Detroit Film Theatre


THE BOTHERSOME MAN

Thursday, November 29, 2007

9:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

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(Norway—2006—directed by Jens Lien)

Forty-year-old Andreas (Trond Fausa Aurvåg) arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He’s soon given a new house and an accounting job, and even meets a beautiful woman who quickly grows very attracted to him. But a small series of compounding mysteries – like the fact that food has no taste – begin to convince our uneasy hero that something is very much wrong with all of this. And when at last he simply attempts to leave the city – but finds he’s unable to – Andreas’s paranoia reaches an alarmingly spectacular pinnacle. Funny, disturbing, and tough to shake off, The Bothersome Man suggests a really good Twilight Zone episode by way of Franz Kafka, at times reaching the heady surrealism of a live-action Looney Tune. Winner, Best Picture, Hamptons Film Festival. In Norwegian with English subtitles. (95 min.)

“A fresh and absorbing pitch-black comedy with distinctive visual flair and mordant wit.” -Reece Pendleton, Chicago Reader

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