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Lars, a young Danish artist who once enjoyed international acclaim, has painter’s block, and is fast becoming a has-been. His past inspiration had come from a terrible accident, but now that the shock and trauma have healed, he has sunk into mediocrity. His worried art dealer finds him a job as an art teacher in an affluent high school in the Canadian wilderness, where Lars also becomes a minder to the gentle but simpleton giant, Eddie. The school’s wealth depends on keeping Eddie out of an institution, but he has a dark secret: highly destructive for some, highly lucrative for others, specifically Lars, the school and a conniving art market.

Spanish director Boris Rodriguez masters with brio the art of horror comedy in this hilarious film that spoofs on issues rarely dealt with in contemporary genre cinema: psychoanalytical theory linking art to suffering; art and morality; the greed of the art market. Rodriguez’s filmography includes Havana Kids (1996), Night Kiss (2000) and Perfect (2004).


Country: Danemark, Canada

Year: 2011

Duration: 1hr 23

Version: English, with French subtitles

Rating: 16+

Cast & Credits

Director: Boris Rodriguez

Producer: Michael A. Dobbin, Ronnie Fridthjof

Screenplay: Boris Rodriguez

Cinematography: Philipe Kress

Editing: Sara Bøgh Jensen

Music: David Burns

Cast: Thure Lindhardt, Georgina Reilly, Dylan Smith