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3.9
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The Giant

Jätten

Directed by Johannes Nyholm
Sweden, Denmark, 2016
Drama
  • Swedish
  • Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Synopsis

Pétanque fanatic Rikard Boberg was born disabled, standing just a few feet tall and hardly able to speak. However, the ambitious hero does not let this hold him back – particularly when it comes to his beloved ball game, and a reunion with his confused mother.

Our take

The Swedish Johannes Nyholm took everyone by surprise with this original debut feature, a recent festival standout where he fuses social realism with fantasy, adding a renovated Dogme spirit to the mix. The result is welcomingly strange, a rare fable of infectious optimism, likely to win you over.

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