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To cut a novel of over 600 pages down to a feature film in under two hours requires of course a part of opt-outs. And what in the end is most important, after all, is not how the movie is compared to the book, but how the film works as an independent story, even without reading the book first.
And that has the premiereaktuelle 'the Exception' - directed by Jesper W. Nielsen, who was last on the track in 2016 with 'a day' of the boys from Godhavn - unfortunately a lot of problems. One of them is that the author, Christian Jungersen in the book in an unusually compelling way using changing points of view. A grip, which the film omits, and thereby loses a significant point on the floor.
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the Story runs in two primary tracks: The first one is about bullying in a workplace. And not just any workplace, but the fictional Danish Center for Information on Genocide, where we follow four well-trained, basic humanistic-minded women. Hence is no guarantee that spydighederne and infighting not break out in a flame of fire, as the newly hired librarian Anne-Lise (Sidse Babett Knudsen) can be frozen out of the three other women in the office, Iben (Danica Curcic), Malene (Amanda Collins) and Camilla (Lene Maria Kristensen). The four women have so also every their to contend with on the inner level.
at the same time to the internal strife escalates into the absurd, without the poor chef (Olaf Johannessen) manages to pour oil on the waters, there is also a regular spændingsspor with threads back to the yugoslav civil war, involving blackmail, hacking and regular murder.
Reviews - 12. mar. 2020 - pm. 06:43 5 stars: Amazing Sidse Babett
to bind the two tracks together, then inlaid a scientific layer in the form of some articles authored by Iben under the heading of 'Evil psychology', which I suppose is both the film and the book's real errand. In addition, of course, that would entertain.
The central thesis is that our identity and perception of reality is not fixed size, but allow themselves to shaping by the environment and the events we are exposed to. To actions create attitudes and not vice versa. Evil is not an innate characteristic. For example, it is, therefore, a peaceful family man during a civil war can evolve to a seemingly unscrupulous toturbøddel. Or that a female office worker can transform into a cold-blooded killer.
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It's a quite interesting way of thinking, which unfortunately is not resolved very convincing in the film. It is certainly not the four dominant female actors ' sakes, they do it all really well. And the photographer Erik Zappon get the best out of Aarhus, where the film is shot just as Henrik Lindstrands score is an extremely stemningsskabende pleasure. Situation is due, first and foremost, Christian Torpes (as in the previous bl.a. have been behind the tv-series 'Rita' and 'Peace for land') script, which works both forced, stridently and strongly constructed.
We simply do not have to get close enough to the protagonists to understand their shapes and strange patterns, which therefore appears strange postulated and the thrillerelementerne works tremendously adhesive. And whether it is screenwriter or director who has got the idea to visualize some of the women's inner demons (a børnesoldat from Africa and a war criminal from the former Yugoslavia) , I will not make me wise on. But the effect is both bombastic and clumsy - without really doing anything for the story itself, or our perception of it.
There is, in other words both good beats and thoughts behind the 'Exception' - and the technical side is impeccable - but unfortunately drops the finished result more and more from each other, the longer we get into the story, so when you reach to the final detection, is unfortunately become quite indifferent.
Perhaps the voluminous novel with the many sidings had suited itself better to a tv series?
Medv.: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Danica Curcic, Lene Maria Christensen, Amanda, Collin, ft.fl.