In this evocative 1920s thriller, a flirtatious caper between two men erupts into a Johnny and Clyde-style crime spree.
Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken
Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken, Åsmund Kjos Fjell
Åsmund Høeg, Filip Berg, Benjamin Helstad
Norway 2021. 79min
Norwegian, Swedish. With English subtitles
Brawny teen Johannes is a lumberjack in the icy forests of Norway. A sudden tragic accident at work leaves him grieving and more than a little lost in life. Although he projects a steely exterior – but clearly with a sensitive soul – his head is soon turned by sharp-suited confidence trickster Mikael. The two end up on the road together, becoming embroiled in ever more outlandish crimes. What begins as petty theft quickly spirals into multiple murders. Writer-director Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken keeps the audience on their toes with artful manipulation of his narrative’s timeline, playing with memory and conscience in this gripping period piece, which is based on a true story.
Contains scenes of death and violence.
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