Build a Ship, Sail to Sadness (2008)

Build a Ship, Sail to Sadness


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A young man suffering from prolonged ennui thinks he's found a solution to the sadness he sees enveloping so many in this offbeat independent comedy. Vincent (Magnus Aronson) is a sad young man with a weakness for dance music who lives in the Scottish Highlands. Vincent imagines that many of the people around him must share his lack of enthusiasm for the quiet life in the hills, and comes up with a plan to establish the area's first mobile discotheque, where he'll spin classic dance tracks … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International, Comedy
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Written By: Magnus Aronson, Laurin Federlein
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Critic Reviews for Build a Ship, Sail to Sadness

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

This beautifully daffy road-movie musical is as inspired, whimsical, and commercially unconcerned as its protagonist.

Full Review… | January 29, 2008
Village Voice
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This film-school grad project does rep an arresting debut for British-based German helmer Laurin Federlein.

Full Review… | January 29, 2008
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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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April 14, 2008
New York Times
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Build a Ship, Sail to Sadness is a movie every bit as cumbersome and trying as its title.

Full Review… | February 2, 2008
Slant Magazine

Despite the apparent ugliness and sloppiness of the piece, there's a real gem of inspiration at the core, and the character of Vincent is wonderful.

Full Review… | February 1, 2008
New Times

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