Despite it's loud title, this is a very quiet film. I have probably mentioned already, that I find Joachim Trier (not to be confused with Lars von Trier,) one of the most interesting Scandinavian film makers of our age. Both Thelma
(2017) and Oslo, August 31st
(2011) are films worth watching.
Louder Than Bombs is a film about loosing someone, about coping with grief, about carrying on, about growing up, about getting old, about loosing yourself, and about sticking together. It's a hard film to describe, but it makes you think, and lingers long after watching. As with Joachim Triers other films, it's more about observing everyday life, than about a fixed story with a beginning and an end. I highly recommend this film. As his first English language film, it should also be more accessible to anybody outside of Scandinavia. (But don't let that deter you from watching his other films!)