An intimate character study of a total jerk, the kind that passes for an upstanding guy if you weren't following him around with a camera day and night. In the spirit of Vinterberg's "The Celebration" (1998), the Danish are so good at these kinds of films that expose "good, decent people" for the assholes you always knew they were but needed evidence to prove , or no one would believe it.
this film is a combination of upper class' problems with relationship between money and happiness . It is not shocking movie for me . Because it is not interesting or special for me . I have seen ulrich thomsen 3 times in mubi ... maybe I got tired of watching him...anyway he is a good actor.
there is bad cinematography but good actings makes this film watchable.
El dinero y el poder sobre todas las cosas. La vida alrededor de Christoffer (Ulrich Thomsen) se va desmoronando por la fuerte atracción que ejerce la madre sobre él hasta el punto de romper su relación con casi todos los que le rodean. Metraje con buen ritmo y buenas actuaciones. Una dicotomía que desmembra los sentimientos humanos.
Looking for a happy ending is not my usual thing, but during this lovely movie, I found myself several times talking to the film, wishing the characters to rethink their actions. Although I would have preferred the aforesaid happy ending, I loved this movie nonetheless.
Ulrich Thomsen brings so much to his roles (and I'm not talking about the Hollywood ones). This story is about a happily married man who forfeits it all to do the "right thing" for his nuclear family. The matriarch (his mother) is a fascinating character to behold too - cold, hard, and ruthless. Great film.
I'm kindof a sucker for the diffident, tortured Scandinavians. The mom was portrayed as the villain of the piece, & her son's capitulations remained true to form throughout. A happy ending in Stockholm would have spoiled the character study.
Quand les (pseudos) obligations de toute nature prennent le pas sur l'affectif et que le "système" broie invariablement les restes d'humanité, déjà si fragiles et si clairsemés qui nous habitent encore, on devine imperceptiblement dans quelle société monstrueuse nous sommes plongés et vers quelle aberration impitoyable nous glissons imperturbablement. Ce film danois en est le pitoyable et cinglant reflet...
Vasat bir dram. Paranın getirdiği huzursuzluk algısı çok sıradan bir şekilde işlenmiş; fakat Christoffer'ın Fransız hizmetçiye tecavüz girişimi sahnesi bence filmin kilit sahnesi. Kadının ağlayışları, çığlıkları ve Christoffer'ın pardon, pardon diyerek verdiği bir tomar parayı ağlayarak alışı ve kadrajdan çıkışı idi benim için film.