Gitarrmongot

Gitarrmongot

2004 

·  Drama

·  Sweden

Edisonline

Earning comparisons to the work of Harmony Korine and Roy Andersson, Ruben Östlund’s audacious feature debut is a defiantly lo-fi, virtually plotless portrait of iconoclasts and outsiders living on the margins of a fictional city known as Jöteborg (which closely resembles Gothenburg). Training his coolly detached, perpetually static camera on a cross section of hooligans, bikers, buskers, and oddballs, Östlund fashions a wild, weird, and at times surprisingly sensitive look at the ineffable strangeness of human nature.