Martin and Nick are on friendly terms from kindergarten, they are still unseparable – together work in a repair truck, have together a good time in bars and at competitions of street racers, even the girl to them is nice same. During one of the next parties friends again arrange races on the night city which come to an end this time with the tragedy, Martin forces down the cyclist, and that soon dies in hospital. True Martin takes friendship responsibility on itself, screening the friend to whom punishment for the forbidden races too shines. But Martin’s conclusion under guards is only the first link of a chain of problems which falls upon friends. Troubles tighten Martin and Nick in whirlpool soon, and the friendship becomes a hindrance for each of them.
Directories call "On the verge" continuation of a debut picture of Kristiansen "Strokes of bad luck", however communication between pictures эфемерна, and "On the verge" it is not necessary to call a direct sequel
We know about the Scandinavian cinema though it obviously is worthy very little. From time to time on world big screens the separate pictures noted by critics at festivals or applying for awards in the international competitions, few years ago the world filter endured boom of the Scandinavian TV series, bright directors and actors continually declare themselves from the North European countries, but by and large cinema of Norway, Sweden and Denmark still has for us «a Terra incognito». And meanwhile between our cinema and Scandinavian there can be much more the general, than in comparison with Hollywood, and "On the verge" good to that an example.
After success in the homeland Christian E. Kristiansen debuted in 2011 in Hollywood the youth thriller «The neigbour in a room», but for it was defeated utterly by critics. Now the director works over the second American picture
The picture of director Christian E. Kristiansen is not any art house or the pretentious philosophical treatise. This most that on is meynstrimny cinema about «here and now», about ordinary young people of the suburb of Copenhagen, not too successful, not found the place in life, not so educated, clever or successful. About living one day and guys not too reflecting on the future. Similar to our pictures about «real boys» and «inadequate people», isn’t that so? In the same way, as our, Danish Martin and Nick want «all and at once» – divide little girls, admire at expensive wheelbarrows, out of the blue walk smack in trouble and rashly rush to the abyss of the silly unjustified conflicts to the law.
"On the verge" it turned out very live and driving. Its synopsis can visit someone on thought on "Forcing" or any «Three иксах», but fans of the pumped-over wheelbarrows and high-octane races should be bored for a while – pursuits in the film are, but they in actual fact appear only one of film sides. In the center of history there are not racing instincts, not ability quickly to switch transfers, not skill of start from a place on the tyuningovanny car, and a problem of adaptation to suddenly changed circumstances, a question of priorities – friendship or love, prison or freedom, drugs or life. Nick and Martin for an one and a half hour picture live some turning points of the relations, and to watch it really interestingly as also founders of a picture try not to push the viewer to unequivocal conclusions concerning characters at once, and give out secrets it is dosed strictly out, turning the drama into the thriller.
It is possible to make a complaint to that heroes sometimes behave quite silly, for example, Martin and Nick constantly address for help to the two friends from whom have much more problems, rather than the help. Martin’s who has stayed in prison of some weeks accelerated degradation looks doubtful, but already in time and on drugs to sit down, and in a gang to be entered, and moral shape to lose. Depresses also Nick’s spinelessness which constantly postpones the solution of problems for later and constantly suffers because of it. Who knows, probably, in the Denmark they there all such? Our viewer needs to be perplexed only. To be perplexed and admire game of actors. Anything supernatural, but for those who at least superficially a sign with modern Danish cinema and TV, the meeting will be pleasant – in leading roles are involved Siron Bjorn Melvil from «The royal novel» and "Nymphomaniac", Jacob Oftebro from "Con-Tiki" and "Lillehammer" and Danika Kurkik from "Bridge". All three do not pose as superstars, and therefore are quite organically entered in scenery and landscapes not the most prestigious areas «the Danish kingdom».