March 6th, 2009

Cute overload

Far North

Set in and around tundra, ice floes and mountains, 'Far North' is bright and dark and spare and cold. My google-fu suggested that it would be better to go into it without knowing what to expect and I would certainly agree, but then again I always feel like that, so I'm not sure how general this recommendation would be. The plot is fairly slight, so I suspect the film would feel a little slow if you knew too much about where it was going. On the other hand, (if it's not too much of a spoiler) there's no shocking plot twist, and it's very much more about the journey than the destination.

Given my uncertainty, perhaps it's best that I describe some elements of the film in a truthful but misleading fashion; that should provide the best (and/or worst) of both worlds. So, 'Far North' features:
  • A cute girl with a gun
  • Sex
  • Seal stalking
  • Violence
  • Attractive women sleeping with each other
  • Blood
  • Husky dragging
  • Guts
  • Knife-crime
  • Cookery
  • Full facial snow-balling
  • Aurora Borealis
  • A naked Sean Bean
  • Some of the most explicit on-screen scrimshawing you're ever likely to see
In summary: recommended.
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