I can’t help it, I just love Nordic films. Iceland has a special place in my heart, and BLACK’S GAME , or SVARTUR Á LEIK (if you talk like a Viking), is as evil and cold in places as it is warm and wondrous in others. Quite like the island it comes from, where ice and hot springs keep you on your toes. Thanks to Netflix I could watch this brilliantly filmed drugpusher thriller in it’s original Icelandic version. Between scenes of sheer brutality and/or drug or alcohol induced stupor there are moments of that laid back, typically Icelandic beauty, above all in the scene where Stebbi Psycho (Thor Kristjansson– loved him in LIFE IN A FISHBOWL) and Dagný (María Birta) make love – nobody can show sex and nakedness as brutally and as romantically as those Northerners. Yes, I liked SNABBA CASH even better, but this movie has a unique quality, in cinematography, in dramaturgy and in so much great acting, that I don’t know where to start. Let’s pick the most devilish character of all, Bruno ( Damon Younger ) … I’ll keep an eye on that one.
Ok, I admit it … without beautiful and talented US-Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman (whom I discovered almost exactly one year ago) aka Charles Joel Norström, I’d not even bother about the film ROBOCOP, due February […]
MIASTO 44 is polish for “City 44” and refers to 1944 and the Warsaw Uprising. I’ll watch this film just because a certain Mads Hjulmand (@MadsHjulmand refers to himself on twitter as “one mean acting machine”) plays a certain […]
Marc Forster (43), Swiss-German director, producer and screenwriter, presides the International Film Competition Jury at the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF). Forster had his breakthrough in 2001 with MONSTER’S BALL and got widely known with the James […]