Monday, November 15, 2010

upperdog

hi?


the story of a brother and sister, axel (hermann sabado) and yanne (bang chau), separated as children, when they arrived in norway as orphans from china. when maria (agnieszka grochowska), a polish immigrant who is working in yanne's restaurant and as a maid for a wealthy family, discovers the existence of axel, not only does she fall for him, but sets in place the chance of a reunion, which yanne seems reluctant to pursue. meanwhile, per (mads sjogard pettersen), having been discharged from the army, arrives in olso, living next door to mari and opposite yanne's restaurant. yanne is, however, interested in pursuing per...

we get to see how gently sweet the start of a relationship can be, whilst on the other side of the coin, it can be filled with anger, passion and lust, then there's baggage one carries around and how this effects us. a slightly uneven mixture, although nicely scripted and shot, with good performances from the four leads, along with scene stealing turn from magnus bjornstad, who plays per's younger brother. not a great film, but good-ish and very easy to watch. oh, and agnieszka grochowska is incredibly pretty...

okay.

a limited release and dvd are quite likely...

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