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Worth a punt. Icelandic writer-director Dagur Kari's comedy of Copenhagen dropouts hasn't much forward momentum, but its desultory structure hides a surprisingly long finish. Daniel (Jakob Cedergren) is one of cinema's great slackers, a man so vague even he can't explain to his accountant how he's earned only seven dollars in the past four years. When his girlfriend, Franc (Tilly Scott Pedersen), falls pregnant, his reaction is to disappear to the Costa del Sol for a holiday. Kari is a minor poet of aimlessness and ennui, allowing his characters ever more outlandish ways of evading commitments, responsibilities, life itself.

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