Karen is a successful Copenhagen-based fashion photographer who is happily married to Johan, a writer. But she works so constantly that she has little time for her husband and daughter. In her dreams, however, she has erotic encounters with an unknown man in an East European hotel room. At a photoshoot in Paris one day, she meets the stranger from her dreams for real: Maciek, a professor at Warsaw School of Economics and visiting from Poland. She feels an electric attraction that changes her life and begins an affair. She pursues him relentlessly. Her obsession increasingly causes her to lose control.
This movie is a great character study that brings you under the skin of the two protagonists. One might have some criticism for the depth or quality of the dialogue, but dialogue is not what this film is about. It is about the emotions and the dreams, the tustles that the protagonists face within their inner selves and with those around them. These are transposed through the visuals rather than the dialogue. While the pace may be slow for some viewers, the crescendo and the climax are perfectly dosed creating a sublimely atmospheric piece of art-house cinema. I strongly recommend this movie to all lovers of true cinema.
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