DVD Reconstruction [DVD] [1900] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 40171),
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Reconstruction [DVD] [1900] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Smitten with a woman he sees on the subway platform, Alex (Nikolaj Lie Kass) impulsively leaves his girlfriend, Simone (Maria Bonnevie) in pursuit of the stranger. Alex and Aimee (also played by Maria Bonnevie) first share a conversation in a bar, and then spend the night together in her hotel room. But there's a hitch: Aimee is married. This beautiful stranger has accompanied her husband, a renowned author (Krister Henriksson), on his book tour to Copenhagen. Suddenly, she is making plans to leave her noncommunicative husband and run away with her new lover. Meanwhile, following his night with Aimee, Alex finds his world turned upside down and inside out. He returns to his apartment to find that it doesn't exist, and neither Simone, nor his friends and family, know who he is. Is this a sign that he should pursue a life with Aimee? Or is the universe simply trying to teach Alex a lesson? This debut feature film from director Christoffer Boe, who also cowrote the screenplay, received the Camera d'Or and the Youth Prize at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PALMD3102

  • Credits
    Nicolaj Lie Kass, Maria Bonnevie, Krister Henriksson, Nicolas Bro, Peter Steen, Ida Dwinger, Malene Schwartz, Helle Fargalid
  • Critic Reviews
    "[S]uave and assured....Beautifully made. Manuel Alberto Claro, the director of photography, turns Copenhagen into a city of glowing shadows occasionally punctured by vivid stabs of color..."
    New York Times

    "[With a] mood of fractured anxiety and longing..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "[A] stylish romance from Denmark that toys with narrative structure like a cat entertaining itself with a lizard, is a rabbit-holey metaphysical mystery."
    Los Angeles Times

    "[A] hip, confident and original piece of cinema....Boe lays down a challenge, and the audience can only rise to meet it."

    "[T]aken as a sophisticated piece of puzzle-making, RECONSTRUCTION offers a lot of pleasure. Movie buffs can enjoy themselves picking up all kinds of nod and influences..."
    Sight and Sound

    "Christoffer Boe confects a stylish romantic puzzler..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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