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Kunsten å tenke negativt (2006)

The local disability support group visits an involuntary member, not realizing that it will bring them to a critical mass.

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The local disability support group visits an involuntary member, not realizing that it will bring them to a critical mass.

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3 November 2006 (Norway)  »

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awesome movie
17 June 2007 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

what you might expect when entering the theaters for this movie is a sad little feel-sorry movie from ice-cold Norway. I mean, how can a movie with handicapped people be any fun? well, lets start with the colourful ensemble of characters in this movie. first there's of course geirr, an impotent wheelchair bound master of the negative, that looks like he's been to Vietnam and back a dozen times, who compensates his lack of "drive" with a ridiculously large handgun. there's also a rebellious grandmother, a stroke-victim, a paralyzed woman with a grin plastered firmly on her face, and a cast of control-freak "healthy" people. mix this together, and you have a healthy dose of facades being torn down for some self-destructive letting lose. its a fresh breath of air amidst the dreary number of gangster wannabe movies thats been pouring out of norwegian cinemas.

as a bonus on the DVD, you get a small movie about a thug with a bad back filmed in a documentary-style manner, which is also worth a watch.

another glittering gem in Norways collection of weird little movies.


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