Nifty-looking Norwegian film opens in NYC Aug 24, expands to select American (grrr) cinemas through the fall. Distributed by FILM MOVEMENT, which has so far been a distributor for foreign films like HAWAII OSLO on DVD but is now expanding, to place some of their titles in cinemas. Lovely development, hope it flies (esp., flies north of the border!).
First big screen FM pic is a Norwegian film, THE BOTHERSOME MAN. I liked HAWAII, OSLO, another Norskie film they distributed on dvd, and COOL & CRAZY, which was not a Film Movement title, so maybe there's some sort of racial affinity there? (I was joking, but come to think of it, my response to several Danish and Finnish films has been disproportionately positive as well - I'm thinking of ADAM'S APPLES and THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST for starters. Who knew "drollery" was a genetic characteristic?)
THE BOTHERSOME MAN
FILM MOVEMENT YEAR 5 | FILM 3
Drama-Comedy | Norway
5 Awards | 2 Nominations
"Delightfully droll sophomore feature by Norwegian helmer Jens Lien ("Jonny Vang")"
--Leslie Felperin, Variety
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Opens August 24 Cinema Village Theater in NYC
Running Time: 95 Minutes
Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment - even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. Andreas makes an attempt to escape the city, but he discovers there's no way out. Andreas meets Hugo, who has found a crack in a wall in his cellar. Beautiful music streams out from the crack. Maybe it leads to "the other side"? A new plan for escape is hatched
(Ed.: MAN WITHOUT A PAST meets THE TRUMAN SHOW?...)
Reviews from Variety.com and Chicago Tribune at the Film Movement website