bigy

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De fem benspænd
(2003)

The emperor's new clothes
I have noticed that quite a lot of people seem to dig this stuff. But I have yet to see a single explanation - even argument - as to what is the point of it all.

I can see something mildly interesting in Von Triers idea with the five obstructions. How restricting rules can spur creativity - as with the dogma rules.

But the original movie by Jørgen Leth can only be described as ridiculous. So this goes for the remakes too.

I mean, look at it: "Here is a man. The perfect man. This is his eye. This is his nose. His mouth. How does he eat? This is how he eats."

Helloooo???!!...

Being Danish I am ashamed that this can pass as art. Coming from the very country that brought us the story of "The emperor's new clothes".

Brødre
(2004)

Connie Nielsen drags it down
No spoilers herein - the movie is already spoilt.

Nice premise, however, and some excellent Danish actors. Also, we know from previous movies that the director is very talented.

But the semi-Danish female lead, Connie Nielsen, is obviously miscast.

Yes, she may be a big name in Hollywood. But she only masters one facial expression - and so uses it throughout the entire movie. They could have used a mannequin doll and no one would have noticed the difference! For me this ruined the entire movie. How very annoying, I almost wanted to slap her face - just to provoke some genuine expression.

This is supposed to be a serious drama - not a Loreal commercial!

The Virgin Suicides
(1999)

Superficial, pretentious crap
I had great hopes for this movie, having read some of the other comments. Rarely have I been this disappointed!

This movie is a complete waste of your time. Most of the characters are totally unbelievable. There is no explanation for their drastic actions. No spoiler here - just read the title!

The soundtrack and the cinematography give the movie a pretentious air that the plot never justifies.

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