Terribly Happy trailer online
A trailer has arrived online for Terribly Happy (Frygtelig lykkelig), a film from Henrik Ruben Genz which sees a disgraced policeman from the big city flung out to a small town in the middle of nowhere, a town where nothing really happens and when it does it's very strange.
The film has been getting a lot of praise, and it's praise you can hear right here on the Filmstalker's Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009 Audiocast where we talk about the film. Mind you, the trailer does some great speaking for itself, it does look really good.
There's a strong cinematic style through the trailer for Terribly Happy (Frygtelig lykkelig), and the air of mystery throughout it all is hugely intriguing. This is definitely a film to have a look at. Here's the blurb:
The official Danish selection for this year's Academy Awards and winner of 7 Robert Awards (Danish Oscars) including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay, TERRIBLY HAPPY spins a riveting yarn about Robert Hansen (Jakob Cedergren), a Copenhagen police officer who, following a nervous breakdown, is transferred to a small provincial town to take on the mysteriously vacated marshal position and subsequently gets mixed up with a married femme fatale. Robert's big city temperament makes it impossible for him to fit in, or understand the uncivilized, bizarre behavior displayed by the townspeople. Quickly spiraling into an intense fable, director Henrik Ruben Genz displays a unique and sometimes macabre vision of the darkest depths to which people will go to achieve a sense of security and belonging.
You can see the trailer over at Apple Trailers, and you really should, especially if you're fed up of everything that's coming out of Hollywood, then this is real cinema.