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Pyromaniac (Pyromanen) (2016)




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A ruthless pyromaniac is on the loose in a southern village of Norway. They don't know he's no stranger, but one of them. We follow him. The son of the fire brigade chief's own son, in secret spreading fear.


Critic Reviews for Pyromaniac (Pyromanen)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

The measured pace and minimalism isn't for everyone, but the firebug's escalating, evolving motivations keep the film engaging.

June 15, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The fascination of puzzling out a compulsive fire-setter's motivations keeps "Pyromaniac" absorbing, even if the film itself provides precious few answers in that regard.

September 21, 2016 | Full Review…

A brightly burning ode to a troubled firestarter who happens to be the son of the fire chief in a small Norwegian village of about 800, Pyromaniac is an unsettling if unfulfilling character study.

November 1, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Director Erik Skjoldbjærg made the original Insomnia, and he maintains a fine eye and steady beat, even if this film never becomes more than a one-note case study.

August 9, 2017 | Full Review…

There is an understated beauty to Skjoldbjærg's work, like a throwback to an Ivar Johansson film, but toned right down on melodrama.

October 17, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[E]legant but dull... [M]oves so slowly that it challenges our engagement, and it never delves into anything beyond the very obvious...

September 29, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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