In 1960’s Oslo, young adolescent Otto is not the most popular of boys. Enters the mysterious Frank, a strange young man with a shadowy past and an attitude that will have an influence on his life.
There was some misleading advertisement campaign, when it came out, comparing it to Lasse Halstrom’s My life as a dog. It is far more darker in tone than the later. With the actions and reactions of the protagonists, it has compelling ways of showing real life like a strange affair, slowly building a climax of discomfort around this young boy summer of awakening where some things take shape and other matters are left unexplained.
Marius Holst film is an enthralling drama.
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