90 minutter Reviews

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April 2, 2015
Dark and disturbing, but potent work.
½ March 28, 2013
Una pelicula sobre la violencia, con un toque de documental y una direccion casi perfecta que se ve manchada por su lento desarrollo y pobre guion.
½ March 16, 2013
Slow paced but brutal and dark. Not your usual movie. A so-so movie on a lazy afternoon.
September 20, 2012
A fellow moviegoer had barely managed to make any progress emptying his bucket of popcorn at the end of this movie. Apparently the first time this ever had happened. This just isn't one of those movies. It is purposefully and intensely uncomfortable to watch, much like Todd Sollondz' Happiness and Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream. The main cast has done an outstanding job.

We follow three couples and their fateful ends. There is the young couple played by Aksel Hennie and Kaia Varjord, fresh parents, where the husband is losing control of his life and taking it out on his wife. The beatings, rape and tying up of the wife are some of the most uncomfortable I've seen.

There is the couple played by Mads Ousdal and Pia Tjelta divorced after the wife's adulterous affair where the wife ended up with everything, the house, the kids, and the husband nothing, not even his job. To add insult to injury the wife is not even a very competent parent and seems to have something of a beginning alcohol problem, but her unsympathetic behaviour and goading finally drives her ex over the edge in the worst possible way.

The motivation for the husband in the final couple, played by Bjorn Floberg, to murder his wife and the commit suicide is harder to fathom. I still don't know why.
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