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The Unthinkable – Watch the trailer for the Swedish disaster-thriller

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The Unthinkable was made back in 2018, but Magnet Releasing will release the film in US cinemas and VOD on 7th May 2021.

It’s midsummer and Sweden wakes up to a state of emergency. TV, internet, and telephone networks are down, and before anyone realizes what’s behind the collapse, a series of unexplained attacks take place around the country. Alex, a successful pianist whose controlled existence is upturned when his mother dies in a suspected terror attack, returns to his childhood village to arrange the funeral. There, he must reconcile with both his father and his old flame, Anna, who he has desperately been trying to forget. As old feelings come back to the surface, more mysterious attacks plunge Sweden into chaos and confusion. THE UNTHINKABLE is a disaster-thriller about time running out, and protecting what matters most.

The film by Crazy Pictures stars Christoffer Nordenrot, Lisa Henni, Jesper Barkselius, and Pia Halvorsen.

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  1. “The Unthinkable” begins as a touching family tragedy before turning into a true anticipation blockbuster, politically and efficiently echoing ‘The American Cinema’ of ‘The Cold War’ period. Sweden is under a mysterious attack. We’re experiencing the scenario through the perspective of the common people. You and I. How would we react if the phones didn’t work and ‘The Internet’ shut down? Where would we go if the flight alarm went on? Should our priorities be changed? “The Unthinkable” is a relationship drama/ thriller in a disaster environment. Consistently, we experience the scene from the perspective of the characters without knowing what’s going on around the corner. It invites to nail biting excitement, but also an intimate character design. It’s an exciting film without compromising on the drama. The film invests a lot of time in the characters and engage the audience in their relationships. Just when you forget that it’s actually a spectacular film you’re watching, it’s exploding. And when the threat comes closer you really care about the people whose lives are in danger. aspects of production to a collective vision. Whether it’s acting or scenography, photo or music, the goal is to create something that feels mystic and tickling, related and above all imperfect. Just like us humans. Mystery. Nostalgia. Human fragility. The work of expressing human fragility goes so far that the film choses not to rehears anything with the actors. Instead, the film conducts long conversations about backstory and motivation, so the game on the shooting feels alive and in the moment. Several of the best moments in the film are improvised on location. For the cinematography, it means shooting on old ‘Soviet’ lenses to create uncontrollable character and life in the image. For the music, it means to build the sound around analog synthesizers and church organs. It’s a disaster-thriller about time running out, and protecting what matters most. It’s about how ordinary people like you and me would react if the worst would happen. Who would we call? Where would we go? written by Gregory Mann

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