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I didn't know much about the film going in, but I found myself very quickly drawn into the narrative and the characters.
The film was shot very well, and used a lot of interesting perspectives and angles (along with some great natural backdrops). she was the young woman from City of God that the narrator had a crush on!
Mortensen is a Danish-American actor, and was married to actress and singer Exene Cervenka from 1987 to 1998.
Since 2009, the actor has been in a relationship with Spanish actress Ariadna Gil.