VIFF 2015: In Your Arms chronicles an emotional cat-and-mouse game

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      In Your Arms (Denmark/Germany)  

      When the abrasive Niels, dying of an incurable motor-neuron disease, asks his nurse, Maria, to help him travel from Copenhagen to an assisted-suicide clinic in Switzerland, they embark upon a journey that becomes an emotional cat-and-mouse game. Niels repeatedly tests Maria’s seemingly boundless limits for compassion along the way as they become more entwined.

      Unfortunately, the story doesn’t venture quite far enough in pursuit of the extremes it promises or in the illumination of its main characters’ curious psychological depths.

       

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