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Sunday, October 16th, 2011

HAPPY HAPPY

Set in the middle of winter in the middle of nowhere in the middle of Norway this very cold ‘comedy’ is about two couples  bored with each other and they try a bit of wife swapping to liven things up.  Well, it’s not exactly like that as one of the husbands hits on the other man, but when rejected has to make do with the other wife instead.  Two other memorable things : for some unexplained reason one couple has adopted an african child who looks even darker in this landscape, and secondly they eat moose meat at every meal which I guess makes sense.
An interested well constructed movie but I’m not sure if it’s the fact that you don’t really get to like any of the rather annoying characters, or just the fact that there is all that snow, but this was not a very engaging film
Originally titled ‘ Sykt Lykkwlig’ in Norwegian, so maybe something was lost in translation cos it certainly was not ‘Happy Happy’. 
P.S. It subsequently won the Grand Jury Prize for Best World Drama, at SUNDANCE, so I could be in a majority of one this time.  Somehow I think not.

★★★★


Posted by queerguru  at  19:16

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