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DVD: Just Another Love Story

Hang on tight for a jolting jigsaw puzzle of a movie that’s as outlandishly entertaining as such warped classics as “Memento” and “Lost Highway.”

The action begins when Jonas (Anders W. Bethelsen) inadvertently causes a car wreck that leaves an exotic beauty named Julia (Rebecka Hemse) without her memory. Jonas sneaks into the hospital to check on her condition and is mistaken as Julia’s boyfriend by her family.

Intrigued by Julia and her filthy rich clan, Jonas conveniently forgets about his own wife at home and begins leading a bizarre double life. Problems arise, though, when Julia’s memory begins to return. The arrival of her prodigal boyfriend sends the story off on a direction that has to be seen to be believed.

A nightmarish moment from "Just Another Love Story."A nightmarish moment from “Just Another Love Story.”

Denmark’s Ole Bornedal is behind the camera and as he’s already proven with the spooky “Nightwatch” (which was remade in 1997 with Ewan McGregor in the starring role), he’s a modern master of suspense. Unlike most Hollywood hacks, Borendal knows how to keep viewers guessing from one scene to the next.

Stocked with gorgeously shot scenes and killer plot twists, this mind-blowing exercise in suspense is like a nightmare that won’t let go.

Rated: Unrated
Stars: Anders W. Bethelsen, Rebecka Hemse
Director: Ole Bornedal
Release Date: 5/5/09

Official Site: www.kochlorberfilms.com

[Amy Longsdorf’s entertainment coverage has appeared in “Blender,” “People,” the “Chicago Tribune,” the “Toronto Star,” and “Newsday.” She doesn’t want to imagine a world without Preston Sturges movies, Stax singles, and the music of Bob Marley.]

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