Djata is a care-free 12-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, Peter, and Djata and his mother Hannah are ...
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After a young man has a one-night stand with the ex-girlfriend of a small-time criminal, the criminal and some friends of his kidnap the man, drive him east over the mountain and put him through an ordeal he'll never soon forget.
Jón Atli Jónasson
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson,
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Djata is a care-free 12-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, Peter, and Djata and his mother Hannah are labeled traitors, the boy will not rest until he sees his father again.Written by
This follows a family living in a totalitarian dystopia.
This is a hard film for me to review.
First off, its production is very good. The camera work and direction is great. The characters are very well constructed and the acting is absolutely top notch. The world is quickly and deftly painted using iconography and suggestion. The world is oppressive but not overly brutal making it feel more real and dangerous. I enjoyed every minute of the first hour greatly and was gripped to see what was going to happen.
Here is the problem. Not much does happen. This film has plenty of story, but hardly any plot. Characters are introduced, and adversities befall our leads, but very little is resolved or explored. Any small victories the characters win aren't exploited.
The only analogy I can think of is if you made a film about a waitress who works in a bar in Star Wars. Sure dancing girls are fed to monsters and Jedi come in - but at the end of the day you are still watching someone serve drinks.
Maybe it is my personal taste, I thought I was more open minded than this, but it seems I do need a certain degree of resolution.
I kept the mark high because of the quality of the film making - not sure if I would recommend it though.
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