Cave, the latest film by Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken, is neither for the claustrophobic or hydrophobic. The film has packed enough anxiety into its ninety-minute time-frame to make you believe you are deep in the cave in rural Norway. The films young director proves just how talented he is at capturing a minimalistic, unique and very Norwegian story.

The narrative is simple enough. Viktor, Adrian and Charlie (the incredibly strong female lead) all served together in the special forces in Afghanistan. Charlie and Viktor used to be lovers, but now Charlie is . . .

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Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is know based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.