Can you keep a secret? Because this is a secret Danish masterpiece. I rather enjoyed having it all for myself, but I feel it is so great, that I ought to share. Imagine a world stuck sometimes in the late 60s or early 70s. The technology, architecture and furniture design all indicates it. Everyone lives a new life every day, as the old way lead to people leading unhappy lives and committed suicides. Instead Madam Data, the mainframe computer, assigns you a new home, spouse, kids, friends and work, every day and makes sure you never meet the same spouse twice. It is an adaption of a Danish sci-fi novel from 1980 and it looks a lot like the dystopian movies of the 60s and 70s, such as Fahrenheit 451(1966), Z.P.G.(1972), and Soylent Green(1973) Here, the man Elef happens to fall in love with Maya, his wife for a day. But how do you get more days with the same person? Its prohibited, and those who seek it are called "The Locked Persons". Those who do not eat their Nightpill, so the Assistant Service can pick them up at night and move them to a new place with new spouse, kids etc. Assistant Service move people and police the rules in the Orwellian society. The chemistry between Elif(Jens Jørgen Spottag) and Maya(Kaya Brüel) works to the advantage of the film, making it a unique experience. It has been shown on Danish TV a few times and is today available for streaming on DR's (Danish Television) homepage, if you live in Denmark. So due to the language barrier and geoblock restrictions, I will probably be able to keep this masterpiece a secret a little longer, only shared with a few other Danish residents.
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