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The Polar Boy (2016)

Polaarpoiss (original title)
Mattias is a young talented photographer in his final year of secondary school, who has a dream to become a student of the Berlin Arts Academy. He unexpectedly falls in love with a wild ... See full summary »

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Anu Aun

Writer:

Anu Aun
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Credited cast:
Roland Laos Roland Laos ... Mattias
Jaanika Arum Jaanika Arum ... Hanna
Eric Simonin Eric Simonin ... Werner Wolf
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raivo Adlas Raivo Adlas ... Kohtupsühhiaater
Ago Anderson Ago Anderson ... Öövaht
Erin Crouch Erin Crouch ... Kunstiakadeemia komisjon
Paul Emmet Paul Emmet ... Kunstiakadeemia komisjon
Markus Habakukk Markus Habakukk ... Oskar
Ene Järvis Ene Järvis
Joosep Jürgenson Joosep Jürgenson
Ülle Kaljuste Ülle Kaljuste
Henrik Kalmet
Jörgen Liik
Andre Luurmann Andre Luurmann ... School kid
Rosenberg Marek Rosenberg Marek ... Patient
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Mattias is a young talented photographer in his final year of secondary school, who has a dream to become a student of the Berlin Arts Academy. He unexpectedly falls in love with a wild red-haired beauty Hanna, who doesn't seem to take him seriously unless he proves to be just as adventurous and unpredictable as she is. Mattias risks his whole future by breaking the law together with Hanna, but ends up destroying the girl he loves. Hanna appears to suffer from bipolar disorder, the most dangerous effects of which are triggered by alcohol and drugs. Saving Hanna from herself, Mattias commits a crime that could end up putting him behind bars. His only solution for avoiding jail time is to get himself declared irresponsible. In order to achieve that, Mattias would have to start faking the illness his girlfriend already has - bipolarity.

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Drama

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The Polar Boy - a truly inspiring movie about love, passion, freedom and living life to the fullest
4 August 2016 | by elinaallaisSee all my reviews

The Polar Boy is an exceptionally good movie – it has captivating and original story-line, depth and dark humor, real, intense human emotions and passion. In a sense it is a boy-meets-a-girl story with a refreshing twist – the girl is very much out of the ordinary, as she's been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder.

However, this is definitely not a depressing movie, on the contrary, it is vibrant, sexy and quite fast-paced, yet very "real" and truly heartfelt. It tells a story of what it's like to be different – free-spirited, emotionally unconstrained and sensitive in today's rational and restrained society that measures people by their ability to blend in and act "normal". Everyone who does not fit in is considered a threat and oftentimes locked up in some mental institution, out of sight, so that the masses could continue living their carefully planned out, prudent lives, always playing it safe and always afraid of what others might think if they show their true emotions and let it all out for even just once in their lives. Yet those rare and exceptional individuals, like the girl in this movie, who dare to be themselves and act spontaneously, are a true inspiration to others. Having fallen in love with this crazy, sexy and sensitive girl, the boy in this movie starts to take risks that he would never have dared to take before, leading to some complicated situations, but at the same time making him realize the true insanity of this overly rational and sane society most of us in the Western world live in.

If you have ever felt the same way - that it is sometimes so hard to just blend in and follow the rules, and instead you would wish to live your life to the fullest, enjoying every moment and feeling alive - then you will no doubt enjoy this movie and relate to the main characters as much as I did.


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Country:

Estonia

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Estonian | English

Release Date:

13 May 2016 (Estonia) See more »

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