Allegro (2006)

Drawing inspiration from famed Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's 1979 sci-fi classic Stalker, director/co-screenwriter Christoffer Boe's heady tale of love and memory follows an acclaimed Danish pianist as he sets out to a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 21, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 9, 2007
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

[Director] Boe's technique has more flash than passion.

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Leslie Felperin

Like its gifted, but emotionally frigid, pianist hero, Allegro is filled with technical virtuosity but short on real feeling.

Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Part romance, part animation, part sci-fi thriller - Boe uses any and every tool he can get his hands on to tell this tale of emotional isolation and resolution.

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Raven Snook
Time Out

Although the film, much like its protagonist and his piano playing, lacks a certain passion, its stylistic structure and execution are coolly flawless.

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Nathan Lee
Village Voice

Writer-director Christoffer Boe takes himself very, very seriously. Me, not so much.

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Anton Bitel

Boe continues to remap Copenhagen with this arthouse sci-fi trip into the outer regions of love, identity and oblivion.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

In Allegro, the past is a shadowy night town whose geography is continually rearranging itself.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Inventive, entertaining and pleasingly bold.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Spare, elegant and tailor-made for intense discussions over dark coffee, Boe's film is a slily bold and delightfully inventive variation on an age-old theme.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Although I'm not entirely pleased with the dogma-like direction the core of the story is intelligent, and as most sad things, very beautiful.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Allegro," it has been ten years since Andrea(Helena Christensen), the love of the live of Zetterstrom(Ulrich Thomsen), a… More