Demoner (1986)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 125 min.  |   Countries - Sweden  |  
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Based on the controversial theatrical piece by Swedish playwright Lars Noren, Demons (Demoner) is a devastating study of a dysfunctional marriage. The combatants are Ewa Froling and Lars Green, who consider the day wasted if they can't viciously tear into one another. Green hopes for a respite when his in-laws announce that they plan to visit, but the would-be guests, anticipating a battle royal, decide not to show up. Desperate for human companionship other than his hated wife, Green invites a neighboring couple, Pia Oscarsson and Bjorn Granath, over for a few drinks. What follows makes Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf look like The Donna Reed Show. Even if you survive the film's ceaseless barrage of verbal recriminations and physical humiliations, you will not be totally prepared for Demons' grim climax.

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battle-of-the-sexes, dysfunctional, marital-problems, marriage, neighbor