A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Thomas Bo Larsen,
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
First really great Norwegian film produced since the seventies...
This is the first time since "Flåklypa Grand Prix," that I reckon a Norwegian film worthy a 10. Being a Norwegian this film is kind of a relive, because it finally shows that we are able to produce a film that has got good actors with believable lines. It's also a piece that is filmed well, and based upon a script that young and ambitious Norwegians can relate to. All that said, I'm not sure that foreigners would interpret this the same way as Norwegians do. It might be that one of the reasons that this film has got many fans in Norway is that we can relate to the things that happens: The type of friendship between the main characters, Oslo, the "never grow up" life that an affluent society have brought us to, etcetera. Still, if someone would like to know more about being young in a country that is far from the centre of attention, but were things are possible due to an excess of resources, this is the film. The film has got typical Norwegian humour (which I actually reckon at a really high level in general), it's documenting the interrelations between the characters in a great manner, and the music is also used very well. The soundtrack for this movie is worth checking out.
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