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|Laufzeit:||Ca. 97 Min|
|FSK:||From 12 years|
During her wedding ceremony Unn Tove (Tuva Novotny) discovers a newborn baby in the toilet of the restaurant. There is no trace of the unknown mother. The young bride hands the child over to the authorities. Many years later the two meet again. Rosemari (Ruby Dagnal), now 16, is desperately looking for her biological mother, even though her foster parents sacrifice themselves for her. She hopes to have found her mother in Unn Tove. When she learns that she only found Rosemarie but did not give birth, a world collapses for the girl. But Unn Tove, now divorced and a successful journalist for a local radio station, offers to help her with her search. Together they follow the few traces that can still be found after so many years. What they find could not only change the girl's life completely, but also throws a whole new light on life decisions, which Unn Tove begins to question more and more...
The Norwegian/Danish/German co-production "Rosemari" is the very beautiful story of two people whose lives are closely connected by chance. It is a rousing search for answers in the past to heal old wounds and pave the way for the future. With a lot of slowness, a little humor and authentic emotions, director Sara Johnsen successfully implements the interesting premise in her fourth feature film. Certainly, some moments seem a bit lengthy and also constructed. But all in all, this easily digestible drama can leave a positive overall impression - not least because of the fact that the resolution of the story can actually surprise.
The film is carried by two very good leading actresses. Tuva Novotny, known in this country for movies like "A War", "Eat, Prey, Love" or "Jalla! Jalla," the journalist disappointed by her love plays just as excellently as Ruby Dagnal, who skillfully prevents the rebellious Rosemari from becoming an overly clichéd teenager. The really well drawn characters also save the movie from its weaker moments, which is especially helpful in the last act. For without an emotional connection to the characters, the finale would by no means be able to unfold the power that this decisive turn in history shows.
"Rosemari" is a small, unagitated and calm, but nevertheless thrilling, entertaining and moving movie. A clear recommendation for all who like Nordic cinema of the reserved kind. Worth seeing
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