There are scenes that hold some of the most engrossing dialogue of this decade providing rich characterization and connection to the voices. But, the camera work, and character we follow, often feel generic in relation to the voice over. Triers vision here is worth viewing, watching him chase true humanization of everyone on screen, and off of it, is audacious and inspiring.
Un type mélancolique, pessimiste, parents riches, révolté (de quoi?) à fleur de peau (pourquoi?), se drogue, tentative de suicide, arrête, vole, recommence. Intello + Norvège + se prend très au sérieux + ça rigole pas bcp. === A guy, melancholic, pessimistic, rich parents, revolted (of what?), drugs, suicide attempt, rehab, steal, falls again. It's Norway, nobody laughs much, everyone takes themselves very seriously.
In parts, one of the most interesting and authentic feelings on depression I have seen. Not interesting stylistically, and a bit of a shitty character; but that scene where there is a girl listing all the things in life she would like, and like to achieve; and he desires nothing, and only really wishes for the inevitable end. To far gone; almost how I feel about life too.
The 24 hours of a drug addict in rehab. The main philosophical idea of the plot it's that cliché and well-known idea of "feeling alone in everything the main character does and see". But it's a good film because the director used this typical plot with the mix of other great things, showing at the same time an excellent cinematography directly conected with the actual spirit of the main character.
Stunning film. Watching the latest chapter in Anders' road to self-destruction and seeing him adrift among Oslo and the very few people that come across his life on this particular day was a moving experience. It's curious how we never even got to see his parents, sister or the estranged girlfriend, perhaps in order to emphasise how lonely he felt in the world. A lot of cool music in the last half-hour or so.