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While trying to start a Worm Farm, Jonny (played by Norwegian star Aksel Hennie) tries to cope with bad lucks that might be more than the result of accidents and could be linked to some of his some time immature behavior.

With its succession of sympathetic characters, weird happenings, witty humor and 70’s film feeling (the way its shot on location with a natural look and the various strange changes of pace),  Jonny Vang ultimately offers more than what its premise seems to propose.

Lien’s follow up, The Bothersome Man (Den brysomme mannen , 2006) is such a departure from this one, that it’s refreshing to see the work of a filmmaker able to succeed within different genres. A refine little gem.

 

See the whole list of 10 : https://cinetalk.net/2016/03/14/10-contemporary-films-from-norway

 

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