(Reconstruction: Linn Sandholm)



Genre: Drama; Starring: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Maria Bonnevie, Kristi Henrickson; Director: Christoffer Boe; Author: Christoffer Boe, Mikkel Nielsen; Runtime (in minutes): 89; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Palm Pictures

There’s something to be said for a drama of illicit love – the chance meeting, the deceptions, the fateful question of where it will all lead – that is tricky enough to present itself as a private, almost voyeuristic film noir. Set in Copenhagen, a city where even the Marriott and the subway tunnels have a sleekly minimalist Scandinavian design, Reconstruction features a supernatural twist that is merely okay, but the film’s mood of fractured anxiety and longing made me eager to see what the director, Christoffer Boe, does next.

Originally posted September 8 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT

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