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The Year I Started Masturbating

Katia Winter and Jesper Zuschlag. Photo: Scanbox

Hanna (Katia Winter) is fast approaching her 40s when she suddenly loses her apartment, boyfriend and job; maybe the answer to her problems lies in the art of self-pleasure. For her directing debut, Erika Wasserman, together with Bahar Pars, came up with the idea of making a romantic comedy about a woman in crisis who needs to take charge. Masturbation becomes a path to happiness and confidence. That’s the ingredient that sets the film apart from many of its ilk, but the connection between masturbation and Hanna’s liberation (if that’s what it is) is thin, to say the least. Winter is good though and there’s a few amusing scenes.

2022-Sweden. 100 min. Color. Directed by Erika Wasserman. Screenplay: Christin Magdu, Erika Wasserman. Cast: Katia Winter (Hanna), Jesper Zuschlag (Morten), Hannes Fohlin (Adam), Vera Carlbom, Nour El Refai, Bahar Pars… Henrik Dorsin.

Trivia: Original title: Året då jag slutade prestera och började onanera.

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