'Cadaver': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's Norwegian horror film

In 'Cadaver', the world has gone to the dogs following a nuclear disaster leaving only a handful of survivors


                            'Cadaver': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's Norwegian horror film
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Netflix's new Norwegian project arrives on the streaming site just in time for Halloween. In 'Cadaver', the world has gone to the dogs following a nuclear disaster leaving only a handful of survivors. A charismatic hotel owner lures a family of three with the prospect of a free dinner and entertainment in his lavish hotel. Only things are not as they seem.

Soon enough, the evening's entertainment blurs the lines between performance and reality. Will they wind up the spectators or are they invited here to be the spectacle? Here's everything we know about the Norwegian horror coming to Netflix. 

Release date

'Cadaver' is set to premiere on Netflix on October 22, 2020. 

Plot

According to the official synopsis of the film, "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."

Cast

Gitte Witt as Leonora 

Actress Gitte Witt poses for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at the Village At The Lift Presented By McDonald's McCafe on January 19, 2014, in Park City, Utah (Getty Images)

Norwegian actress Witt is best known for her work on 'The Impossible', 'Bliss!', 'The Spy', 'The Sleepwalker', 'Pornopung' and  'Å begrave en hund'. 

Thomas Gullestad as Jacob 

Gullestad as Jacob and Witt as Leonora in 'Cadaver' (Netflix)

Gullestad is best known for his work on 'The 12th Man', 'Through a Glass, Darkly' and 'Oljefondet'.

Thorbjørn Harr as Mathias 

Thorbjørn Harr walks the red carpet ahead of the '22 July' screening during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 5, 2018, in Venice, Italy (Getty Images)

Harr is best known for his work in the most recent Norwegian Netflix series 'Norsemen'. He is also known for his work in 'Vikings', 'Bel Canto', '22 July' and 'Kielergata'.

Creators 

'Cadaver' is written and directed by Jarand Herdal.

Trailers

You can watch the trailer here:



 

Where to watch

'Cadaver' will be available to stream on Netflix from October 22, 2020, onwards. 

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