Dark Horse is an offbeat comedy about an irresponsible but charming young graffiti artist who doesn’t care even though everybody is trying to track him down: Parking attendants, landlords, bills and the police. He falls in love with Franc, a girl just as irresponsible and charming as he is.
This funny, engaging story of romance & graffiti debuted at Cannes in 2005, where it gathered praise for its quirky humour and refined aesthetics. Supremely entertaining, Dark Horse confirmed the talents of Icelandic director, Dagur Kári (Noi the Albino).
Peculiar historia bellamente fotografiada en blanco y negro, de tono estrafalario y un humor escandinavo entrañable e ingenioso, con una narrativa de galope sostenido que sumerge de principio a fin en las circunstancias de unos personajes memorables que desbordan poesía en su totalidad. Una oda a la vida moderna. Un clásico inmediato para este siglo y el anterior.
From the beginning it strongly felt like a modern version of 'I Am Curious', only the politics are much more subtle, and this works to the film's advantage: it's light-hearted, incredibly funny, honest, and beautiful. The style of 'Dark Horse' is something many young American directors are trying to accomplish, and almost invariably fail at: a great lesson on handling humour from the Scandinavians.
Dyslexic, penniless street artist and his best friend - an aspiring soccer referee - fall for the same girl. A Danish attempt at screwball comedy starts off interestingly enough but gets increasingly depressing as its quirky humour gets too dry (and rarefied) for comfort. Not recommended unless one is a fan of slackers - although the happy ending does redeem some of its self-indulgent meanderings.
Focusing on trivial yet at times heartbreaking stories of a couple of outsiders and rule-breakers, this film powerfully represents their vacillations by resorting to dramatizing effects of black and white cinematuqe.
this was almost like watching a dream unravel before your eyes with it's charming yet realistic characters and their lives which all sort of start to happen at once. it was composed of whimsy and the idea of just being and that's what made it great.