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'The Shrine' movie - set in Poland

michal_857 2 | 17  
11 Sep 2009 /  #1
" After a young American backpacker goes missing in Europe, a group of journalists link his disappearance to a remote village in Poland called Alwainia. Upon further investigation, the journalists discover that Alwainia has a history of bizarre cult activity revolving around human sacrifice. Hell bent on discovering the truth, they travel to the small village, but quickly find themselves pursued by a mysterious group set on killing them. Forced into the gruesome reality of true survival horror, the journalist's soon discover that Alwainia hides a much darker secret than they could ever imagine. "
krysia 23 | 3,058  
11 Sep 2009 /  #2
Looks like a good horror! That will put Poland on the map!
frd 7 | 1,399  
11 Sep 2009 /  #3
I'd say it looks like not so good solid B class horror movie
ShawnH 8 | 1,491  
11 Sep 2009 /  #4
I don't think it portrays Poles in the best light. We all know that the evil ones in Europe are the............
frd 7 | 1,399  
11 Sep 2009 /  #5
the Swiss, Swiss people and their damn banks!! the scourge of europe..

Anyways, I don't think this flick portrays Poles at all, if not for the sign at the beginning I wouldn't have guessed : o
Wroclaw 44 | 5,369  
11 Sep 2009 /  #6
'The Shrine' movie - set in Poland

but filmed in canada (toronto)
OP michal_857 2 | 17  
11 Sep 2009 /  #7
--> Wrocław

I called thread " 'The Shrine' movie ". Moderator added "- set in Poland" ...
scorpio 20 | 188  
11 Sep 2009 /  #8
"The Shrine" steals ideas from the film "Hostel". Both involve a backpacker being abducted, except in "Hostel", the setting was in Slovakia and there were no supernatural forces involved.

I have been living in a remote village in south-east Poland for a while now, and according to the initial film trailer, in no way does "The Shrine" accurately depict life here. Pure slander and Hollywood junk.
Lekhite - | 6  
14 Sep 2009 /  #9
From the very limited teaser trailer . . .

Looks like a B grade horror. The setting, be it Poland or anywhere else seems unimportant.

"In a Polish village . . . Where ancient traditions are upheld".

Unable to see in the trailer if the village looks like a Polish village, however the traditions don't appear like any ancient Polish traditions that I know of, nor do the costumes.

I wouldn't mind seeing more movies set in various places around the world, drawing on the local myths and traditions for ideas and flavour, however this doesn't look like it's going to be one of those movies. In any case it won't put Poland on the map.

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