aka Pionér
First screened in October 2013
Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg. Cast: Aksel Hennie, André Eriksen, Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang, Jørgen Langhelle, Ane Dahl Trop, Endre Hellestveit, Jonathan LaPaglia, Stephanie Sigman, Eirik Stubø, David A. Jørgensen, Robin Hayes. Screenplay: Erik Skjoldbjærg, Nikolaj Frobenius, Hans Gunnarsson, Cathinka Nicolaysen, and Kathrine Valen.

Twitter Capsule: A tense experience, but better at showpiece scene construction than storytelling. Psychical and political agendas compete.

VOR:   Unusual slice of history helps make the film distinctive, even as I wished for denser temporal and political context. Akin to Boyle's Sunshine. An odd mélange, but it isn't predictable.

Photo © 2013 Magnolia Pictures/Pandora Filmproduktion

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Chicago International Film Festival: Best Cinematography (Jallo Faber)

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