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After Jonas (Anders W. Berthelsen) causes a car accident that leaves Julia (Rebecka Hemse), a mysterious stranger, crippled with amnesia, he’s compelled to visit her in the hospital. But when Julia’s family mistakes him for her boyfriend, Jonas decides to play along. Unwilling to lose Julia and his new identity, Jonas does whatever it takes to keep the deception going. Until the day her memories return.
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An unknown cast (here in America) fills all the requirements to keep this Danish thriller alive, but especially that of supporting player Dejan Cukic, he had a great screen presence as the police officer/best buddy. What struck me as most memorable though, was the filming and quality of effects. The crash sequence towards the beginning rivals any non-cgi event I have seen.
The story follows a married CSI-type police employee as he ventures into the realm of an amnesia stricken woman with a mysterious background. Through the course of events, both sensual and saddening at the same time, everyone's lives that are touched by the main character's faulty decisions, begin to unravel and feel the consequences.
This is bare bones DVD, but the sound and picture quality are good. The DVD cover art shows way too much of the final scenes, but in fairness they do show the ending of the film as the opening salvo of love stories. If it were rated it would be R for nudity, sexual content, language and violence.
Just Another Love Story, although a psychological thriller, illustrates what is seen isn't always real. There are dark patches that humans fail to examine until tragedy strikes. For Julia, it took a loss of vision to know had been gone what needed to be restored. Jonas was trying to put the pieces of her puzzle together but at a cost to his marriage and work. He, too, failed to see that what he was doing would hurt Julia's family. Just Another Love Story keeps the viewer at the edge of one's seat to see what happens next and keeps them guessing.
Derivative - that's the word that majority of nay-sayers use when commenting on this film. But its writer/director Ole Bornedal does not hide throughout the picture that he has made a noir film, or, rather, Neo-noir: Danish style that characterizes by postmodernist self-reflection and consciously refers to the works of past and present. There are all ingredients here you would expect in a noir film: twists, turns, wrong or questionable choices the main character takes and where they would lead him. There are mysterious young woman with a dark past and a sinister stranger in bandages, gloomy deserted landscapes and long corridors with flickering neon lights. The scenes of killings and beatings are rather cruel and violent, erotic encounters - explicit, and the ending is thousands miles away from a Hollywood happy ending. But for Ole Bornedal, the writer/director of the Just Another Love Story, the most important message that he wanted to convey to the audience was that everybody carries a dream and the need for a self-fulfillment in life - that life very rarely offers.Read more ›
The movie started with three tantalizing glimpses of love and then moves into the movie itself, just another love story... The brilliance of this set-up is revealed later in the movie. This movie is full of artful touches and beautifully filmed scenes that make it a great find. I also found it to be an unsettling combination of sadness and suspense.
The story revolves around a middle aged man who appears happily married but upon meeting a young woman, whose current hospital bed ridden state he feels partly responsible for, starts to question his 2.5 kids & white picket fence existence. The rich young woman suffers from amnesia and he temporarily assumes her boyfriend's persona. But things get out of control fast and as he is sucked deeper and deeper into the young woman's mysterious life, his own life begins to crumble around him. Which life does he really want?
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Very high level neo noir, the Danes are making best films ...this one qualifies as great CRIME ART CINEMA!!!!!!!!!!!!(Dal Lazlo)Published 5 months ago by dadaloco
Incredibly frightening, ugly, and bloody. I wish I had not seen it.Published 12 months ago by Anonymous viewer
Dark, weird storyline displaying unhealthy behavior after a vehicle accident and accidental meeting. Read morePublished 19 months ago by N. Lester
I`ve been turning to import movies of late, because of all the poor movies Hollywood has been making. Read morePublished on April 10, 2014 by Jay Holder
Not many have seen this taunt study in human frailty, violent unintended consequences, and mystery. A must see worth every penny.Published on December 16, 2011 by Randy Botkin
This was interesting to watch. It's really "just another movie" but it's worth watching if you're a big movie watcher like myself. Read morePublished on October 10, 2010 by Rextrent
Movie arrived in a timely fashion was in perfect condition and played perfectly. Highly recommend buying from this seller at anytime.
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