Troubled Water (2010)





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Art House & International , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Troubled Water

All Critics (2)

A very moving drama.

Full Review… | February 24, 2016
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

There's a lot of talk of God (Jan plays the organ with a passion but can't reconcile a benevolent God with his world) and forgiveness and confession but the film is ultimately about responsibility and accountability, and not just for Jan.

Full Review… | February 12, 2016

Audience Reviews for Troubled Water

A story with great insight about real troubled water of serious crime. Life after prison, its not easy, back to society with people hating you. A crime often conflict two sides which are wounded, both of them comes forth in significant proportion here. Its impossible not to feel something here. And also Poppe are using his effective method of knoting the movie together with flashbacks and, consciously making us aware.

Anders Ask
Anders Ask

In "Troubled Water," Jan(Pal Sverre Hagan) is eligible for parole. So, of course it would help if there was a job waiting for him on the outside. Luckily enough, a church needs a part-time organ player which he is inside jail. Unluckily enough, they have already filled the position. Heartbroken, he manages to play well enough in an impromptu audition to get the job, very much impressing Anna(Ellen Dorrit Petersen), the young priest. And as a going away present, Jan's fellow inmates deliver one last beating. "Troubled Water" wants to intelligently and thoughtfully say something about guilt, redemption and forgiveness but instead comes across as too forced and contrived to be entirely successful, especially as regarding a certain Simon and Garfunkel song. Still, the movie has its moments and an intriguing structure where the first half ends on a cliffhanger which is resolved in its second half as seen through another character's eyes. The second part and therefore the movie is carried by a tremendous performance from Trine Dyrholm.

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Walter M.

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