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Rebecca is one of the world's top war photographers. She must weather a major emotional storm when her husband refuses to put up with her dangerous life any longer. He and their young daughters need Rebecca, who, however, loves both her family and her work...Written by
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When Rebecca and Marcus are walking hand in hand on the beach after drinking wine with his colleagues, the second shot is a frontal medium shot. In the upper left part of the shot, the sound operator's boom microphone is briefly, but clearly visible. See more »
I have to find a way to finish it.
When will it be finished?
I made a big mess out of our lives. I hope one day you'll be able to forgive me.
It would actually be easier if you were dead. Then we could, we could all just be sad together.
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The only really positive thing I can say about Erik Poppe's English language debut, is that the photography is quite beautiful. The script and acting however, is at a level where even the most intense and action filled scenes are completely unengaging and boring.
What really ruins the experience though, is the way the movie continuously cranks the melodrama to 11, and constantly demand an emotional watershed. It's like every scene is screaming: LOOK AT THIS PERFECT FAMILY AND THEIR CUTE KITTEN, DOESN'T IT MAKE YOU CRY OF HAPPINESS!!! LOOK AT THIS POOR WAR TORN COUNTRY, DOESN'T IT JUST TEAR YOU UP INSIDE!!! Instead of provoking a sympathetic response, it is so over the top that it's reminiscent of bad poetry from an angst ridden teenager.
The blame can only lie with an overambitious director. All the locations in different countries and multiple plot lines, end up getting lost in their own entanglement, and makes it a pale comparison to his brilliant Norwegian classic, Hawaii Oslo.
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