Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The Bothersome Man

I finished the 2007 Film Festival with a surreal Icelandic/Norweagen film called "Den brysomme mannen" (The Bothersome Man). Andreas arrives on a bus at a clapped out petrol station in the desert. A man is there to meet him and drives him to the city gives him the keys of an apartment and the address of a job. Everyone at work is nice to him and the work is undemanding. He meets a beautiful woman and they immediately move in together. On the down side, the food doesn't taste right, the alcohol doesn't make you drunk, etc. As the film festival blurb says "Is this heaven? Hell? Or Scandinavia?"

I didn't try too hard to work this one out. It is weird and I just went with the flow.

It is worth a look if you are into the odd -- and worth missing if you are not.

Ian's rating: 3.5/5

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