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BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL: Along with Johan Harstad’s similarly longwinded Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion?, Jonas Jonasson’s 2009 novel has probably inspired the most affection from English-language readers than anything from...
Pirate saga sails on authenticity.
Tobias Lindholm crafts a tense psychological thriller with his sophomore effort A Hijacking, a gripping account of a Danish cargo ship held hostage. Cutting seamlessly from the increasingly complex relationship between pirates and prisoners on...
Punk kids keep Moodysson on track.
VENICE FILM FESTIVAL: Adapted from a graphic novel written by his wife Coco, Lucas Moodyson’s seventh feature marks not only a return to form after a number of misfires, but also to the generosity of spirit, the emotional openness that...
Compelling Norwegian indie combines mirth with the mythical.
With its opening scenes dripping in viscera and vomit, one can only assume Aleksander Nordaas’ Thale will head down the blood ’n’ guts monster movie path. But what emerges in the Norwegian indie is a far more thoughtful (though no less scary)...
Swedish crime drama stays fresh.
Swedish filmmaker Daniel Espinosa put together a first-rate action thriller earlier this year with Safe House, a Hollywood production starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. This is the reason he got the job: released in Sweden in 2010,...
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