Novel stealing horses: Where nature is green

Hans Petter Moland has to steal the novel, "horses", with Stellan Skarsgard filmed. it is full of characters, who can live with their traumas. with yourself

Novel stealing horses: Where nature is green

Hans Petter Moland has to steal the novel, "horses", with Stellan Skarsgard filmed. it is full of characters, who can live with their traumas.

with yourself: Trond (Stellan Skarsgard) photo: MFA

a tree, a Norwegian pine, for example, is older than the man, falls to you. The pine tree stands for decades, undeterred in the forest and grows. The man, however, is only short on-the-spot, examined this wooden Statue and goes for an axe.

Tronds father (Tobias Santelmann) is one of them: In the long Scandinavian summer, he refers always to a small hut in the middle of the forest and cut trees, to give the nearby river. Because down the river in Sweden, there you can sell the trunks. "Rough grazing" is the technique used in Sweden and Norway in the 50s during the transport of timber, the water power was used.

Hans Petter Mollands adaptation of Pettersons 2006 published novel "stealing horses" is Trond (Stellan Skarsgård) in the past: of The now over 60-Year-old remembers the pastures, when he visited in the Winter of 1999, the small village in which he saw his father about 50 years before, for the last Time.

He still remembers a lot more. How the twin brother of a neighbor boy died. As a mother and sought solace. As in the case of the then 15-Year-old picked up a first love, and rudely was deleted. What a loss, a Trauma was. How he had to suffer later, as an adult, painful losses. And the fact that his father taught him that you can regulate the intensity of the pain itself.

"stealing horses". Director: Hans Petter Moland. With Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, inter alia, Norway/Sweden/Denmark 2019, 122 Min.

The with of the pain-regulation works better than expected. In Mollands Film, it is full of silent, whimsical figures that have learned to live with trauma: Trond himself the solitude of the Norwegian forests is looking for the short previous fatal accident of his wife and wants to get to the turn of the Millennium alone, full run, "to go to sleep so deeply as to be without the dead". The neighbor, Lars (Bjørn Floberg), in the Trond, a former neighbor boy recognizes his fate once both brought together. And Lars’ mother (Danica Curcic), their experience is actually to horrible to live.

At four different time levels, users will in the novel, similar to above, tells of the Action and psychological Thriller specialist Molland this silent story of the suffering and passion – and of trees.

again Wsbets and again, the camera detects Parallels between man and nature, and moves quietly into the image

the permanent rushing pines do not let a cold, that "stealing horses" is not a large-scale, cheesy love film has become, in the elements and sentiments on the Slimmest to be linked in (and the Sex of the lightning strikes), is mainly due to Mollands restraint and respect – and outstanding camera. It comes from Thomas Hardmeier and Rasmus Videbæk and was at this year's Berlinale, in the competition "horses" ran steal, with a Silver bear for "outstanding artistic achievement" award.

again and again, the camera detects Parallels between man and nature, and it focuses on unobtrusive, yet highly visible to the image: If the helper*free inside the trees from the bark, you to "remove the skin" – and exactly in this moment a new love drives the young Trond meanwhile, adolescent skin. Or when Trond and his father in the Storm in front of the hut, naked Handstand, and a bit of the bare, straight stems around you resemble.

That Trond is trying to unravel a tree pile in the middle of the river, as the Mikado, is also a beautiful Symbol of the power of nature, not to joke with the actually is, because every one of the giant Mikado sticks can be a potentially deadly strain. The (wild) horses, which gave the Film its deeper friendship-sounding names, are eh for the Unpredictable Flora and Fauna.

nature plays a major role in this Film, but on a very unhollywoodeske way: it is simply green. She is not to blame for accidents and deaths on lies and disappointments. Drama, the Situation is treated only by the people. And Lars’ father, the famous Norwegian actor Pål Sverre Hagen in interpreted a supporting role as a bent, tense man, at some point the Heaviness of such a tree trunk feel.

It is, fortunately, Stellan Skarsgårds pleasant and recognizable voice, the Molland from the Off leaves a lot to be explain to explain to have to leave – because of a weakness of the poetic film lies in the many stories, times, and persons of action, which will only be maintained laboriously by Skarsgårds Off-comment.

Some of it falls under the table, or rather down the stream – about the political implications of Tronds father, the resistance fighters helped against the Nazis, and a resulting treachery that is quickly and almost monosyllabic dealt with. Molland clothes, the political component of the drama is only in a sequence and then focuses back on the emotional development of its protagonist, he is accompanied deep into puberty (and thus, in the first suit) into it.

In Pettersons novel of the German occupation of Norway plays a far stronger role – the main part plays in 1948, three years after the end of the Second world war, in a society that experienced even in the most remote part of Norway, the Grey, and suffered. Also, the character carousel of the novel is extensive.

Tronds family in the Film, only in a few flashbacks-mentioned wife, his children, the Molland almost completely reduced, are in the book a lot more present. This award-winning mammoth drive to adopt is complex, and to a maximum of two hours of the limited movie have to make concessions.

in Addition, the cinema adaptation in spite of the great visual power, and even in this Form, clearly visible literary quality of the template is also something Classic, maybe even old-Fashioned. Because Mollands Film moves in the well-known Narrative of the older man, reflecting on his past life, while his present is at a standstill. The observation of the French writer Annie Ernaux about the age changing Tempos fit in with the theme of "stealing horses": in the past, as a young man, it was too fast for the world. Now the world is too fast for you.

Date Of Update: 20 November 2019, 18:00

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