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This breezy yet cineliterate noir tale is unique in that its central protagonist has downs syndrome. Fortunately the film avoids either poking fun at this or using it to emotionally manipulate the audience. It is simply part of his character, rather than an integral part of the plot. Instead, this Norweigan comedy thriller has all the hallmarks of a classic film noir, as our hero Robert (brilliantly played by Svein André Hofsø) is hired by a wealthy family to track down their missing patriarch, a former speedskater and known con artist. Robert soon discovers sall is not what it seems and this may yet prove the most challenging case of his to-date rather unsuccessful career.

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