Last night I saw another great movie from the Dutch director Anders Thomas Jensen. After Adam’s Apples, (I wrote about it here) which I found simply surprising, this time we have Flickering Lights, made in 2000.
It tells the story of 4 gangsters from Copenhagen who steal a bag full of money and try to run to Barcelona and live a nice and quiet life, with no police or mafia on their tracks. They stop in the woods, in an abandoned house, to hide, but they realize they like it so much and they decide to stay and build a restaurant.
The film has the same ironical and satirical way of presenting the facts as all Jansen’s movies do. You just can’t help yourself from laughing even if the story shows murders, people with ruined childhoods and life dramas.