Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Watched a movie called Harry Munter last night. Into the top ten it goes! Brilliant offbeat Swedish Harold & Maude vibes. It's about a teen inventor who paints his face blue and walk around on stilts. He's created a machine that makes sine waves and attracts slimy American investors who want to move his family to New York. Meanwhile he makes friends with various lost hearts -- an alcoholic former soccer star, a paranoid who believes she is being followed, an octogenarian who loves to have her back scrubbed in the tub. There's a brilliant sequence near the end in which each character's deepest wishes are fulfilled in Harry's sun-drenched, drug-induced reverie -- kind of reminded me of Hirokazu Kore-eda's After Life. So good! Watch here.