When Christoffer learns of his father’s death in Prague, it’s a question of getting his father packed into a coffin and flown to Denmark, so he can return to everyday life. But on the trip, Christoffer has to come to terms with his past.
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Viele Stimmungen, an Duras-Erzählungen erinnernd, angenehm aufgelockert durch unaufdringliche Absurditäten.
Unpassend und störend, weil erniedrigend und verächtlich machend fand ich allerdings die Wegwerf-Szene, in der wohl arme Leute die Sachen der Protagonisten aufklauben.
Depressing, interesting, emotionally complex. Has the quality of a slow-burning nightmare. Exception: the priceless scenes with Mikkelsen and the Czech housekeeper. However, this film suffers from the weakness of its script. Too many plot holes and gratuitous absurdities (the hysterical scene in the Roma slum, the Czechs in the morgue, the coffin, etc.). A shame, given the potential. Nearly 7/10.
Very impressed. I found the mixed emotions of the main characters to be very believable. Anger and compassion take turns. But at some point a decision has to be made. And it should rather be made out of compassion.