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From the Balcony (2017)

Fra balkongen (original title)
A filmmaker observes his place in the universe from his balcony in an Oslo suburb. He looks back at his upbringing and ponders a fundamental question: How did I get here?

Director:

Ole Giæver

Writer:

Ole Giæver
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A filmmaker observes his place in the universe from his balcony in an Oslo suburb. He looks back at his upbringing and ponders a fundamental question: How did I get here?

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Release Date:

30 June 2017 (Norway) See more »

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From the Balcony: Fra Balkongen See more »

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Mer Film See more »
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insisting voice over that philosophies about life with banal conclusions
17 June 2017 | by ViteliusSee all my reviews

Why? Why was this made? Its a weird one this. No clear narrative, no structure. The only thing that ties the film together is Ole Gievers banal and insisting voice-over that continues throughout the film. This is not a film. Its an essay accompanied by random photos. Half the film could have been a slightly interesting essay on life (although Gievers conclusion on life and its meaning is utter banal). The other half looks like a badly made TV documentary from the 80s.

Why does he keep getting funds to make movies? He has no cinematic skills. I always leave his films wondering why they where made. Because most of them would work better as a text. There are many visual talents in Norway. Give them a chance. And give this guy a pen and a publisher.


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