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The Bothersome Man (2006)
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In a strange city where every person seems content beyond reason a new man arrives in town and stirs up trouble by asking too many questions.

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Andreas (as Trond Fausa Aurvaag)
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Anne Britt
Per Schaanning ...
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Birgitte Larsen ...
Ingeborg
Johannes Joner ...
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Ellen Horn ...
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Anders T. Andersen ...
Harald
Sigve Bøe ...
Liten Mann
Hanne Lindbæk ...
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Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment - even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. Andreas makes an attempt to escape the city, but he discovers there's no way out. Andreas meets Hugo, who has found a crack in a wall in his cellar. Beautiful music streams out from the crack. Maybe it leads to "the other side"? A new plan for escape is hatched. Written by Tordenfilm AS

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Superb and imaginative film with a singular vision
9 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best films I've seen in a long time, precise in its vision, and beautiful and highly imaginative in its realization. I can't say much without giving it away, and I don't recommend you actually read that much about this movie before seeing--just see it.

But ah, one must come up with ten lines of text to have a review listed on IMDb. Conundrum. What can I do? Tell you about the film? Nope. Can't do it. I think I enjoyed this movie precisely because saw it with no preconceptions. Please you do the same.

I suppose this can be said: the acting is excellent and understated, and what I have come to love about foreign movies is that the movies are actually about the MOVIES, not the stars.


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