Sunday, November 7, 2010

Nord - Rune Denstad Langlo (2009 Norway)

Following a nervous breakdown, ski athlete Jomar has isolated himself in a lonely existence as the guard of a ski park. When he learns that he might be the father of a child way up north, he sets on a strange and poetic journey through Norway on a snowmobile, with 5 liters of alcohol as sole provisions. On this trip through amazing arctic landscapes, Jomar seems to do everything in his power to avoid reaching his destination. He meets other tender and confused souls, who will all contribute to push Jomar further along his reluctant journey towards the brighter side of life.

Excellent black-humoured new 'road' movie from Norway. The cinematography is outstanding. One of the most beautiful films this year. Some truly original scenes and perfect performances. All hail the new absurd-ism. If you see kids with bald patches on top of their heads you will now know why. The tee-pee scene blew my mind.


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