StormJanuary 20, 2006
DD is a smug fellow, almost 30 years of age, who can manage all by himself. At least that's what he thinks…
Release Year: 2005
Rating: 5.7/10 (1,869 voted)
Stars: Eric Ericson, Eva Röse, Jonas Karlsson
DD is a smug fellow, almost 30 years of age, who can manage all by himself. At least that's what he thinks. However, a strange woman – Lova – enters his life, hunted by evil men who want to hurt her. Against his will, DD is forced into a series of horrific events…
Donny 'DD' Davidson
The man in suit
(as Karl Norhäll)
(as Matias Padin Varela)
DD – liten
(as Christian Hollbrink)
You may have forgotten your past, but it hasn't forgotten you…
Official site [Sweden] |
Release Date: 20 January 2006
Filming Locations: Elmia, Jönköping, Jönköpings län, Sweden
Did You Know?
The scene in which DD enters a huge room full of computers, and talks to a guy who plays a computer game called "Storm", was shot in November 2004 on the world's largest computer festival, "Dreamhack", arranged every year in Sweden with over 6000 participants. Director Björn Stein thought that the festival would act as a cool and spectacular environment that would fit perfectly into the film.
When searching on Google for the words found on the matchbox he received from Lova, DD gets a single hit. This link is marked in purple, indicating that he had already visited it.
Something new in Swedish cinema
I just got home from the world premiere of this movie, and this is the
first time I have seen a Swedish action movie with sci-fi elements that
does not come off as quaint or just outright bad. This is a very smart
movie that, while all you see is not fully explained, the right things
are, and it manages to weave different parts of the story together
There is realism and depth (and pain!) in the psychological side of the
movie, and I particularly like how the characters evolve over time –
the storytelling technique works very well.
I also like Jonas Karlsson's acting – his character could easily have
become cliché or cheesy (there is something with Swedish that just
isn't as cool as English, when doing this type of movie), but he avoids
these traps and pulls it off with class. In general the acting, in its
genre, is better than most Swedish movies that try to be this cool.
Because Storm is cool.
I heard this movie being put forward as a "Swedish Matrix", and while
the two movies differ quite a lot, and the Matrix obviously had a much
bigger budget, the comparison is not completely unwarranted since they
both tell parallel stories in clever ways and play with our perception
of what a normal life is. Storm tells its tale on a much more personal
scale, and it does it excellently.