Thomas has decided to die, and spends his last day driving around to say good-bye to everybody, his son, wife, mistress and all others. Nobody understands that this good-bye is definite, and still he says things they will never forget.
The life and times of the Scandinavian artists' colony who lived in Skagen on the Danish coast during the 1890s. Not so much a biographical account, rather a portrait of a way of life. The ... See full summary »
It starts off normal enough - boy and girl, best friends as children, are torn apart when her mother takes her away to have her singing career managed.
Years later, she is a huge star and he's still a shlub working at a framing shop in his small town. He longs for her. She has some mental issues. A number of different ways, interesting ways, this thing could have gone.
Instead, it turns into a pseudo-existential ham-handedly symbolic art film with a few disturbing and embarrassingly film school moments. Neither character really touches you because they just don't seem real -- she's too screwed up to understand and he seems scared by everything.
If there was a message somewhere in here, it's lost on me.
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