Marry in haste and repent at leisure. In this clinical and sardonic critique of domestic bliss Dutch newlyweds Sandra and Tako (Maria Kraakman Dragan Bakema) repent pretty quickly. All begins well: they smugly show off their newly decorated flat to friends and family, a whopping great poster print of their big day on the wall. There is the odd flicker of discontent, nothing unusual: she is gym obsessed; he childishly hides his smoking and has a tense relationship with his mum. Director Sander Burger, directing his second feature, is supremely in control, gradually bringing the hostility between them to a simmer in long takes. When she becomes pregnant and shows symptoms of an eating disorder their power struggle boils over into all-out psychological war. Mirthlessly funny, though lacking the complexity of, say, a Haneke.
You may also like