Very different lives, becomes interweaved during what seems like an ordinary day. Franzis Namazi (Danny Glover) is a newly arrived immigrant from Gambia to Sweden. He is about to give up on...
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Very different lives, becomes interweaved during what seems like an ordinary day. Franzis Namazi (Danny Glover) is a newly arrived immigrant from Gambia to Sweden. He is about to give up on his little store selling African art. Karin Carlsson-Said (Tuva Novotny) is a lawyer who is about to enter a new important step in her career as a lawyer. Her husband Moses (Peter Gardiner) must send money to his hospitalized father in Uganda, but there are problems with the transaction and has issues with keeping up his work as a Social Worker. Bosse (Ulf Brunnberg) is the TV star who finds out he has been fired off his own show and finds his young wife with another man, Hakan (Stefan Sauk) is a charming celebrity with an alcohol problem and now once again needs help from his lawyer Karin Carlsson-Said.Written by
You can call this Swedish drama an episode movie with an uneven script. It tries to show racial prejudices in a Sweden which is supposed to be relatively clean from it. These affect private lives, professional lives and they also make people's lives unhappy. And it all takes place in one day.
The problem here is the overacting, which is performed by everybody except Peter Gardinger. This mostly means that the director doesn't trust his script. People act in the most un-Swedish way, when they don't act according to...that's right...common prejudices about this country.
What is supposed to be a drama, turns out into almost slapstick. And the probably good intentions aren't fulfilled.
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