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Copenhagen. The new Danish drama film “The Taste of Hunger” by director Christoffer Boe receives mixed reviews.
The film, which premieres Thursday, is being called everything from “a flat feeling” and “self-tasting” to “seductive” and “touching”.
In the film, you meet the couple Maggie (Katrine Greis-Rosenthal) and Carsten (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), who on paper have everything: Beautiful children, a fancy apartment in inner Copenhagen, a holiday home in Sweden and a gourmet restaurant. They only need one Michelin star.
In the middle of the couple’s hunt for the Michelin star, a letter pops up in the restaurant that changes everything: “Your wife loves someone else,” it says, and then the drama begins.
According to Berlingske’s reviewer, Christoffer Boe tells “a relatively banal story about a relationship in crisis”.
– But it is the spiders deliciously served, the reviewer writes and acknowledges with four out of six stars.
Conversely, Filmmagasinet Ekkos’ reviewer believes that the story is an “exquisite love drama”.
– “The taste of hunger” is beautiful and seductive, but also a holistic narrative that speaks as much to the stomach as to the brain and heart, writes the reviewer, who gives five out of six stars.
Ekstra Bladet’s reviewer believes that the film is too tasty, and it never succeeds in getting involved in it.
– Is this the film’s answer to a gourmet menu, then I would damn rather have a hot dog, writes the reviewer, who gives the film two out of six stars.
Although the reviewers disagree on whether the film’s plot works or not, most of the major dailies’ reviewers agree that the play is top notch.
– The actors deliver excellent performances across the board. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is good as the gourmet chef Carsten, who in the hunt for his Michelin star often forgets to be a proper human being, writes BT’s reviewer, who gives the film three out of six stars.
Politiken’s reviewer also praises Katrine Greis-Rosenthal for making the character Maggie appear as ten different women and as a single character at the same time.
The newspaper’s reviewer acknowledges with five out of six stars.
– You are disoriented, moved and visually seduced when you step out of the hall, writes Politiken’s reviewer.
“The taste of hunger” can be seen in the country’s cinemas from Thursday.
/ ritzau /
Source: www.berlingske.dk by www.berlingske.dk.
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