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The Bothersome Man (2006)

Den brysomme mannen (original title)
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)
Petronella Barker ...
Anne Britt
Per Schaanning ...
Hugo
Birgitte Larsen ...
Ingeborg
Johannes Joner ...
Håvard
Ellen Horn ...
Trulsen
Anders T. Andersen ...
Harald
Sigve Bøe ...
Liten Mann
Hanne Lindbæk ...
Vigdis
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Kollega 1
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Vaktmester
Tanja Dahlø ...
Kollega 2
Hanne Dieserud ...
Azur Kvinnen
Dag Håvard Engebråten ...
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Jan Egil Engnes ...
Forvalter 3
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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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The car used to pick up Andreas at the gas station is a Panhard 24, a French car not made since 1968. See more »

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mental horror film describes it best
19 December 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I heard an interview with the main actor who said that the film was not intended to be a horror movie but he himself would describe it as mental horror. I strongly subscribe to that.

It is not clear why he travels to this place, but everything there is monotonous, no bright colors, no honest smiles, nothing personal. Everything is ordered and everyone seems to be satisfied living this kind of life. Our "hero" though from the beginning seems to be misplaced and feels it himself.

What makes this film so important and good is the remarkable similarity to life in many large cities or even countries nowadays. You have to function, you are not supposed to let your colleague know your weaknesses, you show off on your wealth, your car, etc., and most of all you lack the true love of life that children have. Naturally, in this film you see neither children nor old people - they simply do not fit in a society of strong workers.

I would recommend this film to everyone - and make sure that this utopia does not come true!


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