're against violence between males and females (sadomasochism) then skip this movie. But if you love a dark psychological thriller/horror that really makes you think both during and after the movie, this is really for you. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Brilliant and unique. Took a while to get going but once it does, it just kept getting better and better. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review joen z This show is so damn weird! Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A creepy psychological thriller that packs a wallop in its short running length. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Go Next Door for a Fun Trip into Film Noir and Horror!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After Ingrid (Anna Bache-Wiig) leaves John (Kristoffer Joner), he allows himself to be pulled into a mystical and scary world where it is impossible to separate truth from lies.
Director
Pål Sletaune
Producer
Pål Sletaune, Turid Øversveen
Screenwriter
Pål Sletaune
Production Co
Norsk Filmfond, 4 1/2 Film, Memfis Film & Television [se], Columbia TriStar, Zentropa Entertainment
Genre
Horror, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
Norwegian
Release Date (DVD)
Oct 3, 2006
Runtime
1h 15m