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on 20 August 2015
Sweden is one of those countries that always seem to top the ‘happiness’ index around the world, yet their films and TV show a miserable lot at best and a bunch of murderous maniacs at worst! So we have a dysfunctional family where the daughter rarely sees or talks to her father (although bizarrely he turns up at her flat later on, despite her going AWOL for a few days!). I guess that’s a timeless narrative, but we have the modern twist with two women falling for each other. I won’t go into too much detail, but oddly one of them dumps her fella in the sort of circumstances a Jane Austen heroine might have done!
Yes, the acting is good, and Frida is played by a stunningly attractive actress. She is the female equivalent of a Lothario I guess, but it’s not obvious what she sees in the miserable Mia. The plot fails a few times as noted above, but it’s worth a watch. Unlike many foreign language films the subtitles are very clear but not obtrusive.