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Two friends, Björn and Hampus, decide to move in together. If one ignores the fact that the two men are completely different, theirs is a close relationship. Being in love with your best friend and, in spite of this, or because of it, arguing to the point where it becomes unbearable. Written by Berlinale catalogue text

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29 July 2016 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Kompisar" or "Flatmates" is a 21-minute live action short film from 2007, which means it will have his 10th anniversary next year. The director and co-writer is Magnus Mork. It is a gay-themed little movie about a couple who live in the same household. That's also basically all there is. There is no real story, no plot, nothing happens. I often hear the argument that a film does not need to be spectacular to be convincing and that's certainly true, but it still needs good character development or an interesting story. There is nothing like that in here. The film entirely relies on people being interested enough in the gay couple to find the film interesting. Now imagine this with straight characters. Everybody would find it boring and it's not interesting only because of their sexual orientation. It also does not help that the actors and their characters are as bland and uninteresting as it gets. What a weak little film. Stay far far away.


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