Thursday, 14 April 2011

Recommended viewing: "A Single Man"

Most films are just entertainment and leave little imprint.
"A Single Man" (from 2009) is not one of these films.
I have rarely been so gripped by a story and I found myself thinking about it long after it was over.
It just might have something to do with the scrumptious Colin Firth playing the main character... ;-)

The story is set in LA in 1962 and - completely unrelated to the story I - enjoyed this setting as I was born in the USA not long after the time of the story. Seeing life in the USA in the early 60's is almost like looking into my 'past'

 "A Single Man" is the story of George Falconer, a 52 year old British college professor who is struggling to find meaning to life after the death of his long time partner. While he dwells on the past and cannot see his future as we follow him through a single day, where a series of events and encounters, ultimately leads him to decide if there is a meaning to life after his loss.
The story is a romantic tale of love interrupted, the isolation as an inherent part of the human condition, and the importance of the seemingly smaller moments in life.


  1. Takk for filmtips!
    Colin Firth blir aldri feil :P


  2. Høres ut som en fin film. Har aldri hørt om den en gang, noe som jo virker litt rart. Går ikke mye på kino, men pleier å få med meg ting likevel :)


  3. Tusen takk for tips, det blir neste...

  4. Å, den prøvde jeg å se på en lang flytur i høst. Men med nederlandsk tekst og dårlig lyd ble det en ganske elendig filmopplevelse. Nå fikk jeg imidlertid lyst til å gjøre et nytt forsøk. Har selvsagt ingenting med Colin Firth å gjøre. God påske!