This is a story of a disturbed normal life. In other words, it is a story that fear transforms the lives of the characters almost to destroy them. Ali is a man who comes from the Middle ...
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This is a story of a disturbed normal life. In other words, it is a story that fear transforms the lives of the characters almost to destroy them. Ali is a man who comes from the Middle East. Lives in Sweden, is a taxi driver and has two daughters. Leo is an unassuming boy classmate of one of his daughters. Both will live in parallel a descent into hell when fear is installed in their lives and consumes them from within. In the case of Ali, through a message that sends memories to a distant past as a terrorist he thought he had finally escaped; in the case of Leo, when a series of unfortunate coincidences lead him to shoot another boy who constantly torments him. Both characters have to face their fears or succumb to it. Written by
I love these films of total darkness with no hope in sight whatsoever. Per Graffman makes a magnificent portrait of a father torn between old sins and parenthood. Also "Leo" is fantastically portrayed by the young Emil Odepark, the bullied teenager who's had enough. Both of these destinies woven together exellently by script writers Mikael Bengtsson and Reza Parsa. Also dazzling music score by Peter Lundback in the pivotal, climatic ending scene. One of the best films I've seen from my Country Sweden in the last years! Outstandingly directed by Reza Parsa, not only the actors mentioned but all of them.
Looking forward to new releases from Parsa.
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