The criminal mind is often considered deliberate and knowing, conditioned over the years to act dishonestly without feeling guilt. But what is the mind, if not a function of the brain? Could a minor alteration cause systemic change in thinking?

Neuroscience does not yet have all the answers, a painful fact of which Mia must become aware in Peter Schønau Fog’s fascinating »You Disappear«. When her husband Frederik - a successful school headmaster and well-respected citizen - is caught in a serious case of embezzlement, his sudden change of character prompts questions.

When a tumor is found in Frederik’s brain, the outline of an explanation begins to form. It’s a tiny object with the capacity to shape an entire consciousness, and disrupt the sum of a lifetime of neural patterns that makes someone who they are. Schønau Fog’s tightly constructed and suspenseful film raises a provocative question - has the special someone with whom Mia has shared the best years of her life become a stranger now, or was he that stranger all along?

You disappear  poster
Title
You disappear
Director
Peter Schønau Fog
Country
Denmark, Sweden
Length
117 min
Festival
2017
Section
Icons
Language
Danish, Swedish
Subtitle
English Subtitles
Premiere status
Swedish Premiere
Production year
2017
Original title
Du Forsvinder
Cast
Trine Dyrholm, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Michael Nyqvist, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Lars Knutzon, Sofus Rønnov, Meike Bahnsen
Producer
Louise Vesth
Script
Peter Schønau Fog
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