I saw Terribly Happy at SIFF tonight.
Robert is a Copenhagen cop, demoted to a remote village in the bleak bogs of Jutland. The locals are clannish and do things their own way. Robert quickly finds himself coming between the man-hungry Ingerlise and her abusive husband Jørgen. She complains about Jørgen, but won’t swear out a formal report. Robert is unwillingly drawn to her.
Billed as a “blackly comic thriller”, it’s more of a psychological drama. Robert’s unsmiling face carries the film.