The Giant (Jätten) (2016)

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30 year old Richard is autistic and disabled. To deal with the challenges of life, Richard escapes into a fantasy world where he is a 50 meter tall giant.

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Critic Reviews for The Giant (Jätten)

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While unique, this lumbering crossbreed never truly gains melodramatic traction ...

Sep 11, 2016 | Full Review…
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Although sometimes dealing in the disability tropes of this subgenre, The Giant stomps new ground in that it encourages us to actively take on the disability perspective of its protagonist.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…

The Giant makes pétanque exciting and features the best friend you could ever dream of.

Nov 10, 2017 | Full Review…

The film is a shrewd political commentary and canny portrait of a society continuing to wrestle with its ineffaceable cruelty.

Mar 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The film moves deftly between humour and poignancy, generating a strong emotional response in its quieter moments.

Oct 6, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A truly singular piece of work...

Sep 30, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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