HANDLING THE UNDEAD

By Thea Hvistendahl

FACTS

Title: HANDLING THE UNDEAD
Original title: HÅNDTERING AV UDØDE
Director: Thea Hvistendahl
Cast: Renate Reinsve, Bjørn Sundquist, Bente Børsum, Anders Danielsen Lie, Bahars Pars
Genre: Horror Drama
Duration: 90 min
Language: Norwegian, Bokmål
Country of origin: Norway
Scriptwriter: John Ajvide Lindqvist, Thea Hvistendahl
Cinematographer: Pål Ulvik Rokseth
Editor: Trude Lirhus, Thomas Grotmol
Production Company: Einar Film
Production year: 2023
Executive producers: Sveinung Golimo
Budget EUR: 4.5M
Film status: In Production

On an abnormally hot summer day in Oslo, a strange electric field surrounds the city as a collective migraine spreads across town. TVs, lightbulbs, and electronics go haywire, the chaos reaching a debilitating crescendo when suddenly, it’s over. But the strange event has awoken the newly deceased from death. HANDLING THE UNDEAD weaves together three families through their loss: Mahler (72) and his daughter, Anna, mourn the too early passing of his grandson; Tora (86) says her final goodbye to her wife at the funeral home; and a family of four face a life without a wife and mother.

A character driven horror/drama, the film deals with fundamental emotions around grief and mortality and the battle of accepting what we cannot control.

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