On the occasion of CERN’s 60th anniversary the CERN CineClub will be showing films from all CERN member states

Thursday 10 April 2014 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber


The Bothersome Man



Directed by Jens Lien (Norway, 2006) 95 minutes

Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment-even a beautiful girlfriend. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. The people around him seem cut off from any real emotion, and communicate only in superficialities. All this seems to be governed by a shadowy group of technicians, the ominous Caretakers’, who make sure the city runs smoothly. When they find Andreas is not adjusting to his new life, they keep an increasing watch over his activities...”The Bothersome Man” is a fantastic fable, a parable for modern society’s consumerism and obsession with appearances. Director Jens Lien plays skillfully with the spectator, entertaining him with stunning discoveries, puzzling dialogues and a strong shot of young Nordic humour.

Original version Norwegian; English subtitles










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