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Product Overview

Ulrich Thomsen and Helena Christensen star in this mind-bending exploration of love and memory inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky's classic science-fiction film, Stalker.

Zetterstrom is celebrated Danish pianist who has forsaken human emotion in pursuit of perfection. Upon returning to Copenhagen, he begins to have visions of a former lover - a woman who has been erased from his mind. Struggling to remember his past, Zetterstrom must enter a mysterious part of the city known as "The Zone" to recover his memory and reclaim his life.

Specifications

Studio Kino Video
SKU 205068985
UPC 741952313298
UPC 14 00741952313298
Format DVD
Release Date 10/9/2007
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
Actors
Name Thomsen,Ulrich
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Cast & Crew
Christoffer Boe - Writer
Christoffer Boe - Director
Helena Christensen - Actor
Henning Moritzen - Actor
Jon Lange - Actor
Manuel Alberto Claro - Cinematographer
Mikael Wulff - Writer
Nikolaj Danielsen - Production Designer
Peter Brandt - Editor
Thomas Knak - Original Music By
Tine Grew Pfeiffer - Producer
Ulrich Thomsen - Actor
Awards
Nominee (2006) Sundance Film Festival, Christoffer Boe, Grand Jury Prize - World Cinema - Dramatic
Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review Like its gifted, but emotionally frigid, pianist hero, "Allegro" is filled with technical virtuosity but short on real feeling. Sophomore effort by Danish helmer Christoffer Boe offers a mix of cerebral sci-fi conceits, baroque visual texture and romantic melancholy similar to that in his Cannes kudo-reaping debut, "Reconstruction." Still, pic is remarkably original and reps further evidence of a unique directorial vision...Partly inspired by Jean-Luc Godard's "Alphaville" (as name of Boe's production company suggests), "Allegro" proffers a low-budget, high-concept brand of sci-fi that's heavier on "fi" than "sci." Boe's Zone reps a rich metaphor for how the lovelorn shun places where traumas happened, while the story's arc works through intriguing ideas about the solipsism of talent, memory and pain...As if trying to fill the emotional vacuum, film's surface offers a kaleidoscope of striking imagery, particularly favoring inky nightscapes sliced by strings and pools of light. Lenser Manuel Alberto Claro employs different stocks, including Super-16, DV and 35mm, to signal shifts between separate layers of reality...Subtle visual effects are used to render glinting, rippling trompe l'oeuil walls of the Zone. Production design favors cool neutrals to create atmosphere of cosmopolitan chic. Rest of the tech package is classy.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Leslie Felperin
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Thomsen,Ulrich
Label Koch Lorber Films Llc
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide ...a slily bold and delightfully inventive variation on an age-old theme.
Michael Ferraro, Film Threat An existential masterpiece...one of the most memorable films ever made.
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