Katarina is labelled as troubled. She's anti-social, has violent episodes, and people have been calling her crazy and mentally unstable. However, when she found music (in particular, Mozart), she was able to find solace from her miserable life. After watching a concert, she coincidentally found herself a job in the concert hall, landing her new problems - particularly when she launches into an affair with a conductor.
The story doesn't seem to be anything new, but beyond that, the film is about trying to move past what people have already labelled you, moving forward, finding a new reason to live. It doesn't say that the path won't be messy or complicated, but the determination to change has to be there in order for someone to forge a new reality.
The film was shot well, the framing and camera movement complimenting the production. It was well written, although it was on the predictable side. Still it was quite enjoyable and I'm looking forward to watching Vikander's other works. This is the first I've seen her in a leading role, and hopefully this wouldn't be the last.
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Samuel Fröler, Josephine Bauer
Director: Lisa Langseth