Limbo

Dir.: Anna Sofie Hartmann | Germany, Denmark 2014 | 80 min

Limbo. In Western theology synonymous with a residence for petty souls who may not deserve punishment, but neither is worthy to share in the heavenly delights. An Old Testament interpretation one can easily be tempted to use about the location where Anna Sofie Hartmann's debut film 'Limbo' takes place: her own home town, Nakskov. A windswept and godforsaken place, best known for its beet fields and its sugar factory - and not much else. But the title is also an expression of the state of toing and uncertainty, one can be in when in an important transition. For example, when you, as Sara, are about to finish high school and do not know what awaits on the other side. She and her classmates are killing time by, among other things, practicing Sophocles's tragedy 'Antigone' with their new, young teacher, Karen, who have just moved to town. Sara falls in love with Karen, but when she learns that her feelings are not reciprocated, things take a dramatic turn. Anna Sofie Hartmann is a promising young talent who with an anthropologist's cool and aloof gaze portrays life in Nakskov. The result is a quiet drama of Greek proportions - and a film that lingers long after it is over.

Original Title
Limbo
Country
Germany, Denmark
Release Year
2014
Duration
80 min.
Directors
Anna Sofie Hartmann
Producer
Nina Helveg, Ben von Dobeneck
Script
Cast
Annika Nuka Mathiassen, Sofía Nolsøe
Camera
Matilda Mester
Sound
Christian Obermaier
Editor
Sofie Steenberger
Music
Mads Hartmann
Production Company
German Film and Television Academy Berlin
Version
Dialogue: Danish English Subtitles
Tempo
2
Thrills
1
Sighs
6
Laughs
3
Look
2
Food for thought
6