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Dragonflies

  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • 2001
  • Marius Holst
  • 104 mins
  • 15

Summary

Dragonfly is the story of a couple that wants to get away. They want to spend time together in peace. They want to put something behind them. There is no such place. Someone will always find you. Someday someone will be at your door. Dragonfly is the story of people who collide, after a long time in seperate lanes. Dragonfly is a modern chamber play, a triangle drama and a suspense story. A portrait of love and loyalty.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Adapted from an Ingvar Ambjornsen story by Nikolaj Frobenius (who scripted Erik Skoldbjaerg's Insomnia that was remade in 2002 with Al Pacino), this shoestring Norwegian drama offers a refreshing, rural variation on a well-worn theme. Eddie (Kim Bodnia) is an ex-con whose simply idyll with pregnant lover Maria (Maria Bonnevie) is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of a ghost from his past, an old "friend" (played by Mikael Persbrandt) recently released from jail. But director Marius Holst seems uncertain whether to stage the intruder's quest for revenge and lust for Maria as a psychological drama or a thriller; a dilemma that's exacerbated by his decision to allow the cast to improvise much of the dialogue. It's ambitious and moody, but uncertain of its intensity.

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Credits

Cast

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MariaMaria Bonnevie
EddieKim Bodnia
KullmanMikael Persbrandt
SvenTord Pettersson
ThomasSkarpjordet. Thomas

Crew

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DirectorMarius Holst

Details

Theatrical distributor
Optimum Releasing
Released on
2003-07-04
Languages
English | Norwegian | Swedish | Italian | Danish
Guidance
Contains swearing and drug abuse.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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