Odd Horten is an overly cautious 67-year-old man, about to retire after forty years as a train driver. It emerges that his mother was a ski jumper, but Odd himself never had the courage to try the sport. He now feels as if he has let her down by never having the courage to try new things.
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The Norwegian film O’Horten is all about strange characters. But it is mainly about the relationships between them. The pipe-smoking, always introvert, main actor is actually the least strange figure. Dry humor and subtle melancholy. In short, a perfect movie.
A surreal but gentle humour is never far away in this melancholic tale of regret, recovery and seizing the moment.
With it's wonderful characters and superb soundtrack by Erik Kaada, O'Horten will steal a place in your heart and stay there for a very long time.
A wonderful film from start to finish.
Figure emblématique de l'impassibilité tranquille et de la décontraction flegmatique, entre un Tati débonnaire et son inséparable bouffarde et un Keaton imperturbable et sa légendaire raideur, Baard Owe alias Odd Horten rejoint la mémorable galerie des personnages gentiment déjantés qui traversent avec bonheur et lévitation tous les films du norvégien Bent Hamer... www.cinefiches.com