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Loddrett, vannrett (1997)

An elderly man lives alone in a flat, doing crossword puzzles. He has his radio on for the fishermen's report, the weather, and an exercise program, but he always turns off the news. His ... See full summary »

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Bjørn Jenseg ...
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Sidsel Sellæg ...
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Harald Brenna ...
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An elderly man lives alone in a flat, doing crossword puzzles. He has his radio on for the fishermen's report, the weather, and an exercise program, but he always turns off the news. His breakfast is a cup of coffee, his lunch a can of soup heated directly on the stove. At 9 a.m., at 2 p.m., and sometimes in the evening, his doorbell rings: it's his neighbor asking for help with a word in her crossword puzzle. Her missing words seem to be clues to a relationship, and one day, when the doorbell doesn't ring, he must decide if he wants to fill in the blanks in his life. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A sweet little short film
30 January 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A rather grim looking old man is alone in his apartment doing what he loves best--working on a crossword puzzle. However, into his very ordered and isolated life comes a knock on the door. The old woman living next door is looking for a word for her puzzle. Later, she returns again for help, then again and again. Each time, the clue she reads him relate to them becoming friends or spending time together. Despite her overtures, he seemed unshaken...at least for a while.

This is a sweet little romantic film. You just can't help but smile at how cute the lady is and how hard she tries to make emotional contact with the old grouch. Though a tad predictable, it's handled so deftly that you are left with a smile--satisfied at a job well done.


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