TROUBLED WATER (Erik Poppe, 2008)

Norwegian director Erik Poppe’s De Usynlige—literally, The Invisibles—completes his Oslo trilogy, neither of whose earlier entries, Schpaaa (1998) and Hawaii, Oslo (2004), I have seen. Nor will I ever, given the self-congratulatory cleverness, exploitation of suffering, pseudo-spirituality and slimy decadence of De Usynlige. Hollowly written by Harald Rosenløw-Eeg, this piece of “sensitive” trash won the […]