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Sverre Anker Ousdal
Michael has everything under control: a successful military career, a beautiful wife and two daughters. His younger brother Jannik is a drifter, living on the edge of the law. When Michael is sent to Afghanistan on a UN mission the balance between the two brothers changes forever. Michael is missing in action - presumed dead - and Sarah is comforted by Jannik, who against all odds shows himself capable of taking responsibility for both himself and the family. It soon becomes clear that their feelings have developed beyond mutual sympathy. When Michael comes home, traumatized by being held prisoner in the mountains of Afghanistan, nothing is the same...Written by
Now Danish movies are beginning to really hurt and Susanne Biel is a good runner-up to Lars von Trier. This is about the Danish mayor who is believed to have fallen in Afghanistan. It's about his daughters, his wife and most of all his brother, the no-good who's temporarily (?) out of prison and has too (?) good contact with the mayor's wife.
The acting is good and the conflicts heavy. But they aren't that heavy that you feel alienated. Why can you watch action movies there people are killed all the time and don't mind it? Because it has nothing to do with your life. This movie has, although the situations are extreme, but in a completely other way.
Well worth seeing.
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