Norwegian writer-director Bent Hamer (Kitchen Stories, Factotum) practices a humor so deadpan that it merges easily with philosophy, which might explain how he manages to charm his way through stories as heavily thematic as this one. The reserved, dignified heroine (Ane Dahl Torp) works for the Norwegian Metrology Service, part of whose function is to dictate international units of measurement, and Hamer has great fun with the hushed, self-impressed world of these white-coated scientists. The movie transpires against an almost absurdly metrical landscape—the woman’s electric car looks like a sugar cube, and overhead shots of her subdivision reveal giant patterns of rectangular roofs—but after she loses her father, another metrologist, she begins to yearn for something in life that isn’t all 90-degree angles. In French and Norwegian with subtitles.