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Under the Shadow

Under the Shadow is a movie starring Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, and Bobby Naderi. As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt...

Other Titles
Ispod Sjenki, L'Ombra della Paura, U senkama, À Sombra do Medo, Under the Shadow - Il diavolo nell'ombra, W Cieniu Śmierci, Sotto l'ombra, Zir-e Saye, Bajo la sombra, Sob a Sombra, 闇影之下, Sob as Sombras, Bóng Ma Trong Gió, Under skyggen, アンダー・ザ・シャドウ 影の魔物, Στη σκιά του φόβου
Running Time
1 hours 24 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Horror, War, Drama, Thriller
Babak Anvari
Babak Anvari
Avin Manshadi, Arash Marandi, Narges Rashidi, Bobby Naderi
Jordan, UK, Iran, Qatar
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

In the 80's, during the war between the Islamic post-revolutionary Iran and Iraq, the former leftist medical student Shideh tries to return to the university but is barred by the dean. The upset Shideh returns home and when her husband Dr. Iraj is assigned to work in a war zone, she refuses to move to his parent's house with their daughter Dorsa. Shideh prefers to stay in her apartment with Dorsa, who loves her doll Kimia and has constant fever. Dorsa is afraid of demoniac Djinns and when Shideh asks who told her about the legend, she tells that her friend that lives downstairs. Shideh visits her neighbor and asks his mother to tell her son to not tell horror stories to Dorsa and she learns that the boy is mute. Then Kimia and Shideh's Jane Fonda workout tape disappear. When a missile strikes their building, the neighbors decide to leave Tehran, but Shideh stays in the apartment with Dorsa, who is increasingly disturbed. Soon Shideh reads about Djinns and finds that there is an evil entity in the apartment. Further she must find Kimia; otherwise Dorsa will be in danger since the Djinn will be attached to her.

Comments about horror «Under the Shadow» (23)

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This is a very difficult film to review because the reality of what is happening here is far beyond what the characters here ever anticipated. The story unfolds in a fairly linear fashion but the reality is far more complex. You don't understand the full story until the final few minutes, which is an extremely good thing as there is much to appreciate in this film and the characters are very well acted. The ending is a bit abrupt but I thought it was appropriate given the nature of the film. This film is a true masterpiece and is a must-see.

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In a post-apocalyptic world, an American college student (Jill Schoelen) is abducted from the White House in the middle of the night. Her captor is a brutal warlord (Mark Dacascos) who is also a member of the House of Shadows. The girl, Ben (Omri Katz), manages to escape from the jungle and is a hunted man. She is befriended by a group of men who care for her and help her get back to America. But Ben has also had a cruel past. This movie has it all: action, gore, romance, tension, and a few things that will surprise you. Mark Dacascos is extremely well casted as the aggressive, unyielding, brutal warlord who is an interesting character. The cast of the White House is very well done and provides good company to the young lead. They play a part that the film needs to play: Ben. They provide a large amount of character development for her and, in the end, I'm sad to say, she is a very special woman. The film was better than I expected. I've seen other reviews of this film which review it as being a horror film and a little overrated. This is not. This is a psychological thriller and an extremely well done one. The film has it all, tension, gore, romance, action, and a lot of it. I highly recommend this film to anyone who enjoys a good psychological thriller. It's a pretty good film, but also very good. It's highly underrated. I give this film a "10/10" and it deserves it. I hope that this film does well at the box office. And for those who want to know how this film was made, check out this website.

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Joan G.

This film has been used by so many different people, that one can't be sure of how to describe it, or what it is about. So I will tell you, it is about how the Vietnam War affects the young men in the army. They are recruited for a new war, and as they go through the training, they meet a young man who looks like they are on their way to be sent to Vietnam, but their character goes wrong. They know from the start that he is not what they want, he seems dangerous, but they also know he is wrong. The film is based on a true story, that has a lot of what it takes to get a film made, as with this film, the actors, the crew, the whole production has to come together to make it work. The men in the film come from all walks of life, from the lowest of the low to the top of the society. They have their ups and downs, but also their lows, and that is what makes it even more enjoyable. The film is about war, and it is about the lives of these men, and it is also about war itself, and about how those that have the least at war, are the most effected by it. I just can't believe the low rating here. This is a good film, and I think it deserves to be watched more than once. I was very surprised at the good reviews this film has gotten, so I would recommend that people see this film, and tell the director and the writers, that it is a good film, that should be watched again and again. There are many different stories that can be told from this film, and I am sure that there will be many more.

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Denise Clark

I don't want to go into details about the movie but I really like it. I really enjoy the story. It has a feel of being a documentary or being told from someone's perspective. There's no special effects in this movie but I really like the graphics. There's no special effects but the graphics are just right. I think they really worked hard to make it look like a movie. The lighting is great and there are some really good colors. I think that it's one of the best movies I've seen recently. It's a little bit boring at times but it's a good story. I don't know if I should say this but I think it's great. It's a good story with a good ending. It's also a very good movie. I'm a fan of some of the movie people and I think this is one of their best movies. It's very good.

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Spoilers. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. I am not familiar with this story, but I was hoping that this movie would be good. This movie is certainly a masterpiece. This movie brings a lot to the table, I can't say much without giving anything away. But I will say that I was extremely impressed by the atmosphere and the way the whole movie was made. It truly brings you into the story and in some ways has you crying because you are so moved by the film. The movie really works on the emotions and overall it was a wonderful experience. The movie is absolutely frightening. The acting is superb, especially the mother and father, they truly have a great presence to them. I was not disappointed with the movie, but I did feel that there could have been more buildup and more development of the characters and they could have made the movie much more. Also I was not impressed with the ending, but it was not terrible. If you have not seen this movie yet, I highly recommend it.

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It is rare that I find a movie to be so completely engrossing that I feel compelled to write a review. The visceral, potent horror of watching the torture and execution of a man's family is something that I am not able to truly describe. I just know it was intense. Watching the end of the movie is enough to leave you in the mood to sit and think about the horrors of war and human cruelty. Even more incredible was the fact that it was even engrossing. The final scene left me with no doubt that the survivors of this savage war would eventually have the honor and courage to continue their fight against the violence and the brutality they suffered. I can only hope that their heroic acts inspire the strength and courage of all Americans and the world.

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Sharon Barnett

As I have seen and read all the reviews on this site, it was with great excitement that I bought this film. I had always wanted to see this film and, after reading some of the negative reviews on this site, I was dreading to watch it. But, as I am one of the majority that really does like films that are different from the usual, I thought I would watch it anyway. I was pleasantly surprised, because I really enjoyed it. I have seen this film twice, and have just finished watching it again for the second time. I was really moved by the way that this film is depicted. I think this film was not done with that much violence, as there is no violence in the film. Instead, the film shows the power of imagination. I think this film can be very similar to "The Blair Witch Project", in the way that it is very different in the way that it is told, but really the same in its power. I can also say that this film was very well-acted. The story in this film is very interesting and different, but the performances were superb. I think that this film is very good, but, is also somewhat short. I think that if the film was longer, it would have been better. It is very different and is quite disturbing, but I think it is also good. I do not think that this film should be dismissed, because of the way that it was told. I think that people should not be afraid to see this film. I am not going to tell the film, because you should see it yourself, but, I would suggest you do see this film, because, I think it is one of the best films that I have seen. If you like films that are different, but are still good, I would recommend this film.

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Carol A.

This film is excellent and nothing else can be said. This is one of the best war films I have ever seen. The use of special effects are extremely well done. The sets are believable and the characters are very well developed. It is clear that the makers of the film put a lot of effort into this film and did not try to make a cheap war film, but a serious and realistic film. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone interested in war films. I'm very happy with how the film turned out, and I can't wait to see it again.

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Joshua G.

This movie really left an impression on me. I wasn't sure what to expect. I liked it so much I decided to go and see it again. It was very impressive. The acting was superb. The storyline was very interesting. The effects were very realistic. The movie was well-done, and never bores you. It's very scary and gripping. Overall, a very enjoyable and thought-provoking film. I give it a 10 out of 10.

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This is the kind of movie that will stay with you for a long time, and you will appreciate the attention to detail. This is the kind of movie you wish you could do it over and over again. I love how a film like this can portray how the world can get behind you, how it can be your turn, and how you can rise to the occasion to save your own life. A must watch movie for everyone. That's the kind of movie I hope to see more of in the future.

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Christina S.

After watching all of this I have to say that this is by far the best film I have seen all year. The acting is superb from all of the actors, the story is excellent and realistic. The cinematography is beautiful. I never write reviews but this movie is way too good to not post on here. A 10 out of 10

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This is my first review and I'm a small time movie producer. Since this movie is a big budget and has been promoted, I wanted to make a review. When I was first told about this movie I was skeptical at first. My idea was to have some other movie and watch it as a comparison. So far the comparisons have been very good, with the right amount of gore and horror to keep the horror genre from dying out. This movie is a very difficult watch. You never know what is going to happen next and it is never predictable. There are a few random scenes in the beginning, but that is where it all starts. There are some scenes that are just really really intense, such as the scenes when the soldiers run through the wooded area and what happens there. The scenes when they go into the mines. The shots of the boy's mother. The scene when they are on the beach. I think it has a good story to it and it is a really good movie. There are a few scenes that make you really think about what is going on, and what is going to happen next. The fact that the army had special equipment that they couldn't get to meant that they were on the way to the mines. The fighting was real, I mean real. I felt like I was watching it in real life, not just some movie with great special effects. I think the bad guys in this movie were pretty cool. I also liked how the soldiers looked, they looked cool and were really real. The movie has a really good story and is definitely worth a watch. So check this movie out!

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Carol B.

At the very beginning, this movie seems like it could be a typical zombie movie. The two main characters are the crazy but very good, highly skilled leader, and his young apprentice. While I normally enjoy movies with an unusual relationship between the main character and the main female character, this is not the case here. The only time I found the main character's girlfriend to be a bit annoying was when the main character was trying to talk to her and she was in the same room as the main character. The story is good and the acting is also very good. I think this is one of the best German films I have ever seen, and if you liked this film, I strongly recommend seeing it again, because you will not be disappointed.

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With the praise and good reviews for this film it is extremely gratifying to see people who have no desire to see the film watch it. They may be disappointed with it but I can assure them it is far better than what they expected.

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Ann Riley

I just watched this film, and I was glad to have been able to rent it because it was such a good film. It is one of the best WWII films I have seen. The story was very intense, and also really, really interesting. This film was very well made, with a great casting. It was also very true to the story, and it was really sad to watch. In the beginning, you really don't know if the boy or the girl is the real killer, and you don't know who to believe. The film was very hard to watch, but in the end, you can't help but feel a little sorry for the family and their loss. I definitely recommend this film.

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I actually thought it was a great movie until I saw the trailer. It looked so real and I almost stopped watching until the scene where they were saying "Stop, it's not real." Then I thought it was all going to be like one of those war movies with all those bodies lying in the dirt. That's what I thought. But then I saw the trailer again and I realized that the movie was actually a lot better than I thought. I was right! It was a well written movie and it was very well directed. I also thought that the actors did a great job. I really thought that every actor played a very good role. And I was totally wrong. When I think about it, most of the actors in the movie were terrible. That is just my opinion, I don't think that any actor was really good. However, the best actors in this movie were Liam Neeson, Christopher Eccleston, and Matthew McConaughey. They were all very good. But the best thing was the little girl who played Danielle. She was absolutely amazing and very cute. She was very perfect for the part. It was very well acted, the scenes were very good and the storyline was also very good. I give it a 10 out of 10.

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Christopher Santos

I never understood the negative comments about the film. It was a good movie. I loved it! I did not watch the whole movie, just the first half. It is not a propaganda movie. There is not much dialogue, and you can see the plot in the beginning. It was refreshing and original. You get a feeling that you're not in a different world, it's a one man war. It makes you think, I know what I'm going to do, what I'm going to do. I didn't like that the part where it's a love story, they changed it, it's a war, so it's fake. They have a love story in this movie that I liked. It is a great film. It deserves the Oscars. And I have no idea what this is about, because there is nothing in this film. The thing that makes me look at it as an art, is the costumes, the sets, everything. The film is an excellent film, and I liked the film so much, I have to recommend it to everyone. I give it 10 stars.

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Howard Lucas

I got the DVD of this and immediately thought it was another movie with a big budget, but it was more than that. I watched it again, and now I understand that I wasn't expecting this movie to be a big one. It's not, but it is a must-see movie. To me, it's really like a documentary of a film festival. This is not a movie that you will enjoy just for the sake of being entertained, it is very deep, which means it's not a movie for everyone. The acting is very good, especially from the two young actresses. There are some scenes in this movie that I would not recommend to anybody, but there are some scenes that are very disturbing, and that's what makes this movie so good. I think everybody should watch this movie, not just the fans of horror movies.

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Elizabeth Patterson

It's a pity that this movie has been bombed at all. It's an engaging drama that has many twists and turns. A great story, nice atmosphere, great cast. To watch an action thriller, and not be bored is a blessing. The directing and the acting is great, with a bit of blood. Just watch it, you won't regret it!

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A true story about World War II and the days when an American actor was sent to a Polish POW camp, but was able to survive his ordeal. Here he works with a group of other former inmates to try to help the other men and provide aid to the Polish prisoners. Great acting by Tim Robbins, Steven Ralston, and Tommy Lee Jones. A must see for anyone who loves war and WWII.

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This movie was a total hit. It made me cry and it was not scary. This movie was better than other movies I've seen. I saw it once and thought it was a great movie. I can watch this movie over and over again. The acting in the movie was excellent. The effects were great. It had everything. I can't wait to watch this movie again. I want to tell everyone about this movie. I will be buying this movie for my collection. I'm sure everyone will be getting it for Christmas. I think that it is a great movie. I hope everyone will see this movie and give it a chance. If you love the movie please share it with someone.

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Joseph M.

When I saw the first trailer for "Badlands," I thought it was an interesting way to look at the entire Vietnam war, and a story that should be told. The movie quickly caught my attention and gave me a good understanding of what was going on in the countryside of Central America. But after the movie, I found myself completely intrigued and fascinated by this film. Now, I admit I have not seen much war-related movies, but I have seen a lot of Vietnam movies, and this one stood out as being so different from the rest. The acting was amazing, the movie was truly unique, and the direction was just on point. This movie is well worth your time and money. I highly recommend this movie to anyone interested in the Vietnam war, Vietnam war movies, and war movies in general.

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David W.

I had never heard of this movie before, but from the opening scene I knew it was a good one. I'm a sucker for something "different", and this movie definitely fit that category. There's plenty of gore, but not that much blood. I loved the fact that they didn't have the usual "war-like" scenes. They made it look like they actually fought to the death. And even though it isn't a very long movie, it's very well paced and tight. I was amazed at how the story took so much time to tell, and the characters were still so natural and funny that you were surprised how much time passed. I also loved the ending, which I won't give away. The fact that they showed us "what really happened" made it that much more interesting. I could tell they were right, and the movie really was done with a lot of care and detail. I can't wait for the DVD! If you like action movies and/or horror movies, I'd recommend this movie!