At first glance this Swedish tale of a nerdy, overweight Ping-Pong enthusiast looks like a standard exercise in Nordic deadpan comedy, with long, static takes and sporadic bursts of droll humor. Set in the frigid north country, it follows its sad-sack teen (Jerry Johansson) as he tries to cope with merciless bullies, less-than-enthusiastic Ping-Pong students, and life in the shadow of his girl-magnet younger brother. There’s nothing especially original here, but director-cowriter Jens Jonsson digs below the quirky surface, his deliberative style transforming this into an unexpectedly affecting coming-of-age drama. In Swedish with subtitles. 107 min.