Monday, January 11, 2010

O'Horten (2007)

Director: Bent Hamer
Sony DVD

This is a "deliberately paced" character study about a Norwegian train conductor who, on the last day before retirement, misses work and wanders around. This is a man who lived his life by train schedules and is now figuring out what to do with time that is his own. There are a few touching moments as Horten tries to connect with people (obviously something new to him) and it has a dry sense of humor. It's really a pretty simple affair, but it was nice to see a film whose main characters are of retired age.


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