A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside. Accompanied by her loyal dog Lynx, she becomes ... See full summary »
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Thomas Bo Larsen,
A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside. Accompanied by her loyal dog Lynx, she becomes immersed in a world untouched by civilization and ruled by the laws of nature. Written by
Music Box Films
Aside from an interesting but ultimately wasted premise, this film consists of mainly three things: Beautiful landscapes, some nice classical music, and relentless, never-ending, annoying narration.
I wouldn't really have *liked* the movie without the narration, as think the story is pretentious nonsense, but i could have enjoyed it at least on a purely aesthetical level. However, as it is now, almost every minute is ruined by the female narrator telling us what we see, what we could see but are told instead, or musings we (or at least me) really didn't need to hear.
I don't care that it's based on a book, I haven't read it, and I certainly have no wish to do so after watching this. Movies are movies, not audio-books with pictures. I can't fathom who still thinks narrations, or text-screens, are a good way to tell a story in a predominantly visual medium. Either it was executive meddling, or someone was just too much in love with the book.
Also, the movie is way too long for the amount of story it's telling, we never find out anything about the characters life before the movie, and the end is (predictably) not very satisfying.
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