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Movie review: Fascinating dubbelgångarskräck in demonic masterful Us,

A black, slightly dysfunctional family arriving at their vacation paradise, an inherited summer house on the California coast. The fryntlige father Gabe, an american variant to Sunes father, working hard to brighten up the mood with the help of a nyköpt but skruttig boat.

The far more clenched her mother Adelaide is, however, fully occupied with pushing away the horrible memories of how she as a little girl, dropped off at an amusement park nearby. A horror experience that allowed for a clear unprocessed trauma.

the little boy in the plastic halloweenmask suddenly announces that ”there is a family in the driveway” to jump half a meter in biofåtöljen. And that's just the beginning.

Unexpected visit in ”Us”. Photo: Claudette Barius

With the ”Us” shows Jordan Peele to his razor-sharp and tokhyllade satirical movie ”Get out”, which came in 2017, there was a temporary fluke. In the last movie he managed visually compelling cast together rysningsframkallande horror, and sharp sense of humor with a current political discourse (intimidating, structural everyday racism in the united states today), but it is contrived.

and offer an even more breathtaking, intense skräckfärd straight into what well may be interpreted as an acute identitetskrisande nation with a collective hard bruised self-image.

The significant introduction, which is set during the 80's Reaganår, in the day, of course, an extra edge to the little girl is dressed in an oversized t-shirt with print from Michael Jackson's ”Thriller”.

Peele picks up the one rabbit after another out of his cinematic wizard hat. Here are Jung's ideas about the ”skuggjaget” (roughly: a place where the conscious self, it places one does not like about himself). This is also the classically creepy ”strangers invading the home”-theme, historical conspiracy theories, shady government forskningsförsök, dubbelgångarskräck, religious fanaticism and traces of navajoindiansk mythology.

The fateful bibelversen from Jeremiah (11:11) will return as a reference and sets the tone: ”Therefore thus saith the Lord: Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hear them.”

, and it will not be easier for the people involved when the daughter of a family desperately asking the invaders: ”What are you?” And they respond with evasive idleness: ”We are...americans.”

unlike the ”Get out”, there are few comic elements (in addition to klantpappans contortions) that lightens the apocalyptic mood. It may lack the revelatory sense of humour a little bit, although the weight will be different. We viewers are, as well as the family in focus, brutally alone with the fängelseoverallklädda the demons raging in the film's semesterhelvete.

Jordan Peele, who both wrote and directed himself, consolidates its position as one extremely stylish and wayward genreförnyare in superb harmony with the spirit of the times. As in most good horror movies are the way towards the resolution more exciting than the answers to the riddles. On the other hand, many scenes small dark jewelry, and the acting is in the luxury class.

Every character stands out in razor-sharp relief, particularly perhaps ”12 years a slave”actress Lupita Nyong'o, who plays the mother, and has the most loaded double role. Peeles collaboration with the composer Michael Abel – who made the year's most harrowing, körbaserade soundtrack is also worth a show in itself.

if you Want to see the well-worn political model of explanation ”polarization” in the shape of a uppslagsrik psykothriller with as many first as reflections in a hall of mirrors, so do ”Us” definitely the job.

See more. Three other movies with dubbelgångarmotiv: Alfred Hitchcock's ”Study of crime” ”Vertigo” , 1958), Krzysztof Kieslowskis ”Veronikas double life” (1991), Spike Jonzes ”Adaptation” (2002).

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