Dark Woods

Synopsis: The crew of the TV show "Real TV" with controlling boss Gunnar on the front line will soon begin production of a reality show for which participants are selected to survive in the wilderness. Gunnar has gathered a production team of four people: The friends Lasse and Per , the Swedish girl Elin and the new girl Sara. To test his new employees, Gunnar takes them to a log cabin where he used to spend summers as a kid. The cabin is located far away from civilisation, hidden in the dark, mysterious woods. The team has to make it through a weekend, finding food that nature has to offer, and neither cellular phones nor cigarettes are allowed. When Lasse and Per find a dead body in a lake near the cottage, the group is being tested. Gunnar is suggesting that they should continue the weekend without mentioning anything to Sara and Elin about what they found. But soon the team experiences some escalating incidents which lead to paranoia, accusations and mistrust.
Director(s): Pål Øie
  1 win & 2 nominations.
85 min

Are you there?


All we wanted was a decent job.

And we ended up here.

In the woods.

We should have stayed away

from that pond.


Can I smoke here?

Why did you apply for this job,


I know you're good.

And that you pay well.

I hear you're one of the best

photographers around.

Who told you that?

-Are you Lasse's friend?


-What do you do on local radio?

-Haven't you heard my reports?

Jesus Christ! I've been

in princess Mrtha Louise's bed.

I've been in Wenche Foss' shower.

Do you have any TV experience?

I've watched a lot of TV.

Three years as a reporter

for a ... news desk.

''I'll do what you want me to,

cause I ...''

Stop it!

Why do we have to go through this?

Sit down.

Give me that!

You can't do this without me.

Am I right?

Answer me.




And Per.

My philosophy is:

We have to be able to take -

- everything our participants

have to take.

And preferably even more.

We have four days

to become a top-notch TV crew.

We have to dare

leave our pacifiers behind.

The program is as follows:

Tomorrow and the day after

will be physically demanding.

Saturday will be

mentally demanding.

Not my cell phone!

And Sunday

I have a surprise for you.

When we return to civilization

as one hell of a crew!

Are you ready?


-I can't hear you.




can I make one last phone call?

We'll be back on Sunday.

I usually ...

I call my mom every day,

and I wanted to let her know ...

Consider it part of

the survival experience.

Hang on, Lasse!

That wasn't so bad, was it?

Are we almost there?

-About halfway.

-Did you hear that, Lasse? Halfway.

Is this your cabin?

It started as an ammo shed

dad found after the war.

But it's seen some improve-

ments since then.

Everything OK?

Must have forgotten to lock

after last time.

Fine, I'll take the bottom bunk.

That hasn't worked for 30 years.

This is a classic Stellaphone.

You carried the wine, Lasse.

What wine?

We live in an obscure age.

People choose entertainment

when they really long for clarity.

Something to tell them

how to cope with life.

We supply that clarity.

Rougher, more audacious,

deeper TV than ever before.

We could have sat

at some bar right now.

I was just thinking the same thing!

But instead we are here.

We are going to freeze, starve,

and become clear to each other.


And welcome.

Aren't you drinking?

People who don't drink

have some serious flaw.

Push those two at the same time.

''I can crack big nuts

with my butt muscles.''

''Where did that avocado

come from?''

Where did that avocado come from?

What is it, Gunnar?

I saw ... forest.

I told you:

Never go up to that pond.

What is it, Gunnar?

I saw ... forest.

I told you:

Never go up to that pond.

Never go up to that pond.


Come back here, dammit!

Cowardly f***!

Where's breakfast?

-Don't we get any food up here?

-You'll find it in the forest.

Let's go.

What kind of a deal is this?

You go up to the river

behind the cabin.

I'll bring the girls, and we'll see

who comes home with dinner first.

Rivers make noise.

I don't hear a river.

Are you all right?

I think so.

Look at this!

Look at that.

Fish are fish, meat is food.

Leave it!


You can't exactly

call that Swedish chick ugly.

-Isn't she a little old?

-She isn't old!

There's something about Swedes ...


The expiration date

was over a month ago.

On your birthday!

-I hope it's alive.

-Why did you shoot?

I don't know.

A reflex.

Did you find it?

If you're going to shoot,

shoot to kill.

There's blood on your hand.

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