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Anna Odell, a famous artist, doesn't get an invitation to her class reunion. She then makes a film about what could have happened if she had went to the reunion and confronted her former bullies. Later she shows the filmed made up confrontation to her former classmates, and documents their reactions. Written by
It's a not so uncommon movie subject, this one about reunions which become life-changing drama. But Anna Odel's version is shakening. She meets her old class after 20 years and gives a speech. It's about hierarchies, power, games and one of the greatest sadist joys: Falsely making somebody believe you're in love with her.
The first half of the film tells about the party, which is a humiliating disaster for Anna. In the second part, she confronts some persons from the class. What's the greatest bully victory? Making someone feel she wasn't bullied at all.
It's not a perfect film, but one you will remember if you have any experience at all of hierarchies in school and other places.
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