Himmelfall (2003)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - Norway  |  
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Gunnar Vikene's dark comedy Himmelfall (Falling Sky) concerns itself with patients and doctors at a mental institution in the days before Christmas. The head psychiatrist (Kim Bodina) is impotent and his wife (Hildegun Riise) is engaged in an affair with a cabbie (Endre Hellestveit). Reidar (Kristoffer Joner) is a patient with a senile mother and a firm belief that a meteor is going to slam into the hospital. He is in love with Juni, another patient whose parents are celebrating the holidays on vacation without her. Complications arise when Juni and the cabbie meet. Falling Sky was screened at the Gothenburg Film Festival.

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doctor, mental-institution, mental-patient