Tina (Eva Melander) is a customs agent with a nose for trouble. She can literally smell human emotions, which is a handy talent for sniffing out suspicious border crossers. But when a mysterious male traveller's scent confounds her, she's faced with hugely disturbing insights about who she is and what she wants.
A strange chromasomal disorder
- Border review by PW
Vampires, zombies and aliens all produce films about alienation and the human condition. Scandinavia has it's own genre which produces either horror or comedy. This was quite unlike anything I've ever seen. Tina has a strange chromosomal disorder which also gives her extraordinary olfactory powers to sniff out guilt, shame and evil. But what is the nature of this disorder? And what happens when she meets somebody who seems to share it? Something lurking in Scandinavian folklore allows a fascinating film to develop about alienation and morality. I cannot recommend highly enough. One of the best films I've seen in a long time.
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A weird film but worth a watch
- Border review by FP
Definitely not my normal type of film but my boyfriend wanted to watch it, so I watched it with him. A weird film, different and I got involved in it wanting to know what was going to happen next! I wouldn't watch it again mind, but worth a watch. Good ending as well.
If you are looking for something a little off-beat, far away from formulaic Hollywood, you might go for this. Tina is a customs officer who has a talent for literally sniffing out suspects. She encounters a strange person who leads her onto a road to discovery about her true self. Looking like something out of a Roald Dahl book, Tina used to think of herself as a misfit, but a subplot reveals that there are other "monsters" in society of a different sort. It might not be to everyone's taste, but you'll be rewarded if you want a break from the familiar and predictable.