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boershaj3 from United States
15 November 2005
I gave this movie a two because of Ove Sprogoe and Morton Grundwald.
They tickled my Olsen Banden memories. However, the god awful
manneristic and iconic approach of this movie was grating to say the
least. There are endless scenes where an artist apparently comes across
a scene for a painting and we, the audience are meant to be awed and
recognize scenes from particular Skagen paintings. How trite.
Another aspect of this movie which granted is debatable is how all the
artists somehow hung out with each other all the time. The implied
collectivism is unfounded and an aspect of modern Danish culture and
certainly not Denmark at the the turn of the century. My experience
with artists is that they can bear each other's company for only short
intervals unless they are part of a posse of of no-talents (e.g., Andy
Furthermore, the director's use of non-chronological story line is
purely random and not used other than to show that he can do it. It
certainly does not enhance any aspect of the movie. Although the
cinematography is noteworthy it fails to actually capture the light
that is unique to Skagen. Presumably this is because the director is
busy being clueless.
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