Life in the suburbs as a father of two has worn down Jonas. When a victim of a car crash mistakes him for her boyfriend Sebastian, things take a very dramatic turn as the line between truth and deception is erased.
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What seems like it would be a run of the mill thriller turns out to be a beautifully shot, skillfully edited, carefully planned neo-noir mystery. There are countless beautiful sequences, a pace that's precise and manic at the same time, and a story that strangely echoes both "While You Were Sleeping" and the more recent "The Square".
There is much more than just another love story there.. The plot is original and the movie is beautifully filmed. One easily recognizes himself with the main character, whose life lacks thrill and passionate love, and who is eager to take the life of somebody else for the woman he loves. A must see if you are into Danish cinema!
This is a grass is greener story. The excitement of leaving your life for something better is awfully attractive. It just never works out. There were some fairly large plotholes in this movie, but I love watching Nikolaj Lie Kaas work.
I liked: a lot: the execution was absolutely refreshing and the story was quite original. But I could only suspend disbelief so indiscriminately. Jonas' life didn't appear to warrant his seemingly (out of nowhere) desire to carry on with this (beautiful?) damaged femme fatale.
I wanted much more of Sebastien. He was magnificent to look at.
Es gibt immer wieder Filme, die einen richtig überraschen: innovativ erzählt, spannende Schnitte und Einstellungen, dynamische Handlung und ein hervorragendes Drehbuch. Absolute Sehempfehlung gebe ich für diesen Film noir-Mysterythriller!