‘The Model’ opens with shots of city streets – but what city? It’s not New York – no gleaming skyscrapers – and those narrow, hilly streets belong to neither London nor Copenhagen (this is a Danish film).
Actually, it is Paris – director Mads Matthiesen fooling the viewer by ignoring the film convention that every establishing shot of the French capital must feature the Eiffel Tower. The story follows Emma, a painfully slim young Dane, who arrives in the city ready to begin her career as a fashion model. Her supporting cast are quickly established
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