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"Sadness Part 1"
Written by Curly/Peter/Farstein
Performed by Enigma
Edition Data Alfa/Sony/ATV Music Publishing Germany
By permission: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia
(P) 1990 EMI Music Germany by permission from EMI Music Norway AS See more »
FATSO is a Norwegian comedy-drama about a solitary man, RINO, which lives alone in a house that belongs to his father. He's fat, addicted to pornography, doesn't care of his own looking and his home really looks like a mess; and yes, he doesn't have a girlfriend and doesn't even know how to talk with girls To relief from his frustrated sexual life and flow his fantasies this guy does a cartoon where he assumes the leader character: Here RINO is some kind of superhero and he can fight against everyone who subjugates him but it's just an escape from his frustrating life! One day his father tells him that he will rent one of the apartments' rooms to a Swedish girl; and this event will change his monotonous life, definitely!
I appreciated this comedy-drama. It has some good "dirty humor" and some really crazy scenes, but I expected a different plot's development and also a different disclosure. In fact I think it has an unsatisfying ending. It has a nice message, OK, but I was expecting something different something less dramatic, I don't know Well, at least it doesn't have one of those awful Hollywood endings where the guy always end up together with the girl! And that's a good thing! On the other side, I don't think this movie is too clichéd, at all! It doesn't have nothing to do with those boring and (ultra) clichéd American teenage comedies! And that's a good thing, again!
But at the same time it also makes you think that it's not just a comedy, in fact, it tells us a story that is not so uncommon these days, and that's probably the most "dramatic part" of it There're so many "RINOS" like this one out there
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