The Banished

The white carpet of snow conceals a horrible truth...

The Banished

The white carpet of snow conceals a horrible truth...

Synopsis

In December 1917, a small troop of soldiers is sent on a secret mission to an outpost in the north of Sweden. It’s a remote area, the snow is heavy and skis are the only means of transportation. The assignment is to bring support to the Finnish army fighting against the Russians. On arrival they find the compound seemingly deserted, the telegraph sabotaged and then stumble upon terrifying signs of brutal combat. Isolated and unable to communicate with the outside world they are faced with an unknown threat.

Based on the book “De förjagade” by Mikael Strömberg

Director

's Comment

Fantasy is my kind of thing. The fantastic, and horror is part of that. Horror, science fiction and fantasy, fairytales, that sort of thing. When I was little, because I had a vivid imagination and was easily scared, I didn’t watch horror films because they were too scary. But then there was this film that someone gave to me – Peter Jackson’s Bad Taste. That was one of the films that really inspired me. It was a big turning point, and one of the things that made me want to make films.
Anders Banke

Director