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[EFM '12] Real-Life Game Of Horror Created By The ‘Rat King’

Finnish filmmaker Petri Kotwica directs a new game of cat-and-mouse entitled Rat King, which is being sold at the ongoing EFM in Berlin. Check out the art and trailer inside.

Juri, 18 is seriously addicted to online gaming, so much so he becomes isolated from his single mother and his girlfriend is about to leave him. He decides to quit but is soon lured back by one of his net-mates, Niki 18, who, when they meet for the first time, turns out to look strikingly like Juri. Niki has a web-address tattooed on his arm and when Juri types it into his computer, he gets lured into a curious game that grants him the username RAT KING. As the game becomes increasingly dangerous, Niki vows to help Juri get through it. But the game triggers off a series of life-threatening events and pretty soon Juri realizes that he is gaming for his life.

Max Ovaska, Julius Lavonen, Nina Koponen, Outi Mäenpää and Janne Virtanen all star in the thriller.