Rachel (Teresa Palmer), who lost her twin brother’s older brother, Nate, in a car accident, can’t get over her grief. After selling a house in New York, USA, she moves to a secluded lakeside home in Finland, the hometown of her husband Anthony (Steven Cree).
The family tries to erase the pain of losing Nate in the new surroundings, but twin sister Elliot continues to bother Rachel by saying and doing strange things. Elliot pretends to be his older brother, pretending to play with him. Looking at him, Rachel is confused. The surroundings of the new house and the village are still in a dark fog, and the neighbors silently watch the Rachel family like conifers surrounding a lake.
Only Helen (Barbara Marten), an Englishwoman who is bullied by the villagers, gives Rachel the only comfort, telling her the strange words that “everything in this town is round”.
Through various travel programs, I used to dream of the mysterious lakes and coniferous forests of Buk-gu, but it showed that it could be reversed to a place that instills fear and fear in people. humans. Ah, that blue water might scare you to an unknown depth!
Even her husband, Anthony, seems to have turned his back on the villagers, and even Elliot seems to push her away, so Rachel struggles.
The film “Twin”, which will be released on the 8th of next month, tells about the parents who lost their son in a disaster, the confusion of a twin sister who lost an older brother, the fear that a mother and his wife feel when their husband and their only son repel each other, and how to make a place for themselves… It is a work that amplifies fear into fear. Breaking the boundary between reality and imagination, she floods the audience with questions.
Although it claims to be “occult horror”, bizarre scenes that maniacs will pay attention to are placed here and there. Pagan sacraments, human sacrifices, and other favorite occult menu items are strewn about, and there’s plenty of pretentious music that elicits worry and sound effects that startle people.
Unlike other occult movies, the ending is relatively clear. The elements that fueled the disturbing volatilization (evaporation) in an instant. Occult maniacs can be in vain.
What keeps this film alive is Palmer’s performance as Rachel, a mother and wife who lost everything. Palmer seems to have found a good balance between the grief and chaos of losing his son and his struggle not to take even his remaining son away from him. The sense of stability in ‘Warm Bodies’, ‘Lights Out’ and the drama ‘Discovery of Witches’ is also strong in this work. I can’t erase the feeling that I’m on the outside with other roles.
Director Tanelli Mustonen even wrote the screenplay. He was invited to the 21st Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival with the film ‘Bodom Lake Camping Ghost Story’ (2016). In an interview, he said: “The film started with the question, ‘What is the worst fear parents can imagine? For an audience of 15 years and older.
Meanwhile, on the 3rd (Friday) of next month at 7:30 p.m. at Seoul Megabox COEX, a special “Twin” (GV) dialogue will be held. Film journalist Min Yong-joon, who dissects the film with a keen eye, and Hwang Seok-hee, a translator who translated the film’s subtitles, will be present and will raise expectations.
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