Åke Sandgren – Fluerne på væggen AKA Flies on the Wall (2005)
“Fluerne på væggen” is the latest release of director Ake Sandgren, who is perhaps best known for giving us the amusing and profound dogma movie “Et Rigtigt Menneske” (2001). This movie purports to be of the political thriller variety which at least in Denmark has been given a new lease of life with last year’s blockbuster success “Kongekabale”.
“Fluerne på væggen” follows the story of My Larsen (Trine Dyrholm), a distinguished director of documentary movies who finds herself in the middle of an identity crisis. My is contacted by an ex, now working as a spin doctor for major political party “Venstre”, who wants her to produce a documentary about “the human face of politics” to promote the party in the coming election. The idea is that My is sent out to cover the political life of a model local council run by Venstre mayor Svend Balder (Lars Brygmann).
Through a variety of maneuvers including the use of hidden cameras and employing her sexuality for personal gain she gradually discovers how all is not as it seems under the professional exterior of the model city council. At the same time however she finds herself being drawn into a personal involvement in the conflict leading to potentially fatal consequences for herself and her acquaintances.
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