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837 Ratings

Louder Than Bombs

Directed by Joachim Trier
Norway, France, 2015


Three years after her unexpected death, the preparation of an exhibition celebrating the famous war photographer brings her husband and their two sons together for the first time in years. When an unsettling secret resurfaces, the three men are forced to look at each other in a new light.

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Louder Than Bombs Directed by Joachim Trier

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2015 | In Competition

Stockholm International Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Best Film (Bronze Horse)

Ghent Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Explore Award

Trier slips unobtrusively into an American milieu, but then again, the terrain of Louder than Bombs is largely mental, and frequently hormonal or otherwise restless, and thus a perfect match for this eager, prolific filmmaker. Trier’s cinema is ionized.
April 08, 2016
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Told with Trier’s keen emotional sensitivity and affinity for playful narrative structure, Louder Than Bombs explores the subjective experience of memory and how we allow it to affect our lives.
April 08, 2016
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As I’ve just laid it out, that sounds like a movie neither you nor I would probably want to see. But then, movies are often about so much more than what they’re about, and the riches of Louder Than Bombs lie in the way Trier reveals the secret fears and longings of nearly every character, showing, ultimately, that even when people fail to connect, that itself can be a kind of connection.
April 07, 2016
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