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A young woman visits a publishing house in order to present a novel. The meeting with the publisher is the start of a love affair that makes him leave his wife. In the meantime her lover - a talented playwright - ends up at the emergency ward after overdosing on sleeping pills. The doctor treating him turns out to be the wife of the publisher - and a parallel love story unfolds. Four people's lives are interwoven and changed forever. Details takes us on a fascinating and exciting journey through life and death. The story begins in 1989 and spans over a decade. The film has one of Europe's leading playwrights - Lars Noren - on the screen for the first time, director Kristian Petri with three former films selected for Cannes, and leading performances by four of the most acknowledged and popular actors in Scandinavia.
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This film is crafted in a clean, simple, intelligent manor. It stars the great Swedish actor Michael Nykvist (The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo aka Man Som Hater Kvinnor), Pernilla August (Miss Kicki), Jonas Karlsson (Storm) and Rebecca Hemse (Just Another Love Story).
On one hand, this film is a straight forward drama. Each character has their own subtle and not so subtle idiosyncrasy's.
Details is a well written drama.
The four leads blend together nicely, the casting was wonderful. I really enjoy this kind of straight forwardness in film making.
People love and people lie. They lie straight in each others faces. They find something else that helps them wake up in the morning supposedly happy. Their selfishness or lack of consideration for someone else allows them to go forward with their lives with a clear conscience.
Some people are not sexually motivated, some people cannot share their true feelings. Maybe, some people cannot control their hidden feelings. If we really look at this from a psychoanalytic view, I can write all day about these normal, sane, law abiding, hard working regular people and decide that they are all fully crazy.
Underlying feelings are still there.
The relationships mix and bonds form with people who are very different from one another.
I don't want to spoil this... I will say that one person has extreme habits and has a relationship with someone who is a polar opposite. Yet these very unalike people found a warm and safe place at home to share their lives.
The second (change) relationship is hard to explain without giving the "real" story away.
The other reality is the after-world and that connection directly to life and how we find our soul mates and our existence in that mysterious place we go. Do we find each other later? Where do we go. Are we there when we are here?
The dialogue is top of the line. This film is paced very realistically, therefore it is at a slower pace. When you think you are in tune with the film, someone does something unthinkable.
This is a film that full grown, mature people will enjoy. There are no car chases, explosions, false gestures, over the top acting. Just clean professional work.
The writer Jonas Frykberg wrote the Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden aka Millenium 2 which was a choppy disappointment). I hope that he writes more adult drama's like this and less action. This is a great work for him as a writer.
The director, Kristian Petri has a talent for this sort of adult / real or seemingly real drama.
Ultimately, casting makes this slow drama tick. The actors drive this film.
Michael Nykvist is now a world famous celebrity. He is an actor first. He really digs into his roles and I am personally finding myself looking for all of his wonderful work. He is now being cast in more and more commercial/mainstream Hollywood roles in English. He is very strong in this film.
Pernilla August is a master actor. Sadly, I have several films where she is being cheated on. She brings a lot to the table in every role. In Details she carries this film in many ways.
Jonas Karlsson really got down in this one. The party scene which changes his life really showcases his brilliance. He is definitely perfectly cast in this extreme role.
Rebecca Hemse was a big teen star in Sweden. She truly is growing into a real adult actor. Her career is very bright. She is a breath of fresh air in this film, yet she is very dark at the same time.