The Bothersome Man
During this weekend I started to sort out my “this-I-should-watch” pile of feature films. That pile is growing all the time. Anyway, I picked up a Norwegian film Den Brysomme Mannen (The Bothersome Man) which was an interesting surprise. Yes, I know it had some nominations and was even awarded some prizes, but you never know.
I am not claiming that it was the best film in the universe – it had some shortcomings – but definitely at least 4 points out of 5. Best thing was that it did not explain everything to the viewer. You can make your own interpretations. Of course, if you like that everything is neatly explained in the end and viewer is not left in the state of confusion, then this is not for you.
Story is (without too many revelations) something like this. A man is left from the bus in the middle of desert, clearly befuddled. He seems disoriented like he would not know who he is and where he is. Only thing in there is a deserted gas stations. Another man picks him up and takes him into a town. There the driver shows him where he lives and where he should start working next day. In his new work he makes acquaintances, even a girl friend. But soon everything seems to feel strange, like out of place.
I will not spoil your fun by revealing anything more.