– Does not hide anything

– Does not hide anything

“SAY NOTHING”

Rap artist Kamelen has become a celebrity in Norway in recent years. Of course because of the music, but not least because of a rough lifestyle and several encounters with the police.

In the cinema film SAY NOTHING, we get to know Marcus, the man behind the stage name Kamelen. Through honest moments, resilient means and a bold soundscape, we get to experience both sides of his personality: the citizen of society with a professional artist career and a life of care and the other Marcus, the one who lets his ADHD out by pushing all boundaries.

Director: Rolv Lyssand Bjørø

With: Marcus “Kamelen” Kabelo Møll Mosele, Ida Ellingsen, Siri Møll, Banjo Mosele, Leo Ajkic Documentary/Biography

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This is what Aleksander Borck-Larsen thinks about the film:

In the documentary “Say Nothing”, we meet the man behind the song “Say Nothing”, Marcus Kabelo Møll Mosele alias Kamelen. The documentary follows Kamelen from the time he is released from custody in 2020, after being charged with, among other things, robbery, until he wins the Spellemannsprize in hip hop 2021.

We get a good insight and impression of Kamelen as an artist, and the camera team has been allowed to get close to Kamelen and his loved ones, many of the film’s highlights are in conversations with friends and family. You also get to know a little about his childhood, about a father who was not present. I think the documentary could well have unfolded a little more about exactly that, and could well have pointed a little more backwards in general. The film is not very interested in answering questions that arise, and it jumps a little too much from point to point and from topic to topic without settling down properly. It is also never particularly critical of Kamelen, and can at times be experienced more as advertising than anything else.

I think “Si Ingenting” is a relatively good documentary, but one that could have dared a little more instead of being as conservative as it is.

Dice roll: four.

This is what Tobias Haugen Ottestad thinks about the film:

Action

The action starts in 2020 when Kamelen is released from prison and goes straight to the cabin to make music. You can see that he has not put crime behind him. He says that he has sold cocaine and various other drugs. He was also with various people and built weapons and sold them illegally. We learned that the mother had cancer and was quite ill, so he made a song for her. His father left him when he was 2 years old, but in this film they are reunited. The camel was angry with his father because he left without keeping in touch with him and never called to say happy birthday or anything. In the film, we see that Kamelen goes to his father’s homeland to break up with him.

Methods

Throughout the film he is followed by a cameraman who films everything. It can be difficult to understand what happens throughout the film because you get too little explanation of what takes place during the film. We also get no explanation of what has happened before the action in the film takes place.

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This is what Mille Akseth thinks about the film:

Say Nothing

Say nothing is a documentary that gives an insight into the turbulent life of rapper Marcus Kabelo Møll Mosele, better known as Kamelen.

The documentary starts when the 29-year-old from Bergen is released from prison, and he immediately starts writing new music. We do not get to know exactly what he was in prison for, but it appears that he has spent over 700 days behind bars with various sentences.

We also learn about his difficult childhood. He was diagnosed with ADHD at a young age, and his father left him when he was only 2 years old. He tells a lot about how growing up without a father has affected him and we also get to join him when he goes to visit his father for the first time.

The documentary does not hide anything, and we witness several illegal acts during the 82 minutes the documentary rolls across the screen. It is only when his mother gets cancer that he is motivated to get his life back on track. However, it will prove difficult to put crime behind us.

I’m having some trouble understanding the documentary. It feels very staged and fake at times, which makes it difficult to take the serious themes of the film seriously. I think it sometimes becomes very unclear and chaotic, which in the beginning could have fit well in a documentary about an unclear and chaotic rapper, but it becomes too difficult to follow the time and place.

Dice roll: 3

This is what Andreas Tranås thinks about the film:

Say Nothing

A confusing music documentary.

Si Ingenting is a documentary film about Marcus Kabelo Møll Mosele or his better known stage name Kamelen. The film had its Norwegian premiere on 26 August, lasts for 1 hour and 26 minutes and has an age limit of at least 9 years due to foul language.

Finally out of jail

The film begins with us being introduced to the Camel who is released from prison. It is not said how long he was there, but he was in there for at least 700 days. When he is finally released, he starts composing songs almost immediately. These scenes are shown through short clips of several of his songs which, in my opinion, are in good taste.

Experienced as artificial

It’s probably not a surprise that Marcus Kabelo Møll Mosele played himself in his own documentary, but I have some issues with the film. In large parts of the film, there are scenes where the communication between the actors appears artificial and staged.

Methods

Throughout the film, several of Kamelen’s songs are played in the background, which works very well. Something that is not as good is that there are a number of scenes that feel like they are just there to drag the film out, and often those scenes have overdramatic music. Unfortunately, there are often scenes where the camera is turned from side to side and often the quality becomes unclear for several seconds. In my opinion, there is far too much drone filming that does not always fit perfectly with the scene that was just played.

Overall assessment

I think the documentary film had good potential because Kamelen has an exciting life story. But I don’t think they’ve done a very bad job with either filming, parts of the music or acting naturally with the actors. Something that bothered me about the film was that it was supposed to be a documentary, but none of the actors talk to the camera. That in itself is not so strange, but in some scenes images are shown about the Camel’s past and then suddenly someone is talking to the camera.

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