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Section: Days of Danish Cinema

Island of Lost Souls (2007) 14

Denmark | 2007 | 100 min.

Fourteen-year-old Lulu moves to a small provincial town with her mother and younger brother. One night, her brother is struck by a beam of white light - actually the spirit of Herman Hartmann from the 19th-century. To her despair, Lulu realizes that Herman has possessed her brother and the two of them are thrown into a fevered adventure. They are joined by Oliver, a rich kid, and Richard, a disillusioned clairvoyant and inventor. Together they take on the dark, supernatural forces gathering over the town - the evil from deep in the land of the dead, which seems determined to take over the world and see them die.

Duration100 min
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel
Screenplay Nikolaj Arcel
Director of Photography Rasmus Videbaek
Music Jane Antonia Cornish
Edited by Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
Production Design Niels Sejer
Production Zentropa