Synopsis by Mark Deming
A man trying to breathe new life into his career attempts to do the same with his relationship with his son in this drama from Denmark. Born and raised in Copenhagen, Roland (Baard Owe) was a hard-drinking aspiring theatrical director who left his family behind when he moved to Germany in search of work. Years later, he's come back home to direct a production for a local theater company, and in many ways he seems a changed man -- thoughtful, focused, and with a firm control of his appetites. Needing a place to stay in Copenhagen, Roland contacts his son Jakob (Carsten Bjornlund) and asks if he can use his spare room; Jakob, who hasn't heard from his father in years, turns him down and Roland rents a flat instead. Catching a glimpse of Jakob with his wife and children, Roland becomes determined to win back his son's affection, and when Jakob sees his father is dating a local woman, Kirsten (Hanne Hedelund), and is determined to make a fresh start in Copenhagen, he begins reaching out to his dad again. Comeback was the first feature film from writer and director Ulrik Wivel.
father, son, theater, theater-troupe