An addict is on his last days of rehab, and has been sober for a long while. The treatment has not changed his life one bit, which is the premise of this movie. A film about hopelessness, inevitability and false happiness. A film about individuality as well as society. A film that depicts that the hole that we fall into sometimes is too high to climb out of. A film about lost feelings, sustained by drugs. The best Norwegian film to date.
The outbreak of modern acting. Stretching from the melancholian performances directly from the Broadway stage, to the bad boy, cold-shouldered appearance and attitude of Marlon Brando. The movie was rewarded with 4 Oscars, 3 of them for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. Marlon Brando was only nominated for maybe history's most important role. A movie balancing on the edge of a knife that cuts film noir right open. Entertaining, awe-inspiring and important.