15
1hr 42mins

Thomas Daneskov’s dark comedy blends absurdist humour, heart-warming male companionship and the occasional action-packed pursuit by violent criminals; an endearingly offbeat exploration of the modern perception of masculinity and identity.

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Thomas Daneskov
15
Comedy
Strong injury detail, violence, language, drug misuse
Danish

A gloriously off-kilter comedy-thriller from director Thomas Daneskov, this hilarious, rebellious gem plays like a distinctly Danish take on the Coen Brothers…

Hit hard by a midlife crisis, Martin (Rasmus Bjerg) makes the decision to abandon his perplexed wife (Sofie Gråbøl, The Killing), his children and society in general to emulate his ancestors and live as a hunter-gatherer in the Norwegian woods, complete with fur cloak and homemade longbow.

Soon joined by Musa – a drug-smuggler who stumbles upon Martin’s encampment after an unfortunate moose-related car accident – Martin endeavours to cut off all contact with society, hunt his own food and finally feel fully alive while simultaneously evading his family, the police, and Musa’s former accomplices.

Thomas Daneskov’s dark comedy blends absurdist humour, heart-warming male companionship and the occasional action-packed pursuit by violent criminals in an exploration of the modern perception of masculinity and identity. The result is at turns touchingly profound, hilariously gruesome, and surprisingly moving.

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