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Den siste revejakta (2008)

Director:
Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen
COUNTRY
Norway
GENRE
Comedy/Drama
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
The Last Joint Venture
RUNNING TIME
90 minutes
Producer:
Synnøve Hørsdal
Screenwriter (based on a novel by Ingvar Ambjørnsen):
Mette M. Bølstad
Thomas Torjussen


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Carl Kristoffer Joner
Robert Nicolai Cleve Broch
Mogens Thomas Bo Larsen
Betty Emily K. Beck
Glenn Kåre Conradi
Siv Marte Christensen
Arild Gard B. Eidsvold ½
Frank Øyvind Gran ½
Trønder Ole Paul-Otter Haga
Zac Rune Melby
Torill Linn Skåber
Svarten Robert Skjærstad
Stalin Knudsen Bjørn Sundquist

 

Review

Like many films depicting drug (ab)use, Den siste revejakta is a rollercoaster ride of feelgoods and feelbads, even if this is a more easygoing and thematically less ambitious film than the best in the subgenre. What's best about Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen's film is how well it captures the time and lifestyle in question: the clash between the declining pot-smoking hippie-culture and the new superficial yuppies. Oslo is vividly recaptured anno the late 1970s, and Carl and Robert - while archtypical - are well realized by script and actors alike. Particularly Joner manages to make his character come alive authentically.

Rolfsen (Izzat, Bitre blomster) yet again shows that he's got talent; his direction has progression and narrative drive, and his film looks good in an offhand kind of way. Still, it is also this somewhat undiscerning non-chalance which keeps the film from finding its way to our spines as our protagonists arguably feel more than us during these intoxicated ninety minutes. That does not remove the fun and entertainment from the equation, and Den siste revejakta has got lots of this.

Copyright © 24.9.2008 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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