With the advent of Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, Afghanistan found itself rocked by a more serious international shockwave. The Soviet Union the great opponent of the British Empire in central Asia and ally of Afghanistan's German friends suddenly became an enemy of the Germans and a friend of the British. There was no longer any hope of playing the British against the Soviets. Soon afterward came the joint Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran, an event which thoroughly alarmed the government, and at which point Afghanistan was surrounded by Allied-controlled territory. It became all too apparent to Kabuls government that it could suffer the same fate as its western neighbor and the government had no choice but to accede to the joint Anglo-Soviet demand in October 1941 for the expulsion of all Germans and Italians. Although due to Afghanistan's officially neutral status small diplomatic staffs were permitted to remain, by the end of the month 206 Axis nationals had departed for neutral Turkey. Some additional Italian and German diplomatic personnel were expelled in September 1943.
Afghanistan retained its neutrality but, surrounded by the possessions and occupied territories of the increasingly powerful Allied states, it became a neutrality which was as much enforced as chosen. Kabul never declared war on Germany and never broke diplomatic relations with Berlin unlike a good many other powers did near the end of the wat. Had the Wehrmacht defeated the Soviet Union, however, and had panzers appeared on its northern border, Afghanistan would not have hesitated to declare war against the Allies to gain all it could from British India.
Based on a true story, THE POSSESSION is the terrifying story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil.
Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.
In The Possession maken we kennis met het jonge meisje Hannah (Madison Davenport) die een antiek houten kistje vindt op een rommelmarkt. Het kistje blijkt een kwade geest te bevatten en Hannah is hiervan het slachtoffer. Haar gescheiden ouders, gespeeld door Kyra Sedgwick en Jeffrey Dean Morgan, bundelen de krachten om hun bezeten dochter te redden.
FRYGT DEN DÃMON, DER IKKE FRYGTER GUD! Med udgangspunkt i virkelige hÃ¦ndelser for ganske fÃ¥ Ã¥r siden, er The Possession den skrÃ¦mmende historie om, hvordan en familie mÃ¥ stÃ¥ sammen for at overleve truslen fra en ufattelig ondskab. Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) og Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) er â til at begynde med â ikke specielt opmÃ¦rksomme, da deres yngste datter, Em (Natasha Calis) i stigende grad knytter sig til en antik trÃ¦boks, som hun har kÃ¸bt ved at garagesalg. Men i takt med, at Ems opfÃ¸rsel bliver mere og mere skrÃ¦mmende, begynder Clyde og Stephanie at fÃ¥ mistanke om, at noget ondt er ved at tage magten over familien. Og da de begynder at undersÃ¸ge sagen, finder de ud af, at den gamle boks i sin tid blev bygget for â til evig tid â at fastholde en Dibbuk, en ond dÃ¦mon fra helvedes forgÃ¥rd, der trÃ¦nger ind i sit offers sjÃ¦l med en altfortÃ¦rende ondskab, inden den ultimativt helt fortÃ¦rer sit menneskelige offer...
A woman begins to suspect that her brother is possessed by a voodoo spirit.
A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Una anciana resulta malherida tras un incendio producido en su propia casa. En el hospital sólo consigue balbucear lo mucho que odia “la caja”. Días después en el jardín de su casa se celebra un mercadillo. La pequeña Emily y su padre compran “la caja” y a partir de este momento extraños sucesos empiezan a pasar, la casa se llena de bichos, la pequeña cada vez tiene peor aspecto, las ratas atacan a uno de sus profesores… El padre sospecha que la caja tiene algo que ver y visitan a un Rabbi que les dice que contiene un espíritu demoníaco que consumirá a su hija a menos que consigan devolverlo a la caja mediante un exorcismo.
Per la famiglia Brenek la discesa nel terrore inizia al tipico mercatino domenicale di quartiere. Il neo-divorziato Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), sta ancora abituandosi alla sua nuova vita senza l'ex moglie Stephanie (Kyra Sedgwick) e non vede motivo di allarme quando la loro figlia minore Em (Natasha Calis) Ã¨ attratta da una misteriosa scatoletta con delle indecifrabili inscrizioni e decide di acquistarla. Ma appena lo fa, cominciano a verificarsi degli avvenimenti inquietanti. Em Ã¨ sempre piÃ¹ ossessionata dalla scatoletta, al punto di portarla con se ovunque. Comincia a comportarsi in modo sempre piÃ¹ oscuro e pericoloso. Ma, per quanto ci provi, Clyde non riesce a separare la figlia dalla scatola, neanche quando Stephanie si convince che l'oggetto la stia facendo impazzire. Perseguitati da una serie infinita di eventi inquietanti e inspiegabili, la famiglia comincia a dissotterrare la veritÃ di ciÃ² che sta veramente accadendo: hanno aperto la scatola di un Dibbuk, spirito maligno di cui narrano antiche leggende ebraiche, fino a quel momento intrappolato nel contenitore.
possessed. Grace (Alexia Fast) is a beautiful, naive, virginal college freshman trying to deal with campus culture and her outgoing new roommate. But when a terror takes over her body and unleashes chaos, Grace returns to the cold clutches of her severe grandmother (Lin Shaye) and the strict rules of the Church. Haunted by the horrific death of her mother and her deeply ingrained destructive urges, Grace must stop the demon inside before it’s too late.
GRACE: THE POSSESSION is a story told like never before - through the eyes of the possessed. Grace (Alexia Fast) is a beautiful, naive, virginal college freshman trying to deal with campus culture and her outgoing new roommate. But when a terror takes over her body and unleashes chaos, Grace returns to the cold clutches of her severe grandmother (Lin Shaye) and the strict rules of the Church. Haunted by the horrific death of her mother and her deeply ingrained destructive urges, Grace must stop the demon inside before it’s too late.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Natasha Calis talk about their special relationship on set. Calis also explains how her parents felt about the movie and Morgan is now a believer of paranormal activities ...
Kyra Sedgwick talks about her favorite horror movies and explains what she liked about the script. The actress also discusses her character Stephanie and her relationship with Natasha Calis on set.
Jeffrey Morgan & Natasha Calis answer questions from fans about their new movie The Possession.