English title: Next Door
Norwegian director Pål Sletaune has a certain feel to his films. There's a grittiness to them, and a dark and always slightly uncomfortable atmosphere. Something that should lend itself well to horror, but to my knowledge Naboer
is his first film that come close to being a horror film. But then it's a pretty good one at that!
We meet Jon who tries to cope as best he can after his girlfriend has left him. Soon his neighbours, two attractive girls he's never noticed before, approaches him with strange and demanding requests. Soon he's dragged into a seductive world where he has trouble discerning reality from hallucinations.
A tight and surprising story, strong performances from all the three main actors, and the claustrophobic visuals makes this both enjoyable and intense. Highly recommended!