Julie is a young and newly qualified teacher from Copenhagen, Denmark. Fed up with her unfaithful boyfriend and big city life, she takes a job as a teacher on an idyllic island in southern ... See full summary »
Julie is a young and newly qualified teacher from Copenhagen, Denmark. Fed up with her unfaithful boyfriend and big city life, she takes a job as a teacher on an idyllic island in southern Norway. Julie finds it difficult to be accepted in the closed-net community of the island. Slowly but surely, she discovers that the idyllic island hides many dark secrets. Julie is about to give up, but then she meets the island's sympathetic priest Roald. Beautiful and charming he becomes her gate into the community. Written by
One of the most annoying movies I have ever seen. The first half looks like it could develop into a good psychological thriller of frightening atmosphere. But the following changes are just full of clichés - the fanatic priest, the bigoted community, the colour red, abuse and violation of the women through the priest (and the other men looking away) as the dominating motive. But last and least cause of anger is the final chase: Every turn is a stereotype insult of the spectators. Maybe that's a cliché by myself - but the movie looks to me like a female imagination of so-called male obsessions. The first movie I voted 1 of 10.
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