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Handling the Undead

Handling the Undead

Handling the Undead

Dir. Thea Hvistendahl
99 min

Three families struggling with profound grief are stunned when the dead rise again–are their loved ones truly home? Or is this a new form of terror? From the creator of Let the Right One In.

On a day of unusual heat, three different families have discovered a strange secret–their loved ones, recently dead, have returned. And they don’t know what to do–these are not mindless zombies but something entirely different. But what exactly? Co-written by director Thea Hvistendahl and author John Ajvide Lindqvist, whose Let the Right One In reinvented the vampire story, and with acclaimed actress Renate Reinsve (The Worst Person in the World), Handling the Dead is a haunting story of grief and endurance.

Film Details

Release Year: 2024
Runtime: 99 min
Country/Region: Norway
Language: Norwegian
Print Source: Neon Rated
Tags: Adaptation, Drama, Horror, Women Directors


Director: Thea Hvistendahl
Producer: Kristin Emblem, Guri Neby
Cinematographer: Pål Ulvik Rokseth
Screenwriter: John Ajvide Lindqvist, Thea Hvistendahl
Editor: Trude Lirhus, Thomas Grotmol
Composer: Peter Raeburn
Principal Cast: Renate Reinsve, Bjørn Sundquist, Bente Børsum, Anders Danielsen Lie, Bahar Pars, Inesa Dauksta