Finbar and Danny are close childhood friends who live in a depressing neighbourhood in an Irish town. Finbar gets the chance to play soccer in an international soccer team abroad but can't ... See full summary »
Finbar and Danny are close childhood friends who live in a depressing neighbourhood in an Irish town. Finbar gets the chance to play soccer in an international soccer team abroad but can't use it and comes back. He went as a hero and came back as loser. Even the relation to Danny gets worse. In an act of desperation he jumps from a bridge and just disappears. After years of missing Finbar, he calls Danny from Sweden and Danny follows this call disappearing from this neighbourhood, too. In an odyssey, Danny travels from Stockholm to the far north of Sweden, to Lappland, looking for Finbar. Up there, he does not only meet Finbar but also very nice people and the lovely Abbi. But the friendship to Finbar has changed and their lives evantually separate. Written by
Gerhard Windecker <email@example.com>
Another badly made British film, not set in Britain.
The film begins off in North Dublin and the badness of the movie begins to set in when the script tries to portray what young people are like in this part of Dublin. Not very close at all.
Then Finbar, the accent seems to be muddled. Changing from Dublin accent to the actors actual Cork accent to the made up film Irish accent. The script is bad and so are the directions with a story line so unrealistic and boreing about a boy who disapears from his home and ends up in Sweden where his friend goes to find him. His friend, Danny travels around Sweden in search and as the script is not worth listening to , the movie turns into a travel guide or geographic film shows the scenery of Sweden.
Only 2 good things appear in the film. The girls of Sweden which have to be extremly beautiful and the aerial photogrpahy showing the beauty of Sweden towards the end.
A British made film not set in Britain. The idea of Ireland and Sweden in the same film feels like a James Bond movie especially when Danny is going in search of Finbarr and with all the snow in the movie I was expecting one of them to jump off a cliff with ski's and shoot some people. Unfortunately that didnt happen but I got close when I saw the snow-mobiles.
Not a tremendous film but not extremely bad either. Worth a watch and as I truely have to say. A lot better than Star Wars as it hints a touch of film art in it.
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