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Sweden 2019
produced by
Andrew Thompson, Jenny Johansson, Markus Castro, Roger Hynne (executive), David Karcenti (executive), Malte Forssell (executive) for Castro Film
directed by Markus Castro
starring Adel Darwish, Nathalie Williamsdotter, Ahmad Fadel, Wafai Laila, Nasreen Aljanabi Larsson, Vera Larsson, Lena B. Eriksson, Elias Palin, Sara Sommerfeld, Roger Hynne, Patrick Saxe, Johan Lindqvist, Martin Schauermann, Joonas Vartianen, Amanda Marlon, Martin Melin, Fredric Hasselbom, Marley Norstad
written by Markus Castro, music by Ehsan Kalantarpour, Ida Sundqvist

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Monir (Adel Darwish) arrives in Sweden in the summer of 2015 as a Syrian refugee, where he, with a group of other asylum seekers, is given abode in a cabin deep in the woods - woods that are totally foreign (even in concept) to him in a land whose customs neither he nor his fellow refugees understand. And Monir suffering from PTSD doesn't make things easier. However, while he first feared the surrounding forests, he soon comes to appreciate them, as well as nature as such, and often goes exploring for days on end, much to the dismay of Farid (Ahmad Fadel), who's somewhat of a substitute fathr to him. During one of his strolls through the woods, he stumbles upon lovely Moa (Nathalie Williamsdotter), and makes it a habit to watch her from afar - and it's not long before he spots her skinnydipping, but is then caught by her masturbating to the sight. Eventually, they cross paths for real, and she confesses to him that she long has set her sights on him. And while in the woods, they become a couple, have adventures together, have sex ... but it's as soon as they leave the woods that the problems begin, as he's still waiting for his residence permit that's all but sealed, while Moa's mother (Lena B. Eriksson) has xenophobic tendencies, which is why Moa doesn't want to introduce Monir to her, much to Monir's dismay, and Moa also has an ex-boyfriend (Elias Palin) who doesn't respond well to her rejection - all of which culminates to a sitiuation so explosive it has to blow up eventually ...


One of the most compelling films about immigration and the resulting culture clash - because despite being rooted in real historical events, this film does anything but trying to deliver its message with a sledge hammer, instead brings it across via beautiful metaphors, metaphors that make perfect use of the rather impressive forest backdrops most of the film is set in. Also the film takes its time to explore and present its characters as individuals rather than just stand-ins for propaganda, with very able actors filming their roles. And a cinematic language that manages to capture the wonders of nature but moves dynamic enough to keep things going visually really is the final piece of the puzzle to make this a rather great movie.


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