Lisa's life is a movie. Everything she experiences she captures on film. Recording every memory, every step, everyone she meets. As Martin's and Lisa's relationship fall apart, the exhibitionist Lucas makes an entrance in the view-finder.
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Sebastian Hiort af Ornäs,
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Mathilda von Essen
Rille, an ostracized and bullied teenager, who only excels in the ping pong room, descends into a life-and-death struggle with his younger, more popular brother when the truth about their father surfaces during their spring break.
When the factory in Molkom shuts down, Robin leaves his beloved hometown to try his luck in Stockholm as a wedding photographer. This experience changes not merely his outlook on life but also his hairstyle.
I think it's a beautiful and realistic film about the pain of growing up and being the outcast in the school. Feeling ashamed of your family situation.
What was really good about it was that how the bullying and events in school happened felt real. I could relate to it strongly and recognize those events from my school years.
It was how it happens in Europe at least. If you compare the way the bullying is done in a normal Hollywood studio film, this felt more real.
The other real strength in this film is the acting. It is directed superbly and also the role of the mother is a very good one. Her character is strongly written.
Then we come to the weakness of the film, why I almost left the theater. The film doesn't have a drive and it doesn't variate. Basically it's the same scenes happening again and again. It was an 80 minute film, which could have been 70 minutes. Or at least some re-writing would have helped a bit.
But whit it's weakness, it was still a very good film.
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