Cinema of Norway

Some of my favorite norwegian films (random order)
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1.
The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Reodor Felgen decides that he will enter a car race to defeat his former friend who has stolen his plans for a car. (88 mins.)
Director: Ivo Caprino
 
2.
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo. (95 mins.)
Director: Joachim Trier
 
3.
Elling (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet... (89 mins.)
Director: Petter Næss
 
4.
Nine Lives (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Baalsruds amazing escape... (96 mins.)
Director: Arne Skouen
 
5.
King of Devil's Island (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom? (116 mins.)
Director: Marius Holst
 
6.
Lake of the Dead (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A group of friends travel to a cabin in the Norwegian forest. It's a rumor that at night a crazy man can be heard screaming at a lake nearby the cabin. (76 mins.)
 
7.
The Bothersome Man (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In a strange city where every person seems content beyond reason a new man arrives in town and stirs up trouble by asking too many questions. (95 mins.)
Director: Jens Lien
 
8.
Pathfinder (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjuder", roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area... (86 mins.)
Director: Nils Gaup
 
9.
Insomnia (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In a Norwegian city with a 24-hour daylight cycle a Swedish murder investigator has been brought in on a special case. Sleep deprived, he makes a horrible mistake which is discovered by the killer he has been hunting. (96 mins.)
 
10.
The Chasers (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two men attracted to the same woman are attending a trip with her in the Mountains during the bird hunting season. A triangular love drama ending with tragedy. Or is it, really? (94 mins.)
Director: Erik Løchen
 
11.
X (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Photographer John Gabriel, in his mid 20ies coincidentally meets 13 year old Flora, which has run off from home and have nowhere to sleep. They start off a love affair due to her need for affection. (94 mins.)
Director: Oddvar Einarson
 
12.
Fools in the Mountains (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
At a high mountain hotel in Norway the porter Poppe tries to do the best he can for the guests with an often unhelpful piccolo Rudolf. This, however, leads to a lot of problems, and Poppe thinks some of the guests behave inappropriate. (90 mins.)
Director: Edith Carlmar
 
13.
Kitchen Stories (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him. (95 mins.)
Director: Bent Hamer
 
14.
Reprise (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers. (105 mins.)
Director: Joachim Trier
 
15.
Trollhunter (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter. (103 mins.)
Director: André Øvredal
 
16.
Olsen-banden (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Egon Olsen has been behind bars for some time, but that hasn't stopped the criminal mastermind from making a plan... (82 mins.)
Director: Knut Bohwim
 
17.
A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang... (113 mins.)
 
18.
Orion's Belt (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A group of seamen from Norway find a Soviet listening station. The they become targets for both America and Russia. Another cold war takes place. (87 mins.)
 
19.
Dead Snow (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies. (90 mins.)
Director: Tommy Wirkola
 
20.
O'Horten (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A drama focused on a life-changing moment in 67-year-old train engineer Odd Horten's existence: the evening of his retirement. (90 mins.)
Director: Bent Hamer
 
21.
Eggs (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two brothers in their seventies, Pa and Moe, have lived together all their lives in a little house in the country... (86 mins.)
Director: Bent Hamer
 
22.
Junk Mail (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A lazy postman puts his nose where it doesn't belong. (83 mins.)
Director: Pål Sletaune
 
23.
Them and Us (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The teenagers Lasse and Geir is arrested after making trouble on a night bus into town. After a night in the slammer they go home. To Geir's alcoholic mother and to Lasse's father, which is terrorizing the entire family. (91 mins.)
Director: Svend Wam
 
24.
Heaven and Hell (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Norwegain cult drama about Eva (16) and Arne (17), both from well established homes, attend a class where a professor says that cannabis is harmless. Together with some friends they decide to try. The start of a drug Hell for all involved. (94 mins.)
 
25.
Detector (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Daniel Jul is a 28 year old psychiatrist, still living with his mom. He and his friend Ronny have one thing in common... (104 mins.)
Director: Pål Jackman
 
26.
Nokas (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The movie portrays Norway's most spectacular robbery, where 11 men occupied central Stavanger for twenty minutes and escaped with 57 million kroner (appx $10 million). A police officer was shot and killed. (87 mins.)
 
27.
Svidd neger (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Anna lives with her father Karl someplace in the outskirts of northern Norway. Karl killed his ex-wife... (87 mins.)
 
28.
Døden på Oslo S (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A young boy named Pelle falls in love with the drug addict Lena. Then he and his friend Proffen tries to save her from the drugs. (99 mins.)
Director: Eva Isaksen
 
29.
Free Jimmy (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant. (86 mins.)
 
30.
Olsenbanden for full musikk (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Valborg har fått et nytt problem å stri med. Basse, hennes sønn, har ledet en ung kvinne ut i fristelsen... (91 mins.)
Director: Knut Bohwim
 
31.
Hotel St. Pauli (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Based upon the novel "Jord!" by Erland Kiøsterud about Jor, living in Copenhagen, trying to make a living as an artist. Meanwhile he has to live off his girlfriend Gerda's prostitution. Then Morgan turns up, creating trouble. (121 mins.)
Director: Svend Wam