Time Out says
What’s it all about, Boe? Actually, you probably won’t have a clue by the film’s end, but don’t let that bother you too much, because the Danish director’s taut and tortuous script (co-written with Mogens Rukov) – a mix of noir suspense, twisted romance and enigmatic musings on love, desire, dreams, life, art, suffering, storytelling etc – still makes for engrossing entertainment. He’s helped by vivid performances (with Bonneville somehow transcending various male-fantasy clichés, especially those written into Simone’s character) and by Manuel Alberto Caro’s marvellously moody cinematography, which turns the Danish capital into a magical, if faintly unsettling, city of the mind. Yes, it’s all a bit tricksy, flashy even, but it’s never less than intelligent fun, and the bracing boldness, however insistent, surely warrants praise.
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