I know you are going to say why would I want to watch a Scandinavian flick with sub titles and after I have already seen the American version. One word Noomi Repace. This movie is bare bones stripped down story telling that coupled with the two lead actor's chemistry will blow you away. I have nothing against the umpteen million dollar budgeted American version but it ain't the best version going. Also the two other films in this trilogy are worth watching. Just writing this review makes me want to rent it again.
A beautiful cinematic treat. Not Hedwig cause as cross dressers go 6 out of 10 but for anyone wanting to see how to make a entertaining low budget film this one is a must. Location planning, low end graphics, costume design all worked to give the viewer less to be angry about. You can like it for its camp or swoon misty eyed at the end but for a number of reasons you will enjoy this film and appreciate the skill of doing a lot with a little. And yes the pun is most definitely intended.
Although I can't say that it works on all fronts Albert Nobbs is certainly worth the effort to watch. Glenn Close is the only one I could think of that could remotely pull this movie off. And she almost did.