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When a Danish family goes on a weekend trip to visit their new Dutch friends, they are quickly trapped in the small family’s manipulative game.

While vacationing in Tuscany, the Danish couple Louise and Bjørn and their daughter Agnes meet the Dutch couple Patrick and Karin and their son, Abel. They quickly get along, and Patrick and Karin invite them to come visit them in the Netherlands. A while later the Danish couple follows up on the offer and leaves for a weekend trip to the little family. A choice they will regret deeply, and before they know it, they are trapped in Patrick and Karin’s manipulative game.

Speak No Evil is the type of horror film that holds back on jump scares in favor of a creeping mood that leaves the viewer horrified. Director Christian Tafdrup has put together a pitch black, but occasionally darkly humoristic, tale of Scandinavian politeness simmering until its truly memorable climax.

The film can be described as a combo of Ruben Östlund’s social satires and Michael Haneke’s uncomfortable visions and was among the most discussed and critically acclaimed films at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Mads Wølner Voss


Christian Tafdrup (b. 1978) is a Danish actor, director and screenwriter. Speak No Evil is his third feature film. His debut Parents (2016) had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, and his second film, A Terrible Woman (2017), was a great success in Denmark and were screened at several international film festivals.

This film is part of

Nordic Fiction

Original title Gæsterne

Country Denmark, The Netherlands

Year 2022

Director Christian Tafdrup

Screenplay Christian Tafdrup, Mads Tafdrup

Cinematography Erik Molberg Hansen

Producer Jacob Jarek

Cast Morten Burian, Sidsel Siem Koch, Fedja van Huêt, Karina Smulders, Liva Forsberg, Marius Damslev

Production Company Profile Pictures

Distribution Another World Entertainment

Runtime 1h 37m

Language Danish, English, Dutch

Subtitles Norwegian

Genre Suspense, Horror

Format DCP

Age limit 15

Links IMDb

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