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Cool & Crazy


Mild-mannered Norwegian bachelors living in a tiny fishing village north of the Arctic Circle find companionship and meaning in life by singing — always singing — especially in their local male choir. It’s fish, sing, or leave. Hoping to become world famous they travel to the depressingly polluted Russian industrial town of Murmansk to give a concert. It’s a lovely film about how one’s spirit can soar even when constrained by a dying small town. The title refers ironically to mild hopes and quiet lives of these bachelors of ice. Their music, surprisingly spiritual, fills the screen.

— KK

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Cool & Crazy
Knut Erik Jensen
2001, 89 min
$16, DVD

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Posted December 27, 2003 at 2:34 pm | comments


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