Oscilloscope Laboratories • 1h 44m
Directed by Henrik Ruben Genz • Drama • With Jakob Cedergren, Lene Maria Christensen, Kim Bodnia • 2010 • 104 minutes
Robert Hanson (Jakob Cedergren) is a Copenhagen police officer who, following a nervous breakdown, is transferred to a small provincial town to take on the mysteriously vacated Marshall position and subsequently gets mixed up with a married femme fatale. Robert’s big city temperament makes it impossible for him to fit in, or understand the uncivilized, bizarre behavior displayed by the townspeople. Quickly spiraling downward into an intense fable reminiscent of the Coen Brothers’ BLOOD SIMPLE and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, TERRIBLY HAPPY displays a unique, often macabre vision of the darkest depths to which people will go to achieve a sense of security and belonging.
"A blackly comic thriller, this highly cinematic tale plays with genre in a manner that can be compared with the Coen Brothers or David Lynch." - Variety
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