Just Another Love Story
I’ll be honest with you, this film started out quite weird. I was wondering if I would actually be bothered finishing it – it’s just wasn’t a happening film. Fortunately I decided to stick with it, and it turned out to be the little Danish film that could. What started out as a try hard, slowly paced drama, was soon born into a stylish, psychological thriller.
The main character is Jonas,a police crime photographer, who makes a living taking photos of the dead. His wife is constantly unhappy with her life, forcing Jonas to move the family to a flasher apartment. He’s a good family man is our Jonas, but essentially he is just watching his life rush past. He’s unfulfilled.
But then he is involved in a horrific car crash, and somehow becomes emotionally connected with one of the victims, Julia. Julia is the daughter of a wealthy father and was on her way home to see her family when the crash happened – she had gone on holiday to Cambodia and meet someone. When Jonas visits her in hospital, she in in a coma and her family mistake him for her boyfriend. He impulsively plays along, and over time falls in love with this woman he doesn’t know.
But her abusive boyfriend who wanted to kill her, and the Asian gang who he stole diamonds from, are both about to come back into the picture.
If you can just get past the beginning, Just Another Love Story rewards you a hundread-fold.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read
Release date: March 11th, 2010
Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Rebecka Hemse, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Length (Minutes): 105
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Director: Bornedal, Ole