Millennials Signe and Thomas have an unhealthy, jealous, and competitive relationship. Sometimes, they steal expensive wine or designer furniture together for the thrill.
But when Thomas becomes successful as an artist and is in the spotlight, Signe does everything she can to be seen too. Starting with relatively small lies, such as faking a nut allergy, it gets worse and worse, all for attention and sympathy. Then, Signe comes across strange, bright green Russian pills that cause a weird skin condition. She decides to buy a whole supply through a friend and takes the pills multiple times a day. To Signe's great satisfaction, her skin does indeed start to look different, but it doesn't lead to the desired result, so she continues to take the pills. And then there's no stopping her.
With "Sick of Myself," Norwegian director Kristoffer Borgli creates an anti-romantic comedy that pushes the boundaries of modern society with dark humor, where it's often all about the likes. A film that is sometimes uncomfortably familiar and that as a viewer, you follow each step with a laugh and increasing disgust.
Starring Kristine Kujath Thorp (Ninjababy) and Eirik Saether, who, like his character Thomas, is a visual artist. The film is produced by Oslo Pictures, which also released last year's box office hit "The Worst Person in the World." "Sick of Myself" had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last year in the Un Certain Regard program.