Kissed by winter

Kissed by winter

DVD - 2007 | Swedish
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After a horrible accident, guilt-stricken Victoria leaves her husband and flees to the countryside where she starts a new job and soon becomes entangled in an unusual murder investigation, When she is swept into the life of the main suspect and embarks on a passionate affair, she must come to terms with the unthinkable tragedy that has clouded her life.

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maye
Aug 11, 2008

If you like reading sub-titles and sitting through Ingmar Bergman-type flicks then maybe you'll like Kissed by Winter. It's as cold as the icy terrain it cinematically depicts. The audience is left to fill in many of the points the movie either conveniently neglects to make so that we can easily understand what's really going on early - or, saves for later as epilogue, so we don't misunderstand its attempts at Bergman-like explorations of the human condition.
How a strong self-sufficient professional woman like the doctor character in this movie could ever fall for a guy who drives the town's snowplough for a living - even under the burden of guilt she carried of losing a young child due possibly to her own neglect - is beyond credulity, I'm afraid. That seemed somewhat daft, even if you think Ingmar Bergman movies really defined the true Scandinavian soul.
I didn't buy into the love scenario - no matter how many cold & lonely nights the good doctor might have had to endure without her glorified Zamboni driver in her bed to keep her warm.
That she would become so enamoured of him in such a short time as to completely exonerate him in her mind of any wrong-doing in the death of a Muslim youth found in the windrow of his snow-plough - was even more implausible.
The one real note of truth that I did get was the director's social commentary on Norway's current underbelly of social unrest - specifically as it applies to this country's present state-of-mind towards Muslims. These days the word "Muslim" in Norway. is almost a synonym for potential terrorists. And the Muslim father's lament in the story, of the unfair treatment he feels his family was given since emigrating to this barren little town, was a resounding cry for greater understanding. Unfortunately for him, that all seemed to fall on deaf ears, where the good doctor was concerned, as she countered by deflecting any blame away from her lover and onto the very Muslim family itself.

In arriving at too hasty a conclusion in the death of the young Muslim man, it appeared that she had learned nothing from her flight from a previous reality - that of the death of her own son. In that instance too, she had hastily concluded that what her son really needed to overcome his aversion to sports, was mistakenly, sport itself. Had she acted scientifically and not emotionally, like the doctor of medicine she truly was, and used her professional acumen to correctly diagnose the previous problem, most certainly, the child would still be alive, and she certainly wouldn't have found herself in the mess she stumbled into with her countryside lover .

Ah, but then this flick wouldn't be another nordic nightmare posing as reality gone astray and Ingmar Bergman's movie-memory wouldn't have been invoked, so maybe in the end, it all makes sense... in a very Kafkaesque kind of way.

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Aug 11, 2008

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Aug 11, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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