Material success has warped the lives of two men who chased after that goal in this partially experimental film on a failed legacy. Atle (Svein Sturla Hungnes) is a psychiatrist and a professor, and Eigil (Knut Husebo) works in the theater, and although both have arrived at exactly the status they always wanted, they are unhappy. The world they have bequeathed to their now-grown children is rampant with unemployment, drugs, and depressed humanity in general. Materialistic pursuits are not so easily counter-acted, and as this extravagant, pretentious, gross, very long, box-office winner in Norway tells its viewers, the answers adopted by Atle, Eigil and others like them (booze and climbing higher up the ladder to a "safer" position above everyone else) are a part of the problem.
~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
- Svein Sturla Hungnes, Knut Husebö, (more)