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Suicide bomber
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Mourning, suicide and death in all these states, themes of this Danish dramatic comedy as crazy as it is surprising, wacky as it is overwhelming.

It will certainly play out between her and Anna. The Suicide bomber Julia caused a sensation last night, in the official competition of Series Mania. The first European series on the HBO Max platform, this Danish creation took the breath of festival-goers with its beauty, ingenuity and depth too.

Our plane crashes. Do what you want. I love you. Dad.“A text message in the form of a farewell message and Julia’s life is turned upside down. A wealthy teenager, daughter of a business lawyer and herself a fashion influencer on social networks, she suddenly finds herself alone in the world. mother, father and older brother disappeared in a tragic accident in Rwanda.She has just turned 18 and faces a choice: try to rebuild herself … or go reunite with her family in the afterlife .

It is an almost indescribable work. Not really funny, Suicide bomber speaks first and foremost of death. In all directions. An exploration of mourning with pronounced macabre accents. An original look at the idea of ​​suicide … treated here with a disconcerting form of zany. Because Suicide bomber do not dive down into abysmal sadness. With rare finesse, she manages to straighten the handle, regularly, to take us into unexpected burlesque territories.

A tragicomedy of crazy originality, with short and rhythmic episodes (25 minutes), exalted by the spectacular performance of Marie Reuther. The young actress plays an overwhelming Julia, devoured by her trauma and unable to give new meaning to her life. Facetious, surprising, endearing, we willingly crash into it, facing the impossible mourning. Written with exhilarating empathy, the series never judges. Do not arise by taking morality, whether religious or societal. An incredible success. Banzai !

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