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Just Another Love Story

Section: Elements of Crime
Directed by: Ole Bornedal




THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FILM OF THE 15th TITANIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


Kærlighed på film
Denmark, 2007

Dir.: Ole Bornedal
The ironically titled Just Another Love Story, a furiously overheated romantic thriller (basically While You Were Sleeping remade as a Scandinavian potboiler) went on to become one of the year’s top local grossers. Crime-scene photographer Jonas is happily married – or so he thinks – to wife Mette, with whom he has two young children. But that’s before they get into a shockingly visceral car accident with the emotionally distraught Julia; Jonas and his family are unharmed, but Julia falls into a coma. The enigmatic beauty introduces an exciting element of mystery and danger into Jonas’ life, and, through a mixture of guilt, good intentions and cowardly passivity, he soon has Julia’s family convinced he’s Sebastian, the boyfriend she met while living abroad in Vietnam…

“In classic noir fashion, Julia turns out to be an unwitting femme fatale, as her troubled relationship with Sebastian comes to the fore in flashbacks to their life in Hanoi. The past begins to seep into the present, and soon the tale is rife with wheelchair-bound stalkers and dead bodies, en route to a climactic standoff. Pic is ably suited by the voluptuous, color-saturated beauty of Dan Laustsen’s widescreen cinematography. Complicated editing scheme, often crosscutting rapidly between parallel lines of action, is deftly handled by Anders Villadsen.” (Justin Chang)





See also:
Boarding Gate The Devil Dared Me To
Em4Jay Eye in the Sky
Flower of Seduction Go in Peace Jamil
JAR CITY A Man’s Job
Suburban Mayhem WWW: What a Wonderful World
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