Christoffer Boe's latest is very similar in theme and construction to his previous work Reconstruction. Allegro dwells on the romantic world in which character flaws and personal mistakes alter one's universe.
Boe also uses similar devices as he did in Reconstruction, narration for one, which helps the viewer negotiate in the surreal, dreamy and sometime downright confusing landscape Boe creates- a landscape reminiscent of Greenaway, Jonze or Gondry.
In the opening scenes, narration explains that as a boy, the quest for perfection as a pianist drew Zettrestrom (Ulrich Thomsen) further and further away from life itself and what, deep down, he yearned most for: love.
As a man, Zettrestrom meets the love of his life Andrea (ex-model Helena Christensen). This love affair is expanded in flashback as the story continues, but for now, they don't work out and Zettrestrom loses his faith in love.
Narration tells us that sometime later, the exact spot where Zettrestrom lost his faith in love explodes creating what the citizens of Copenhagen call The Zone', a city within the city bounded by an invisible wall of unknown substance and closed to the outside world...
A decade later, semi-amnesiac Zettrestrom is successful (as a pianist, not as a human) and lives in New York. There he is approached by a mysterious man who claims that Zettrestrom's past has been kidnapped and is being held in The Zone. Zettrestrom decides to return to Denmark to investigate and discovers mysterious forces at work, perhaps working to reunite him with Andrea...
- 1.78 : 1
- Region 4
- Standard Edition
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