Norwegian veteran Bent Hamer returns with this film, a look at fractured families at Christmastime. As with his earlier work, the film shuttles smartly between serious drama and the gently absurdist comedy Hamer is known for.
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Touching mosaic of families on Christmas eve mixes the comic and the painful, the tragic and the sublime. Families of all statuses and walks of life, some falling apart and some coming together, mix under the Northern Lights in a lovely, moving way.