SOCIETY & THE RESURRECTION (OPSTANDELSEN)
SOCIETY (1989): Growing up in a well-to-do neighbourhood, young Bill Whitney worries that he doesn’t fit in. While his parents and sister mix comfortably with the wealthy upper classes, such people make him uncomfortable. Even his girlfriend seems a little odd. The truth is worse than he can possibly imagine. It’s all a matter of good breeding, really… Playing like a tag-team match between David Cronenberg and John Waters, this slyly satiric and cheerfully gross exercise in politicised body horror mercilessly skewers the “greed is good” attitudes of the 80s, as it takes the notion that the Rich aren’t like the rest of us to ever more outrageous and grotesque extremes. The Eton Boating Song will never sound quite the same again…
THE RESURRECTION (2012): A family funeral goes very wrong when the deceased decides to attend the ceremony – and brings a bunch of his fellow undead along with him. Proving that the Danes aren’t just skilled in the production of bacon and dour detective dramas, this fast and furious zombie siege movie makes some sharp points about religious and family hypocrisy and repression in among the morbid mayhem.