Childhood friends Erik and Phillip are aspiring writers. They both send their work to a publisher. but in the end. only Phillip is successful. He gains critical success. but as the media attention becomes too excessive and his obsession with his girlfriend Kari gets out of control. he checks himself into a mental hospital. The film begins as Erik and Phillip send their writings to the publisher. but the main story of the film unfolds after Phillip is re leased from the mental institute. This film gives us a glimpse into the culture and lifestyle of Norwegian youths through
the story of Erik and Phillip. and the story of their friends. The visuals in this film may seem too experimental. but are generally interesting and fresh. A variety of experimental forms such as the voice-over reminiscent of Francois Truffauf’s Jules el Jim. black and white screen, flash backs, freeze shots, and animation and quick-tempo editing are featured in a single sequence. In particular, the editing method of repeatedly showing different spaces during a conversation effectively portrays Phillip’s unstable mental slate. After a cheerful chat with Erik. Phillip sits facing Kari and starts a countdown as he always does when he desperately wants something. Four. three. two. one. zero With Phillip’s countdown. the film ends suggesting new hope for the characters.
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