: Agnes Kittelsen, Ellen Birgitte Winther, Jan Gunnar Røise, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Sara Khorami, Kyrre Hellum, Torbjørn Harr
February 25 2022
«Soul on the Table: “Full Coverage” is a very conceptual comedy.»
The steel block accommodates meetings, assignments, grandmothers and electricity providers. And behind all the so-called “work”: an underworld of hidden volumes, locked notes, ambitious diet plans, nightly scribbles, pornography, the occasional lie of life.
“Full Coverage” is based on human flaw, mobile, and what the hell happens when content is revealed in a multiplayer game.
Homemade Al-Hamr Tea
Three and a half pairs of friends meet in a festive group. The four guys from the movie know each other from the local hockey team. The three of them bring their better half to dinner with Heidi (Eileen Birgit Winder) and Trolls (Nicolai Cliff Brosh). They all have something to deal with at home. The film begins elegantly with a complex between mother and daughter, backbiting and controversy.
Tor Anders (Torbjorn Har) is an acid lawyer. He comes with one or two stabs in the direction of his wife Engfield (Agnes Kittelsen). She is naive and inquisitive, at the same time vulnerable and reminiscent of Kittelsen’s strong performance in “Exit”. Together, they add quite a bit of turmoil to the film.
The viewfinder is the peephole in their lives. We see what they do alone, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, on Snapchat. The looks were often cast over the shoulder, and one might think that they were wearing soft silk shawls.
During dinner, everyone declares that they have nothing to hide. The mobile phone was thrown on the table. The premise is simple: all incoming calls and messages must be taken and read in a public session. Of course, there are bargaining and secret messages. Only imagination sets limits. When we realize that anything can happen, and that in all likelihood it will happen to achieve full comedic effect, the hypothesis becomes troubling.
Soul on the table
The first hour is the most fun. Then everything is light and fun, and the atmosphere is baffling. When casual marriages are derailed by the party game, the idea arises: Why don’t they just stop by, and report “timeout”? Wounded, we see their lives crumble, but at what cost? The couple’s dinner reminds us of a sacrificial night in which everyone must die.
The movie is at its best when he shrugs his shoulders and plays. For example, when Tor Anders and outdoors teacher Vegard (Jan Gunnar Røise) change cell phones and improvise on foreign messages – one of several really funny moments taken from Complicated comedy. I laughed – the actors should have all the credit for that.
In a dialogue-driven film, acting is crucial. Director Andersen put together a paid railing. They’re a big soccer team on a slightly darker soccer field and play lines back and forth on their way to the comic cliff.
all over the world
Despite Hockey and the Reds: “Full Coverage” is an Italian comedy. The idea is borrowed from the movie “Perfect Strangers,” an Italian box office success that led to movie re-makings around the world.
For the world of cinema, it must have been a dream: the phone movie is cheap, the concept is catchy, and the relevance is universal. On a planet with a growing number of itinerant slaves, social commentary continues.
Therefore, one can wear anthropological glasses and check conditions in the rest of the world. The lawyer (or doctor) on all continents wears a light blue shirt and acts as if it were inedible. Beard bush is always thick, sweet and fun. The tropics are alive, but in China they made a massacre version, while the Indians threw a farcical party on the concept.
“Full Coverage,” which screenwriter Lars Gudmstad is behind the scenes, is no fun. Looks like it’s planned for the original Continental release. After the fun, stabbing, yelling and hitting, you’re only wondering one thing: Do you want to experience the party game in real life?
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