The Ape (Apan)
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An seemingly ordinary man must face the consequences of his own actions in this drama from Swedish filmmaker Jesper Ganslandt. Krister (Olle Sarri) is a middle-aged man who makes his living as a driving instructor. One morning, he wakes up still wearing his clothes from the night before and covered with blood; seemingly unaware of what happened, he cleans himself up, changes his clothes and leaves for work. As the day wears on, the terrible events of the previous day gradually fade into his memory, and he comes to the realization that he committed a heinous crime. As Krister wrestles with his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This artful examination of a very dark soul isn't always easy to watch. But the film's bleak chill is mesmerising."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Existential Scandinavian stuff, it holds the attention."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"The Ape pulls no punches on its fresh approach on how to deal and live with the consequences of our action."
‑ Ailsa Caine, Little White Lies
"It's a devastating portrait of a man on the edge of madness, and not easy to forget."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"This is a difficult, painful film, and hardly for everyone. It left me in a gibbering foetal ball in a corner of the cinema foyer. But in Jesper Ganslandt, Sweden has a new star director."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Perfect in its duration, perfect in its ending, and chillingly perfect in its central performance, The Ape plays off the banalities of life against a constant, underlying sense of dread."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"Sarri's great performance is what will keep you watching."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Jesper Ganslandt's film strikes me as an exercise in morbid intensity for its own sake, but it's certainly well done."
‑ Edward Porter, Times [UK]
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