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Check out "Aberdeen"

Posted at 9:56 PM on October 4, 2008 by Euan Kerr

Last night the internet disc service delivered "Aberdeen" Hans Petter Moland's family drama from 2000 to Natters Mansions.

It's a remarkably poignant story about a young Scots woman sent by her mother to find her estranged alcoholic Norwegian father. Lena Headey (currently appearing as Sarah Connor in "Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles") turns in a remarkable performance as the young woman Kaisa, as does Stellan Skarsgard as Tomas the father. Charlotte Rampling is, as ever, stunning as the mother.

Moland neatly bounces the characters off one another and slowly reveals both their strengths and weaknesses in a way which gradually changes the dynamic. The constant question is about who is the adult in each situation? The daughter, the father the mother? And if there is no adult, who is in charge?

It's worth a watch.

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