Director: Jon Bang Carlsen | Denmark 2013 | 83 min
In the endless suburbs of Los Angeles the middle class has created a comfortable existence for itself, where the streets are laid out in quadratic formations as far as the eye reaches. Everything is quiet and peaceful - at least on the surface. For under the idyllic facade lurks a teenage rebellion which sometimes spins completely out of control. And the parents who have given up the battle with their unruly children have allied themselves with companies that have specialised in fetching the youths in the middle of the night and against their will (and often with a measured dose of physical violence), and bringing them to special 'boot camps' in the Mormon state of Utah to teach them some discipline. This is both well-meant and shockingly brutal, but maybe there is also a hidden point in the fact that the heavy-handed abductions most of all resemble something from an American action film? One is given a rare opportunity to look over the shoulder of the Danish documentary veteran Jon Bang Carlsen, when he himself introduces a 'work in progress' cut of his new film with the promising title 'Just the Right Amount of Violence', which will have its official premiere next year.
Just the Right Amount of Violence (Denmark, 2013, 83 min.)
Director: Jon Bang Carlsen. Script: Jon Bang Carlsen. Camera: Jon Bang Carlsen. Sound: Nathan Larsson. Edit: Morten Giese, Hilda Rasula, Rikke Schelin. Music: Nathan Larsson. Cast: Simon and his parents, Mr.& Mrs. Miller
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Interventionist Bullet and his buddies
Director Jon Bang Carlsen - him-self. Producer: Helle Ulsteen. Production: Kamoli Films.
Before the screening on 3 November, Lars Movin, who has just released a book on Jon Bang Carlsen's films, will interview him live on stage about his long battle to free himself from the mask of reality to reach into a truth that is often described as a lie.
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