Thursday, April 14, 2005

Nói albínói

Nói albínói (2003)

Nói albínói , or Noah the albino, is the story of the boy who doesn’t fit. As a genius in disguise and truanting drop-out from an Icelandic village, he dreams of finding acceptance with the girl from the filling station. He drifts through life, meeting some wonderful characters like the book-shop owner with whom he plays mastermind, his eccentric, shotgun-firing grandmother, delinquent father and troubled schoolteacher.

In the winter, the village is completely cut off from the outside world, encircled by terrifying mountains under a thick layer of snow, compounding his feeling of isolation from the world and the rest of society. Noi dreams of somehow escaping from his white prison with the girl from the garage.

Noi is a wonderful lead who captures the heart of the viewer. He wants to be successful and happy; he has the ability but has difficulty leading a normal life. His drunken father is a constant reminder to him of where the wrong choices can lead. The film is filled with beautiful visuals, charming tragicomedy and an unexpected ending. The sound-track reason enough to watch it, fitting perfectly with the bleak white terrain. Well worth a watch with a few warm blankets

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