He might be handicapped, but Rikard Boberg has set his sights on winning an important pétanque championship. He thinks he will then be reunited with his mother. Particularly with the help of the giant from his imaginative fantasies. A Western-like soundtrack accompanies the modern fable of cowboy Rikard and his remarkable quest.
Pétanque fanatic Rikard Boberg is a man with a strong character and an unstoppable sense of humour. He was born disabled some 30 years ago, standing just a few feet tall and hardly able to speak. Nevertheless, the ambitious hero does not let this hold him back – particularly when it comes to his beloved ball game, and a reunion with his confused mother. Rikard knows one thing for sure: if he can win the Scandinavian Championships in Pétanque, his mother will be immensely proud of him. In the meantime, he finds solace in a mysterious, gigantic figure who strides resolutely across a broad, brightly coloured, hilly landscape, heading towards Rikard. Will the arrival of this giant from Rikard’s daydreams coincide with the long-anticipated reunion with his mother?
The Giant is a modern fable reminiscent of The Elephant Man, filmed as a hyperrealist docudrama with wondrous dream sequences in a colourful expressionist kind of cowboy country. Prefer to watch the film online? Check live.IFFR.com.