Udenrigskorrespondent-en (1983)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Denmark  |  
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At the end of the 1970s, a jaded reporter goes to Haiti to try to get an interview with "Baby Doc" Duvalier, and to El Salvador to film the horrors of guerrilla warfare (including a shot of many skeletons in a field). These extreme situations fail to engage his interest and he spends a lot of time in discos or looking for sex -- his objective is reached when he finds a striking woman (Danish) and initiates a physical relationship with her. When she disappears one day, he goes on what seems to be a fruitless, unending search that mirrors his earlier feeling of "going nowhere." That feeling dominates throughout this existential film. The dialogue was written on a day-by-day basis, producing disconnected events and a murky context.

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boredom, disappearance, investigation, journalism, missing-person, reporter, search, sex