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The film follow three young girls' activities during a festive summer night in the northern part of Sweden. The girls are attending a party in a big old house, where both the previous owners oddly enough where one-eyed.
Jonas Selberg Augustsén
Somewhere in Sweden, a gigantic dumpster breaks free from a heavy chain suspended underneath a big helicopter. The dumpster hits the ground with a formidable crash and the garbage spouts out into the surroundings. Meanwhile, an aging Roma woman wakes up in her house with an extremely strong desire to get her old wall clock back. The clock has been at the clockmaker's for over a year, and now the old woman intensely feels that it needs to come home. She calls one of her grandchildren who answers in another part of the country and solemnly promises to bring the clock back to her. Two days later, three Roma youths climb into a car in order to take the wall clock to their grandmother who lives 1030 km south of them. A strange journey along Sweden's long, winding highways begins and it proves to be rich in content despite the rather trivial purpose. The three youths have more questions than answers about the country they're traveling through for the first time. And what is a Garbage ...
This Swedish film is a masterpiece, but it's not for everyone.
Old grandma wants back her old clock so her grandchildren in the other end of Sweden collects it and drives to the other end of Sweden (almost 1,000 miles away), to deliver it to grandma. Which they do, eventually.
That sounds normal, eh?!
OK, the kids, in their 30's, are Gypsies, as is the grandma, of course, but they get treated like they are immigrants by police, hoteliers, and everybody else, and people speak English with them until they point out they actually speak Swedish.
One of the kids is a crossword fanatic and he thinks there is a thing called a 'sophelikopter' (garbage helicopter), which consequently plays a role in the movie (his grandma dreams about one!).
The movie follows the kids in their old Saab that drives through the countryside, which is very different our cities, and the camera is almost always static, not moving around or zooming at all, and it is totally shot in B&W.
A very unusual movie, but with a lot of black humor, and pretty weird, in a good way, a bit like Down By Law, maybe.
The extra material on the disc was fantastic, with at least ten takes on the Sophelikopter, life and everything in between!
Anyway, it is a must-see film for anyone who likes black humor!
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