You've got to have an open mind to get into this one. Filled with frantic jump-cutting, grainy film stock and murky lighting, this Danish flick will either give you a headache or tip you off that this morose domestic drama is straight out of the Dogma 95 school of filmmaking. (It'll probably do both.) Sonja Richter and Nikolaj Lie Kaas are young lovers about to be married when a freak accident leaves Kaas a quadriplegic.
Consumed by heartache, he drives Richter into the arms of another, who just happens to be her doctor and the husband of the woman who caused the accident. Needless to say, a series of painful confrontations ensue and chaos erupts in what were once well-ordered lives. Earnest performances tailored to the genre's pseudo-documentary style are a plus, however the unremitting overall bleakness drags us down. Next time we'll take our Danish with a cup of decaf.
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