|release date||October 3 2006|
|studio||Danger After Dark|
|starring||Michael Nyqvist, Cecilie Mosli, Kristoffer Joner, Julia Schacht, Anna Bache-Wiig|
SynopsisFueled by icy sexuality and raw violence, Next Door is a chilling and provocative thriller with a mind-bending twist. Newly single, John befriends the two women living in the cluttered labyrinth of an apartment next door. This neighborly spirit leads to a bizarre seduction, culminating with a blow to the jaw that dredges up deeply disturbing memories. Could it be the end of John’s sanity, or is it just what he needs to see things clearly for the first time?
Fans of psychotic minds and sexual violence rejoice. Norway has a powerhouse of a film for you by the name of Next Door, or Naboer in its’ native tongue. This Hitchcock style thriller has some disturbing twists and turns that take it from a simple yet complex suspense thriller, into the realm of horror. Although gore is at a minimum, the sexual tension and violent tendencies will be enough to keep most horror purists satisfied.
Next Door tells the tale of John, a young Norwegian man whose life is slowly starting to unravel. The opening frames of the film show John and his long term girlfriend Ingrid. Nothing out of the ordinary from your typical lover’s spat, but things start to take a turn towards the unknown when Ingrid leaves John. John goes about his daily activities until one day a beautiful, mysterious, and new neighbor named Anne calls upon him for a favor.