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Directed by Óskar Jónasson

Iceland 2015 90 mins. In Icelandic

Shy and introverted Hubert works quietly as a copywriter at an ad agency. When he meets Hanna, he immediately falls in love—and nearly speechless—but he somehow manages to ask her out. Rather than rely on his own personality to make her laugh, he falls into imitating famous people and mutual friends, which she at first finds amusing. But the mimicking strategy soon starts to wear thin, and Hubert has to dig deep to find a way to be someone she likes for who he is rather than who he pretends to be. “In Front of Others is a rare treat in itself: An Icelandic movie that is both romantic and a comedy.”—Cinema Scandinavia. In Icelandic with English subtitles.

Genres: Rom-Com

Appears in: New Scandinavian Cinema



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