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A tragic and comic tale about beautiful and self-absorbed Eva, who cheats on her boyfriend, which becomes the starting point of a slow but relentless descent down to the life of ordinary people and a surprising, but doomed friendship.
It's almost summer in Sweden and minor indiscretions and misbehavior abound. Leffe likes to show off for his friends and play salacious pranks, especially when he's drinking. Meanwhile, a righteous grade-school teacher doesn't know where to draw the line: she insists her fellow educators need a bit of instruction. Then there are two young teenage girls who like to pose for sexy photos and to party, but one night in a park, one of them is found passed out drunk by a complete stranger. Written by
Cannes Film Festival
Interesting about Swedish stupidity and stubbornness
This film has been highly appreciated by critics and film reviewers, but I find it too experimental to be great. Here's why!
We meet some Swedish persons in different situations in their everyday lives. All situations which are happy or ordinary, turning sour due to one persons ill judgment. Taking chances, not taking things seriously, acting stubborn, not listening to reasoning. It's a great premise, and it's a pity the film doesn't finish some moral here.
I appreciate some of the filming techniques used. These are great. I loved the passive use of camera.
I loved the way this film shows a glimpse of real life Sweden. Some stupid people, ruining happy situations. Stupid, yes, but I bet you recognize the situations from your own life.
I liked the way the film takes exciting situations, embarrassing situations, and makes tense film situations out of it. This is a trade mark of the director.
The actors are brilliant. No forced acting. Just great instructions.
I didn't like the cutting between the scenes. They feel amateurish.
I'm disappointed about the plot. It doesn't come out to anything in the end. It could have been better. I'd love to see more of what happened.
I think the film needs a better plot. Film is more than challenging conventions.
A similar film, which is way more satisfying is "Hawaii, Oslo".
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