You Can't Stand Alone Forever
An angry young man confronts alienation, retribution and loyalty to family in this riveting thriller. As tender as it is hard-hitting, Uno tells the tale of young bodybuilding and streetwise tough, David (unflinchingly portrayed by writer-director Aksel Hennie). David's home life is unbearable: His mother is falling apart, his father is dying, and he is to care for his brother with Down's syndrome. But David has everything under control, and he's the go-to guy at the run-down gym where he works. When his thuggish boss' son is caught trafficking illegal steroids and all his co-workers are questions, David is to choose between allegiance to family or friends. With a gritty visual style and powerhouse performances, Uno marks the scintillating filmmaking debut of one of Norway's biggest stars.