Klaus and A Marriage Story, or when Christmas becomes a year-round metaphor for the modern state of ennui

Klaus, courtesy of Netflix

For the first third of the Netflix film Klaus, I found myself in a state of unsettlement I just couldn’t shake. Suddenly it hit me. I wanted to punch the protagonist.

That was Jesper, who stars in a Christmas movie that tries to show how a little bit of holiday spirit can cure a broken…