Netflix debuts trailer for Norwegian psychological horror film Cadaver

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Netflix today debuted the main trailer for Cadaver, the first Norwegian Netflix film. The film is written and directed by the young and talented director Jarand Herdal and stars Gitte Witt, Thorbjørn Harr and Thomas Gullestad.

Cadaver will premiere on October 22 globally on Netflix.

This Norwegian psychological horror film takes us on a journey where humanity is being put to a test and stars among others Gitte Witt  (The impossible), Thorbjørn Harr (Vikings, July 22), Thomas Gullestad (The 12th Man) and Kingsford Siayor, known from Norwegian Netflix original Home for Christmas.

In the starving aftermath of a nuclear disaster, Leonora (Gitte Witt), Jacob (Thomas Gullestad) and their daughter Alice (Tuva Olivia Remman) are on the edge of survival. One day, the local hotel invites survivors to attend a theatre play, with a meal included, as a charitable effort to help those in need. Left with no choice, the family of three decide to go to the hotel, where the director, Mathias (Thorbjørn Harr), introduces the entire hotel as the stage. Attendees are given masks to help separate them from actors, but the play takes an eerie turn when audience members start to disappear. The line between reality and theatre quickly gets blurred, until Alice disappears in front of Leo and Jacob, and there’s no longer room for doubt: Something is very wrong with Mathias’ hotel.

The cast also includes Maria Grazia Di Meo (Kathrine), Trine Wiggen (Rakel), Jonathan Rodriguez (David), Stig Frode Henriksen (Hans) and Helge Jordal (Ticketmaster).

The film is produced by Espen Horn and Kristian Strand Sinkerud from Motion Blur Films, also the production company behind the newly-announced Netflix films Troll and another yet untitled Netflix original series. Cadaver is set to launch exclusively on Netflix globally October 22. 

Motion Blur Films was founded in 2012. The latest productions include Amundsen (2019) directed by Espen Sandberg, The 12th Man (2018) directed by Harald Zwart and the TV series Oil Fund (2018) directed by Harald Zwart and Petter Holmsen. Motion Blur Film’s goal is to be the Scandinavian leader in producing genre movies and TV-series for a broader international audience.