Short Film Review: En forelskelse

Awakening.

Carsten (Allan Hyde) is meeting his girlfriend, Melissa's (Julie Grundtvig-Wester) parents for the first time. They are extremely laid back when it comes to their daughter's first serious relationship and welcome him with open arms. While on a vacation to their family's cabin, Carsten finds himself attracted to Melissa's father. This poses a serious threat to their relationship, and obviously confuses Carsten greatly.

I came across this film while looking through Allan Hyde's filmography. What can I say, I loved his turn as Godric in True Blood. That was the best part of season 2. Anyways, I ended up watching it on Youtube before it was taken down for copyright reasons. (damn) The film accomplished a lot in 38 minutes and was very emotionally driven. Obviously a film like this isn't going to have a happy ending, but it still was very enjoyable (and at times, uncomfortable) to watch.

This Danish film is not available on Netflix or Hulu. I hope that someone breaks Youtube's terms and conditions and uploads it again. So that more people outside of Denmark can see this.

Recommended: Yes

Grade: A

Memorable Quote: "What do you mean by man to man?" - Carsten (Allan Hyde)

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