The Bothersome Man


Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment - even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. Andreas makes an attempt to escape the city, but he discovers there's no way out. Andreas meets Hugo, who has found a crack in a wall in his cellar. Beautiful music streams out from the crack. Maybe it leads to "the other side"? A new plan for escape is hatched.

Director Jens Lien
Runtime 1 h 30 min
Release Date 26 May 2006

A heavily philosophical black comedy. You still with me? OK. Shown in a cold Scandinavian style and slow pace, this might be boring, but it’s all about style and idea. I got it as an allegory to heaven, purgatory and hell, but your experience may vary. Absurdism and existentialism themes remind me of Yorgos Lanthimos. In fact, this is a somewhat lighter version of Lanthimos’ stuff. I like this movie more and more as I think of it.

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