Written by: Michael Den Boer on January 12th, 2017
Theatrical Release Date: Denmark, 2017
Production Company: Last Exit Productions
Approximate running time: 83 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Language: Danish / English / Turkish with English Subtitles
Director: David Noel Bourke
Writer: David Noel Bourke
Cinematographers: Rasmus Leo Hansen, Nikolaj Lindblad
Composers: Anders Søndergaard Dahl, Tsvetan Nastev
Cast: Mikkel Vadsholt, Brian Hjulmann, Siir Tilif, Mia Lerdam, Kira Nielsen,Hanna Elisa O. Arge, Pejman Khorsand-Jamal
Synopsis: A middle age loner named Jens who has spent his life avoiding conflict is forced out of his comfort zone.
Bakerman is a well-constructed psychological drama that features a fragile protagonist who by the end the film grows substantially. The film features a meticulously laid out narrative that is reinforced by a well-defined protagonist. Pacing is never an issue as key moments are given an ample amount of time to fully resonate.
Another strength of this film’s narrative are the calm moments of reflection between and after the violent outbursts. Thematically this film deals with themes that anyone can universally connect with. Thus, making this film’s moment of truth all the more portent.
From a production stand point, there are no area’s where this film is lacking. The direction is rock solid and then it comes to the visuals they do a superb job maintaining the mood. And not to be overlooked is Mikkel Vadsholt’s remarkable performance in the role of this film’s protagonist Jen’s.
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