A tragic story about Anna who dreams of one thing only: making it as an actress. She moves from Sweden to Copenhagen to pursue her dream. But fate has something else in store for her. Though she struggles to give her 4 month old daughter a good start in life, she ultimately fails to unite her dream of acting with a safe and loving environment for her child, culminating in a desperate act that has fatal consequences for Anna and her daughter.Written by
Daisy Diamond: Some of the most difficult viewing I've ever experienced
Daisy Diamond is an award winning Danish drama, and one that will linger on my mind for months to come I can already tell.
It tells the story of a young single mother and her 4 month old baby. She is an aspiring but ultimately failing actress who is gradually resorting to more and more desperate measures to get anywhere in her career and keep a roof over their heads.
To make matters worse her little cherub won't stop crying, the shrill scream of a baby is a common noise here! Very very common noise.
Daisy Diamond is highly uncomfortable viewing, it's dark, it's sombre, it's depressing and it certainly had a lasting impression on me.
One thing that astounds me is how graphic the whole thing is, the amount of full frontal nudity from Rapace is incredible when you take into consideration where her career went from here. That stuff normally kills a career outright especially with the subject matter and the fact the movie seems to go out of its way to make her look physically bad at every turn.
A grim horrible movie, saved by some sterling acting and the sad realization that the movie is shockingly and heartbreakingly realistic.
Well written in places
Couple of decent characters
I actually had to mute the movie in places because of the baby crying
Not so much of a story as a greek tragedy
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
It concerns me how filmmakers make babies cry on cue
On paper this movie should have been career suicide for Rapace
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