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Kunsten å tenke negativt (The Art of Negative Thinking) (2006)


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Release Date: Nov 3, 2006 Wide

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Release Date: Nov 3, 2006 Wide



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With his coal-black comedy The Art of Negative Thinking, Norwegian director Bård Breien gleefully eviscerates the phony-baloney, "feel-good" psychoanalytic babble that is so often hurled thoughtlessly at the severely disabled. Breien's main character, National Health psychologist Tori (Kjersti Holmen), embodies this approach. All optimistic saccharine on the surface, but a steamroller underneath, she refuses to tolerate any pessimism, cynicism, depression, or anxiety from her patients. The


Drama, Art House & International, Comedy

Bård Breien

Nov 26, 2008

Maipo Film- og TV-produksjon AS

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In a world of all that cheesy self-help nonsense, it's so refreshing to see a film that says "It's OK to be pissed off and to wallow in self pity". The film shows a group of disabled people coming together to learn to live and accept their problems. This doesn't quite fly with one of the members of the group and soon the film descends into the world of dark comedy. It's very funny and very human. The film never asks for sympathy of anyone and it shows how a bit of anger can be very therapeutic. Excellent performances and a short script make this a film that gets it's point across without becoming a sermon.
July 28, 2009

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Delightfully dark and disturbing, yet hilariously funny film about the nonsense that is self-help literature and the repression of negative emotions. Side-splittingly funny in a very sinister way, full of "Oh no, they didn't!" moments and fueled with acute and thought-provoking moments. Quite the gem.
November 15, 2009

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  • Die Kunst des negativen Denkens (DE)
  • The Art of Negative Thinking (Kunsten a tenke negativt) (UK)
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