Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Don't let the title fool you. Next Door is a Norwegian language film, Naboer, with subtitles. It is not in English. You have to read the fine print on the DVD box to discover this!
That said, this a better than average violent psycho-sexual drama with high tension. All the actors (Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie A. Mosli, Julia Schacht -- with an especially demanding role, Anna Bache-Wiig, and Michael Nyqvist) are very good and interesting to look at. The film is well made on several levels, including script and direction by Pål Sletaune -- a director to watch. The music, art direction, and other technical credits are excellent as well.