Norwegian dramedy “Sinus” tracks seven friends in their 20s doing the usual: partying, slacking off and hanging out, just as it’s starting to dawn on them there might be more to life. More indebted to Richard Linklater movies and Brit flick “Human Traffic” than indigenous Nordic youth movies, debut for multitasking helmer Jeremy Robole scores points for its spontaneous perfs and credible dialogue but is ultimately a bit too congested with unproductive scenes. A moderate hit at home, “Sinus” may sniff limited interest from fests.
Edgar (Daniel Busk), a diner cook, shares a flat with small-time dealer Steinar (Kjell Allen Lambrigtsen). Edgar has the hots for recently returned wanderer Siri (Elin Gunnarsdotter Sandvik), much to the chagrin of Linda (Maren Bergem Owe) who fancies him, while gentle giant Torbjorn (Kristian Moen), pines for Linda. Meanwhile, Alexander (Lars-Petter Iversen) is having relationship trouble with his longtime g.f. (Nina Eileen Sponnich), all of which is barely noticed by space cadet comic relief Odd (Torgrim Mellum Stene). Characters turn unexpectedly nasty at the end, losing aud sympathy in the process. Given the obviously tiny budget, tech credits aren’t too bad.