Here I am, commiting to something that is (hopefully) permanent… Every Thursday I will be posting a list of movie recommentations following the topics by the creator of this series, Wandering Through the Shelves. This week’s topic, as seen from the title, is movies in the Scandinavian language and not going to lie, I’m pretty sure I’ve only seen a few so I’m listing most of them here.
Based on cases of real bullying, this movie tells a story of a street gang that bullied kids in Gothenberg, Sweden throughout two years. I remember seeing this during a Film Festival years ago, and I still remember how trained I felt aterwards.
Alright, so I’m walking a thin line here (Finnish is sort of Scandinavian though), but this Finnish movie about a family man, who decides to earn extra money to provide for his family by selling himself and his services is memorable for many reasons.
Another movie I saw during a Film Festival, and this one will probably stay with me for years as well. The question of right and wrong from a perspective of a father and a commander, is the main theme of this movie. It was amazing, and the lead actor, who looks like Joshua Jackson, was great! It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.