THE BOTHERSOME MAN
Director: Jens Lien
Feature film | NOR | 2006
40th Hof International Film Festival
Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment – even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. The people around him seem cut off from any real emotion and communicate only in superficialities.
The ominous “Caretakers”, who make sure the city runs smoothly, keep an increasing watch over Andreas as they find he doesn‘t fit in. Andreas makes an attempt to escape the city, but he discovers there‘s no way out. Then he meets Hugo who has the same desire as himself. Hugo has found a crack in a wall in his cellar. Beautiful music streams out from the crack. Maybe it leads “to the other side”?