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The movie opens up with two young brothers in the heart of an all-too-familiar scene of neglect. Raising their baby brother, as well as each other, in the absence of an alcoholic mother--the moments are heartbreakingly tender and sad. When an unspeakable tragedy occurs, you know that it will have long range emotional repercussions for the brothers. The film fast forwards to adulthood--and each brother is given a segment of the film in an overlapping narrative device. Both are still struggling and trying to put their lives back together.Read more ›
One wonders how they survived their own earliest years, and we are struck by their decency and their loving natures. Still again, it's no surprise when, as adults, neither has escaped the emotional demons that were born during childhood and adolescence.
As is often the case with abused children, their lives, at first blush, seem to have gone in opposite directions. One drinks large quantities of beer and lifts weights to better prepare him for a hard world where strength and toughness count. A working class Lad who lives a life of little promise and even less meaning. He remains, though, self-sufficient and durable, neither dependent nor despondent. Its easy to imagine that he could go on more or less indefinitely in much the same way -- little to lose and nothing much gained.
While it's not as clear as it might be, the younger brother has taken a different path. He looks and acts the part of a nerd, but one who has attained middle class status.Read more ›
Yes, it's about two brothers who were severely traumatized in childhood. And yes, they have not been able to adjust and create a "normal" life, with one recently released from jail (the reason of which is not divulged ) and one an addict. But as somber as it may seem, both retained their "humanity", as manifested in their intact capacity to care and love. One taking the blame for a crime he didn't commit to protect a friend and the other caring and loving his son.Their love for each other also intact. The end, although maybe uncertain of the future, gives a sense of "closure" and love. Jakob Cedergren proves himself (as in other films) to be a formidable actor with a quiet but strong presence.
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The movie is excessively dramatic, the director stretches the story a bit too much in order to make it more crude, and I think it ends up not being credible.Published 21 months ago by loretta