In this prequel to Elling (2001), Elling, a slightly autistic, but opinionated young man, lives with his aging mother who is worried what he'll do without her. She decides to take him on a trip to Spain to see new things.
Per Christian Ellefsen,
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Dima, a petty criminal, is going to be deported from Germany. Meeting young student Sarah who is working on a documentary about young foreigners.He becomes the main subject of the film. Soon enough, Dima and Sarah get emotionally tied up.
Piotr J. Lewandowski
not sure though if the movie would appeal to international audiences. So many delicious subtleties might very well depend on original language and cultural context being understood.
This film is about defense mechanisms kicking in after a blow, namely a fraudulent husband killing himself and his wife subsequently trying to recreate the life she's been hoping to live, by means of ignorance. Or maybe not ...
Deeply human, original, wonderfully told and supremely cast. Haven't felt that well entertained in years. Really mean it.
Big round of applause, to writers, actors and production. Loved it!
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