Strong direction, solid acting, and a script as crisp and juicy as freshly picked apples.
It could be said that the majority of films, and books for that matter, are ultimately about the struggle between Good and Evil: Star Wars, Harry Potter, even The Departed. But seldom is there a film that so clearly depicts this struggle on a personal level. Adam’s Apples puts optimism, faith, and simple “good” to the test as they collide with a hardened ex-con on the day of his release from prison.
Like its hard-headed, thick-skinned, tough-as-nails lead (reminiscent of a Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast), the film itself is powerfully un-apologetic. And in its own odd quirky way – simply beautiful. I licked this film off the screen – every scene compels. A solid “A.” (In Danish with English subtitles.)
Dogma 95 Writer/Director Anders Thomas Jensen says, “I did so many terrible things to my characters throughout the Dogma movement… one night I was talking with Mags and we thought what … if you took all of the bad things that happened to those people … and let all that happen to just one guy. That sounded like a comedy! Then I started to write a little and then a little bell went off about the Book of Job.”
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