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.
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