The Innocents
Drama, Foreign, Horror, Thriller
1 hours 57 minutes
Age restriction:
R16 (Animal cruelty, violence, cruelty & content that may disturb)
Eskil Vogt
Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim,
Morten Svartveit,
Kadra Yusuf,
Rakel Lenora Fløttum,
Alva Brynsmo Ramstad,
Sam Ashraf,
The Innocents

1 hours 57 minutes | Rated R16 (Animal cruelty, violence, cruelty & content that may disturb)

During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren’t looking. In this original and gripping supernatural thriller, playtime takes a dangerous turn.


uses its genre frame to show the connectedness, curiosity and cruelty of its young characters, and also asks whether the inevitable loss of innocence at this age is a slate that can ever simply be cleaned. Sight & Sound

Vogt has crafted a kind of extreme fairytale on the nature of being different, shorn of tidy lessons or happy endings – which may just be beginnings anyway. Film of the Week

The lonely, uncanny and sometimes unthinkingly violent world of childhood is explored with chilling candor and exceptional skill in writer-director Eskil Vogt’s arthouse horror feature The Innocents. Hollywood Reporter

This superior chiller is both a satisfying genre exercise and a minute observation of the process by which young children acquire morality… Variety

A clever, engaging and often electrifying feature which straddles suspense and the arthouse in a tight and satisfying way. Screen International

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