Institute History

  • 2007 Sundance Film Festival


Christoffer Boe's delirious psychological drama is an adept deconstruction of modern self-absorption and a trenchant commentary on the supposed utopia of readily available digital technologies in the modern media atmosphere.

The plot is straightforward: actor Nicolas Bro asks friend and director Boe for help with a documentary about his strained relationship with his girlfriend, Lene. Boe lends Nicolas a digital camera, along with the offhand advice to film everything he can. Nicolas takes this advice absolutely literally, exacerbating his domestic troubles with the intrusive camera until Lene walks out on him for good. Friends and acquaintances also evacuate the sweep of his omnipresent lens. The fragile, egomaniacal actor, fixated on fictionalizing his quest to win Lene back, slides into career ruin and psychological disintegration with shocking consequences.

Bro adroitly portrays Nicolas's decline in a terrific feat of self-parody as Boe explicitly (and cagily) interrogates the vapidity of a DIY media culture that raises egocentrism to a supposed "art."

— Shannon Kelley

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