Young artist Lars has hit the proverbial creative brick wall. Up till now, his creativity has come at too high a cost: inspiration could only come in the form of carnage – blood, guts and limbs – and he’s vowed to never go down that dark road again. He settles in small town and meets Eddie who suffers from a rare form of sleepwalking which transforms him from docile art student into ravenous sleepwalking cannibal craving for fresh meat. At long last, here was the muse Lars had been searching for. Truly exceptional art comes at a very high price…even if it means sacrificing human lives...
- Music Box Films will distribute in the US.
- Screened at 2012's Tribeca Film Festival.
- Alternate synopsis: Lars Olafssen (Thure Lindhardt), once a young celebrity in the art world is slipping away fast into the land of has-beens. His long-time art dealer, Ronny (Stephen McHattie), is now an ungracefully aging hipster who desperately wants his meal ticket back. But Lars refuses to paint. His creativity comes at too high a cost - his inspiration is carnage - blood, guts and limbs. Not surprisingly, this lead to a dreadful breakdown in the past. Nevertheless, an eager Ronny arranges a teaching job for Lars with his old friend Harry (Al Goulem) at an art school in Koda Lake, a small Canadian town in the middle of nowhere. It's a "therapeutic" measure for Lars - a means to conquer his need to paint in the "safety" of a country retreat... and perhaps lead to romance, with his fellow teacher, Leslie (Georgina Reilly). That is, until Eddie (Dylan Smith) comes into his life.
- Also known simply as Eddie.
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