A writer-director known for becoming obsessed with his own stories, Jacob Falk stumbles upon photographs of prisoners of war being tortured by Danish soldiers. Suspecting a political conspiracy, Falk falls into a frenetic chase to reveal the mystery behind the photos and he discovers a truth more disturbing than he imagined…. –Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
Christoffer Boe (born 1974) is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He is an established and well-known not only in Denmark, but all through the world. Among his international awards there are FIPRESCI Director of the Year at San Sebastián International Film Festival and Golden Camera at Cannes Film Festival in 2003. He is also co-founder and director of the film production company AlphaVille Pictures Copenhagen.
Boe was born in Rungsted just north of Copenhagen, Denmark. After school in Denmark, he went to study the history of cinematography in Indiana University in Bloomington, USA. Then, he continued his studies in Copenhagen University. In 1997 he decided to go deep into movie making and was accepted at the National Film School of Denmark director’s course.
During that time he directed a trilogy of short films: “Obsession” (1999), “Virginity” (2000) and “Anxiety” (2001). They were 20 to 30 minutes long and starred Maria Bonnevie and Nikolaj Lie Kaas. They’re all… read more
Deals with a lot of familiar territory, but remains compelling. Gorgeous to look at throughout. The use of models mixed with location shooting approaches some sort of "uncanny valley." Might rate it a bit lower on a re-watch, but the hair on the back of my neck still stands up when I think of that last scene. Hoping to watch more Boe shortly (but where is Beast in his filmography?)...
There are more reviews and interviews still to come, but the coverage-of-the-coverage phase wraps up right here with a last round on films