A tragic story about Anna who dreams of one thing only: making it as an actress. She moves from Sweden to Copenhagen to pursue her dream. But fate has something else in store for her. Though she struggles to give her 4 month old daughter a good start in life, she ultimately fails to unite her dream of acting with a safe and loving environment for her child, culminating in a desperate act that has fatal consequences for Anna and her daughter.
The talent in this film is there for everyone to see. Noomi Rapace is excellent in the lead role and a lot of big names in Denmark signed up to do small parts in this film (Sofie Grabøl, Trine Dyrholm, Dejan Cukic, Jens Albinus, Stine Stengade, etc...). The problem is that the film does 2 things, both of which reminded me of Showgirls. Firstly it is a downer of a film. Aside from watching the good performances, there is little here that will make a positive impression. Secondly there is copious amounts of nudity, where nudity simply isn't required.
My overall impression is that the director and editor are both novices who got lucky with landing Noomi Rapace. It is…
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A hard-to-see movie about a woman who lives in the dilemma between being a mother and an actress at the same time.
I was surprised by the monologues where you do not know what is real or just acting, and it gets even better with the excellent performance of Noomi Rapace.
But over the course of the film you get tired a bit, with the excess of drama and nude scenes. I do not bother to see nudity but in some parts it's just pointless.