The Bothersome Man (2006)

Den brysomme mannen
Feature Film | Comic Fantasy | Norway/Iceland | Norwegian | 1h35m
Dir: Jens Lien | Scr: Per Schreiner | Ph: John Christian Rosenlund | Prod: Jørgen Storm Rosenberg | Mus: Ginge Anvik | Ed: Vidar Flataukan | PD: Are Sjaastad | Cast: Trond Fausa Aurvåg, Petronella Barker, Per Schaaning, Birgitte Larsen, Johannes Joner, Ellen Horn, Anders T. Andersen

A man struggles to adjust to his new life in a city filled with blandly tasteless food and blandly tasteful furniture, where everyone seems blandly content with their bland lives, in Lien’s enigmatic, blackly comic gem, in which he declares grey, bland, bourgeois modernity to be literally hell on earth. The deadpan Aurvåg brilliantly brings Schreiner’s thoughtfully bonkers script to life, captured in every possible shade of grey by Rosenlund’s eye-catching photography.