Two people are caught up in an all-consuming and forbidden love in this drama. Christine is married to Mario, a successful businessman, and is the mother of two children. However, she has a... See full summary »
After not having seen each other in five years, Chris Terry goes to visit his younger sister Noelle Terry in Montréal. Their lives, both together and apart, have been turbulent ones with ... See full summary »
Martijn is obsessed with his younger sister Daantje and visits her to make a documentary about her. He manages to invade Daantje's life with his video camera, but soon unresolved issues from a distant past come to the surface.
Two siblings and an illegitimate love. A father who's a doctor and several accusations. A family in which no one ever drew a line between what's moral and what's legal. Not even when it comes to abortion.
Guilherme and Sofia, brother and sister, grow up sharing experiences and slowly discovering their sexuality. The thing that Sofia doesn't know is how far Guilherme will go to keep her inside his own perverse, dark and perfect circle.
Joana de Verona,
When 27-year-old Charlotte, meets her 35-year-old half-brother Henrik, who is married with one child for the first time as an adult, it becomes an encounter without boundaries, between two people who don't know what a normal family is. How does sibling love manifest itself if you have never experienced it before? Homesick is an unusual family drama about seeking a family, and breaking every rule to be one.
The camera is constantly focused on the face of the heroine who repeats the same facial ticks and expressions no matter what the mise en scene or part of the "plot" is. It's thus hard to work out what the characterisation is supposed to convey in terms of the emotions and psychology of the character. Same goes for all the other characters. Interesting that the only two convincing scenes involve secondary characters, the ill dad in hospital and the best friend telling our heroine what she really feels about the friendship. The plot is contrived, the sex scenes verge on the sadistic and voyeuristic and the whole thing is just messy and unsure of where it's heading. The relationship between mother and daughter only hinted at, never fully fleshed out. One of those movies one watches compulsively because it's so bad. Very unlike stuff that normally comes out of Norway.
Three stars for the gorgeous cinematography of the snowy urban scapes.
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