In the late 1950s and early 1960s, while French Left Bank Cinema flourished, parallel movements flowered in other countries; in Norway, the trend enabled director Erik Løchen's career to flourish. Løchen arguably hit his peak with the structurally fractured 1972 political drama Motforestilling (Remonstrance). Ostensibly the tale of a film crew itself making a political drama about various allegiances and assassinations, Løchen intertwines this narrative with a second narrative thread involving the actors behind the production - rendering the film as a whole extremely labyrinthine. Moreover, the director strategically arranged the film so that the five reels could be arranged in any sequence - meaning that 120 different versions of the film could ostensibly be shown, and widely read as the director's decision to thumb his nose at chronological storytelling. Per Theodor Haugen, Anne Marie Ottersen and Espen Skjønberg co-star.
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