Reconstruction (2004) 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… 2004-09-10 Unrated PT89M Drama Nikolaj Lie Kaas Maria Bonnevie Kristi Henrickson Palm Pictures
Movie Review

Reconstruction (2004)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Reconstruction | MMM... DANISH Coping with a moody Copenhagen through adultery
Image credit: Reconstruction: Linn Sandholm
MMM... DANISH Coping with a moody Copenhagen through adultery
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Sep 10, 2004; Rated: Unrated; Length: 89 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Maria Bonnevie; 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 Sep 08, 2004 Published in issue #784 Sep 17, 2004 Order article reprints