Ever heard of the butterfly effect? In chaos theory (and of course in science fiction flicks) it refers to the fact that minimal changes in a given situation can later cause gigantic problems. In 2095, the world is overrun with salt water and all forms of life are in danger of extinction. Fang Rung, head of the secret intelligence service, has himself cloned by molecular fission and sends his double to the past to go and find a solution for the impending ecological disaster. But then a slight problem arises: his double refuses to come back and his extended stay causes a great deal of trouble back home. Fang Rung has but one option: go back to 2017 and retract his lost half before irreparable damage is done… Man Divided is a prime example of intelligent science fiction. The ecological doom scenario is totally believable and looks stunning on the silver screen (thanks to Rasmus Videbæk, the visual poet behind Nikolaj Arcel’s The Dark Tower and A Royal Affair). For his lifelike characters, Danish director Max Kestner can count on top performers: his compatriot Carsten Bjørnlund and Swedish Sofia Helin are well-known from The Killing and other Scandinavian marvels (Ragnarok, Metropia etc.).

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