Synopsis by Nathan Southern
In this ensemble comedy that is set in Norway and recalls Robert Altman's Short Cuts, the lives of numerous dysfunctional characters intertwine. As the joyous and expectant Maria prepares for her second child, her husband, Erik, squanders his time and money and takes up with other women. Meanwhile, Erik's mother, the dotty Gunvor, attempts to steal some produce from a local merchant, Jesus, who promptly catches her and kicks her out of his market. This scarcely matters, however, for Gunvor has a lucrative side racket illegally selling recreational drugs for Erik and Maria's babysitter, Elin. As all of this unfolds, Iris, a young woman in another section of town, grapples with her own unreturned affections from a local cop aptly named Odd, who has a taste for trampoline-jumping. Mona J. Hoel directs.