|Title:||How to Get Rid of The Others|
|Director:||Anders Ronnow Klarlund|
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|09.18.08||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2008|
Another Fantastic Fest begins (for me). This year I am taking a decidedly casual tact with the festival. Since I couldn't get any time off work, I'm planning to see what looks good to me during the weekend and then trickle down to whatever's playing at night during the week. As such, I don't want to see any bad movies so my selection is less adventurous. I had to miss the opening night film and a im-sure-it-was-entertaining QA by Kevin Smith and when I got down to the theater to pick up my VIP badge Fanboys was already filled up, but eh... I'm finding that I don't really care about missing either of those, which is refreshing.
So this movie - the only movie I saw on opening day - is a Danish film that presupposes that the government has discovered that a small percentage of its citizens consume a drastically inordinate percentage of the country's resources (welfare, grants, health costs, etc.) so they decide to eliminate them. The movie follows one group of people who are rounded up in a school-turned-concentration-camp and one by one interviewed to evaluate their societal worth. It's an interesting premise and played completely straight. In fact, I thought several times that maybe thinking this movie was a comedy (which it is) is a pretty bad thing. Maybe this should be straight-up horror. I guess that's the vibe that Fantastic Fest has always strived for in their programming though so I guess that's a good thing.
The movie was good; funny. The end got a little eh but whatever. For the most part I liked it.