Sauna (Filth) (Finland) (V) release date October 29 2009 studio IFC director Antti-Jussi Annila writer Iiro Küttner starring Tommi Eronen, Ville Virtanen site bronsonclub.fi/sauna trailer 1 Trailer #1 Official Score: Average User Rating: ADD A USER REVIEW 10 comments Posted By MattSlash on March 12, 2010 @ 3:36 am Log in to Reply ★★☆☆☆ This movie did have a creepy atmosphere and some chilling scenes and the story was somewhat intriguing but it just didn’t come off as a horror movie to me just more of a psychological/drama and it was too slow moving for me to get into it that I fell asleep through part of it. I thought the acting was pretty good but that language bothered the hell out of me and was very distracting and there just wasn’t enough action in it. Overall I was highly disappointed in this so called horror movie and I wasn’t thrilled with it at all just bored. Not recommended! Posted By Metal-Melissa on March 12, 2010 @ 2:49 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ I really enjoyed Sauna/Filth – I felt it was original and entertaining. I loved the cartographer aspect of the story, which gave it much more depth than your average horror film. The cinematography was beautiful – the scandic landscapes were both eerie and breathtaking. Great film with a very dark theme! Posted By frightjunkie on March 16, 2010 @ 1:26 am Log in to Reply ★★★★★ This was thoroughly enjoyable – a smart, creepy, well written piece that focuses on unsettling you rather than pummeling you with a bunch of cheesy, requisite gore fx. If you don’t understand the appeal of smart, creepy films, do yourself a favor and check this out. Audiences are sure to get sick of all the red Karo syrup anyday now, and the pendulum will swing back the other way. Sauna is worth several viewings, it’s that good. Posted By Rambo-Lunchbox on March 16, 2010 @ 3:49 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ I’ve watched it twice now, and I like it very much, despite not completely grasping everything… some of it is purposefully left ambiguous, and other parts I suspect were due to constraints on the film. Overall, a GREAT atmospheric horror film. Lots of cool cinematography, and I like how the Sauna itself is shot constantly out of focus. I wish we could’ve seen a little more of the “ghosts” (?) but keeping them off screen for the majority just amped up the scares when they finally pop into frame. Great acting. Good direction. Strange, original story. Lots of loose ends. Posted By chadron on March 29, 2010 @ 10:12 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★★ Sauna is an extraordinarily create and visually arresting film. The screenplay is highly intelligent and best of all, the cinematography aptly recreates the scene of early modern Sweden-Russia. A must see! Posted By maynardmorrissey on June 3, 2010 @ 4:18 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ Quite impressive and disturbing Finnish blend of history and arthouse horror movie, extremely atmospheric, eerie and sinister, with a highly interesting story, an amazing cast, brilliant cinematography, wonderful swamp-settings and some superscary scenes. I have to admit that I didn’t fully understand the movie but hey, I’m a Lynchian, I can handle that Posted By zap451 on August 11, 2010 @ 5:16 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ This is a great film that uses the environment and “things unseen” edge to really put you on edge. If you are looking for splatterhouse gore then you are not going to find it here. Instead, you get some good character development and a ghost story that will make your skin crawl. LESS IS MORE and this film proves that. Posted By Morthalius on November 2, 2010 @ 3:51 am Log in to Reply ★★★★☆ A really atmospheric film with an intriguing plot in an intriguing setting. Posted By BKs-Finest on December 8, 2010 @ 7:07 am Log in to Reply ★★★☆☆ Beautifully shot but kinda boring… Posted By HauntedCoffee on October 26, 2011 @ 2:15 pm Log in to Reply ★★★★★ I was pleasantly surprised by Sauna. I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end. Interesting characters, beautiful setting, some really good scares. A great movies.