The film is set in the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, where much of this particular city has been left in ruins and its population poverty-stricken. A couple and their young daughter are invited by a local hotel to attend a theatre play, with the promise of meals and entertainment. They soon discover that this immersive experience and the dark turns it’s taking… are all too real.
The trailer suggests a stylish, dark outing, with a strong dose of satire in play as well. Perhaps it could work nicely as a double bill with Netflix Spanish-language film The Platform? Looking forward to checking it out.
Cadaver, written-directed by Jarand Breian Herdal and starring Gitte Witt, Thorbjørn Harr and Thomas Gullestad, will be streaming on Netflix from October 22nd.
Synopsis for Cadaver:
In the starving aftermath of a nuclear disaster, Leonora (Gitte Witt), Jacob (Thomas Gullestad) and their daughter Alice (Tuva Olivia Remman) are on the edge of survival. One day, the local hotel invites survivors to attend a theatre play, with a meal included, as a charitable effort to help those in need. Left with no choice, the family of three decide to go to the hotel, where the director, Mathias (Thorbjørn Harr), introduces the entire hotel as the stage. Attendees are given masks to help separate them from actors, but the play takes an eerie turn when audience members start to disappear. The line between reality and theatre quickly gets blurred, until Alice disappears in front of Leo and Jacob, and there’s no longer room for doubt: Something is very wrong with Mathias’ hotel.