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The Ape [Apan] Review


Excellent
Tantalisingly vague, but packed with witty and sometimes harrowing observations, this artful examination of a very dark soul isn't always easy to watch. But the film's bleak chill is mesmerising.

Krister (Sarri) wakes up in a pool of someone else's blood, then tries to go through his day as if nothing has happened. With his ubiquitous Bluetooth earpiece, he cycles through the city and collects his car from the garage, then heads off to his job as a driving instructor. But his temper soon gets the best of him. He keeps trying to find a sense of balance, but this internal storm of self-loathing, guilt, fear and pain is overwhelming. Even a visit with his mother (Joyce) leaves him shaken.

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Together (Tillsamanns) Review


OK

It's palatable, remarkable and amusing, the completeness with which "Together" captures the carefree spirit of commune life in 1970s Stockholm -- and the cancerous human nature that threatens the hippie bliss.

Within its first few minutes, the film has introduced us to an appealing houseful of unharmonious idealists as they get into a heated argument about the sanitary etiquette of going bottomless to the dinner table and whether or not it's bourgeois to wash up before eating.

Into this scene of clashing alt-culture domesticity walks Goran (Gustaf Hammarsten), the house's peacemaker and emasculated doormat, bringing his suburban housewife sister and her two kids who need a place to stay after leaving her abusive, drunken lout of a husband.

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