The Middle Man15

Directed by Bent Hamer | Canada/Norway | 2023 | 1h 35m | Starring Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolas Bro, Trond Fausa, Paul Gross, Tuva Novotny

After a sudden outbreak of accidents and deaths, the small town of Karmack hires a ‘Middle Man’ whose sole responsibility is to inform the next of kin when an unfortunate incident occurs. He takes his new role on with gusto and quickly becomes the town’s beacon of bad news. But the pressures of the job as well as a budding romance begin to take their toll in this darkly humorous satirical drama.

Reviews

‘Morbid, mordant comedy plumbs the psychosis of the Trump era’
Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound Magazine

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