Set in Norway, Kaja and Sigve welcome their new neighbours – an exciting, professional couple from the city, with their adopted African son. Kaja is very excited for company and sees Elisabeth and Eirik as a perfect, exotic pair. But she soon discovers the problems that lie underneath. Their relationship problems force Kaja to face the problems within her own family, particularly her relationship with Sigve. But far from helping her to get resolve, the new couple add another layer of confusion and complexity to their lives.
I’m always on the look out for rom coms with a difference and this film is quite the gem. The characters are complex (even Kaja who looks like she’s simplistically happy) but are very real at the same time. The acting is terrific, and the story difficult to break from. The setting and the closeness of the two couples makes you feel slightly claustrophobic, so you do hope for closure and escape.
It’s not overly light or funny, but it does provide good entertainment, a solid story, and definitely worth a look.