Articles about film
"Hodejegerne", (try saying that backwards) is based on the homonymous novel of football player, musician and writer -in that order- Jo Nesbø. It starts pretty slow and at first I found it a bit hard to be accustomed with its pace. The language also did not help. I am a native Greek speaker, the dialogs are in Norwegian and I only had English subs.
This is one of the very few films treating a sensitive issue like cancer with dignity, integrity and no BS. Two teenagers suffering for years from some form of cancer fall in love, something they thought was impossible and that their life should only orbit around their problem, their illness. This is their story.
Occassionaly reality can be much stranger than fiction. Science fiction in particular is often the herald of real scientific and technogical breakthroughs. Whether that is a result of a prediction or whether science fiction essentially inspires scientists to fulfil what the writers have imagined remains an open question. I incline towards the latter for I do not believe in predictions. They are just cloaked prophecies. And prophecies invariably spawn, create rather than predict, future events.