Den brysomme mannen (The Bothersome Man) 2006 MA15+

2.30PM Sun 3 Nov 2019 (1hr 35mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘A man attempts suicide, but awakes to find himself in a Kafkaesque world of sterile office buildings and impeccably tasteful interior design. A bewildered Andreas (Trond Fausa Aurvåg) is whisked into a job in an accounting firm, where the work is undemanding and his colleagues are always cheerful. Easily making friends he soon finds himself moving into a designer apartment with a beautiful new girlfriend. So far so good, but the cracks in this new life soon begin to show. Food doesn’t taste right, alcohol won’t make you drunk, sex is passionless and mechanical, no-one is ever joyous nor is anyone ever sad, everything is just nice… too nice. Is this heaven? Hell? Or Scandinavia? With a witty script and a cool palette of taupe and azure, director Jens Lien deftly satirises the nightmarish niceness of Ikea-land.’ New Zealand International Film Festival

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 95 MINUTES, NORWAY/ICELAND, NORWEGIAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: JENS LIEN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JOHN CHRISTIAN ROSENLUND / EDITOR: VIDAR FLATAUKAN / PROD CO: SANDEW METRONOME NORGE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: BAVARIA MEDIA / SCREENING FORMAT: DIGITAL VIDEO