A twisted comedy by Boris Rodriguez
Colour, English, 83 minutes, Region 1
|Lars Olaafsen (Thure Lindhardt), once a young celebrity in the art world is slipping away fast into the land of has-beens. Ronny (Stephen McHattie), his long-time art dealer wants his meal ticket back but Lars refuses to paint. His creativity comes at too high a cost. His inspiration is carnage, blood, guts and limbs and he's vowed to never go down that dark road again. An overly eager Ronny arranges a job for Lars teaching art in a small town. It's a therapeutic measure a means to conquer his need to paint while in the safety of a country retreat. Despite the odd assortment of local eccentrics (and a couple of hostile teachers) things look promising overall for Lars at his new job. That is, until he meets 30-year-old Eddie (Dylan Smith), a brawny mute who attends the school and harbours a dark and sordid secret of his own.
*Black Tulip Award 2012 – Amsterdam, Tribeca Film Festival 2012, Edinburgh Int’l Film Festival 2012, Karlovy Vary Int’l Film Festival 2012, Fantasia Film Festival 2012