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Directed by Dag Johan Haugerud
125 minutes
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When a modern-day chimneysweep has sex with a man whose chimney he’s, ahem, cleaning, then tells his wife and his colleague, each is forced to question the quirks of sexuality.
One of the hits of Berlinale 2024, Sex climbs atop the high-rises of a Norwegian city to survey the quizzical contemporary landscape of sex, in which monogamy and fluidity make for uneasy bedfellows. Two married and ostensibly heterosexual friends are unmoored when one of them sleeps with a man and the other begins to question the recurring dreams he’s been having, in which David Bowie gazes at him longingly. Dag Johan Haugerud’s film is funny but also sincere and compassionate, playing out in a series of long, winding, highly articulate conversations. They’re captured by a camera that is fittingly unrestricted, floating between characters mid-scene.
Had your fill of punishing investigations into toxic masculinity? Then the thoughtful questioning, sensitivity, low-key humor and refreshing candour of Norwegian director Dag Johan Haugerud’s Sex might be your antidote
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
Sex offers a thought-provoking reflection on identity, sexuality and freedom sparked by a simple conversation between two male colleagues
Allan Hunter, Screen International
Program Strand
In Norwegian with English subtitles
Dag Johan Haugerud
Yngve Sæther, Hege Hauff Hvattum
Jan Gunnar Røise, Thorbjørn Harr, Siri Forberg
Dag Johan Haugerud
Cecilie Semec
Jens Christian Fodstad
Australian Premiere
Comedies, Gender & Sexuality, Scandinavia
Company Credits
Sales Agent: M-Appeal World Sales
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