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.
My first experience with Danish filmmaker Simon Staho was not good. I said that his film Warriors of Love (made after Daisy Diamond) 'consists of 93 of the most pretentious, ponderous, minutes of cinema I’ve ever sat through.' However, that wasn't enough to put me off seeing what I heard was a barnstorming performance from Noomi Rapace , who rose to international fame as Lisbeth Salander in the Millennium trilogy.
Daisy Diamond is a tough, tough watch, as uncompromisingly bleak a film as I have ever seen. From its bare visual style, to its confrontational depictions of sex and nudity to its parade of utterly unsympathetic characters, the film offers absolutely no respite from the emotional brutality that defines it.…
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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.