Nordic Council Film Prize - All the Nominated films

The Nordic Council Film Prize is an annual film prize administered by the Nordic Council. The first award was handed out in 2002 to celebrate the Nordic Council's 50th anniversary.Since 2005 the prize has been annual. One winner is chosen from submissions from the five Nordic countries.
This is a list of all the films that have been nominated to The Nordic Council Film Prize.
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1.
The Man Without a Past (2002)
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The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki... (97 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
2.
Open Hearts (2002)
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A Dogme film about an engaged couple that is torn apart after the man is paralyzed in an accident, and the woman falls in love with the husband of the woman who caused the accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
3.
Okay (2002)
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A bittersweet comedy with dogma star Paprika Steen in the strong leading role. (97 mins.)
 
4.
Cleaning Up! (2001 Documentary)
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Cleaning Women is unique Finnish band, which plays self-made instruments made from eg. drying rack and large tin cans. This documentary follows their Eastern Europe tour. (78 mins.)
Director: Rostislav Aalto
 
5.
The Sea (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A rich father in a fisher village plans to take on the project of writing his life story. But first he has to take on his own family, and everybody wants something... (109 mins.)
 
6.
The Seagull's Laughter (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Post-war provincial Iceland: around 1950, Freyja, who'd been a plump teen, returns from America, a widow with a 20-inch waist... (102 mins.)
 
7.
All About My Father (2002 Documentary)
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Young film director Even Benestad tells the story of his own father Espen Benestad who is a transvestite and seeks his son's acceptance. (75 mins.)
Director: Even Benestad
 
8.
Music for Weddings and Funerals (2002)
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Sara, recently divorced and mourning the loss of her only child, rents her basement to Bogdan, a Serbian musician who brings the whole band along... (97 mins.)
Director: Unni Straume
 
9.
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
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Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life. (109 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
10.
Days Like This (2001)
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The tenants in a building are constantly busy with straightening out their lives. In the midst of all... (95 mins.)
 
11.
Drabet (2005)
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A college professor abandons his family and his career in order to champion his mistress, a student radical accused of killing a policeman. (100 mins.)
Director: Per Fly
 
12.
With Blood on My Hands: Pusher II (2004)
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Tony is released from prison - again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done. (100 mins.)
 
13.
Frozen Land (2005)
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When a schoolteacher is sacked he projects his bad mood at his troubled teen son. He in turn buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money... (130 mins.)
Director: Aku Louhimies
 
14.
Melancholian 3 huonetta (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A searing examination of the unrelenting Chechen conflict, observed through the prisms of a Russian military boys academy, a war-torn town and a children's refugee camp. (106 mins.)
Director: Pirjo Honkasalo
 
15.
Screaming Masterpiece (2005 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A documentary about the bustling Icelandic musical scene. This documentary covers some of Iceland's most talented and well-known musicians. (87 mins.)
 
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Kissed by Winter (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After her son is hospitalized, a doctor cheats on her husband with a snow plow driver who is a suspect in her investigation of the recent death of a young Arab boy. (84 mins.)
Director: Sara Johnsen
 
18.
Hawaii, Oslo (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Hawaii, Oslo is the story of a handful of people who cross each other's path without necessarily knowing each other... (125 mins.)
Director: Erik Poppe
 
19.
Gitarrmongot (2004)
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(89 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
20.
A Hole in My Heart (2004)
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In a decript apartment, a young man watches as his father and a friend shoot an amateur porn film. Issues of morality, reality TV and friendship are explored. (98 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
21.
Zozo (2005)
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A Lebanese boy gets separated from his family during the civil war and ends up in Sweden. (105 mins.)
Director: Josef Fares
 
22.
After the Wedding (2006)
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A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret. (120 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
23.
Offscreen (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Actor Nicolas Bro reigns supreme in the role of Nicolas Bro # a man intent on making a film about himself. After his director friend Christoffer Boe lends him a camera, his selfmonitoring is so hair-raisingly private that it becomes impossible to separate fact from fiction. (93 mins.)
Director: Christoffer Boe
 
24.
Revolution (2006 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Jouko Aaltonen
 
25.
Mother of Mine (2005)
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During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict... (111 mins.)
Director: Klaus Härö
 
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A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A husband and wife tangle with an investigator over her dead brother's million-dollar insurance policy. (98 mins.)
 
28.
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.)
 
29.
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
 
30.
Mouth to Mouth (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The teenage girl Vera left her family after an incident at home, and is now living with a middle-aged drug addict... (94 mins.)
Director: Björn Runge
 
31.
The Art of Crying (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Follows a precocious, eleven-year-old Allan, who tries desperately to keep his dysfunctional, rural... (106 mins.)
 
32.
AFR (2007)
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A mockumentary where reality and fiction are combine to create drama. The director has deceived and manipulated leading world politicians, as well as politicians in his own country, for satirical effect. (83 mins.)
 
33.
A Man's Job (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Unemployed man forgets his dignity to support his family. (97 mins.)
 
34.
Children (2006)
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Karitas is a single mother of four who desperately tries to make ends meet. Fighting a losing battle... (93 mins.)
Director: Ragnar Bragason
 
35.
Jar City (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad. (93 mins.)
 
36.
Reprise (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 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
 
37.
Sons (2006)
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Trouble starts when Lars, a 25-year-old with few prospects for the future, discovers that an older man... (103 mins.)
 
38.
Falkenberg Farewell (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The last summer the five boys are together in Falkenberg. They are now grown up to be young men, on their way out into the world. At least most of them. (91 mins.)
 
39.
Darling (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A tragic and comic tale about beautiful and self-absorbed Eva, who cheats on her boyfriend, which becomes the starting point of a slow but relentless descent down to the life of ordinary people and a surprising, but doomed friendship. (94 mins.)
Director: Johan Kling
 
40.
You, the Living (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved. (95 mins.)
Director: Roy Andersson
 
41.
The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Erik Nietzsche is an intelligent but in many ways inexperienced shy young man who is convinced that he wants to be a film director... (91 mins.)
Director: Jacob Thuesen
 
42.
The Home of Dark Butterflies (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Juhani, 14 years old and tormented by a childhood trauma, has changed several foster parents from the age of eight... (108 mins.)
Director: Dome Karukoski
 
43.
Brúðguminn (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Jon, a middle-aged professor is going to get married tomorrow, for the second time, to one of his ex-students half his age... (96 mins.)
 
44.
The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A teenage boy loses his footing when he finds himself drawn to the new boy in class. (90 mins.)
 
45.
Antichrist (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. (108 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
 
46.
Sauna (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey. (83 mins.)
Director: AJ Annila
 
47.
The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Raquela, a transsexual from the Philippines, dreams of escaping the streets of Cebu City for a fairy tale life in Paris. (80 mins.)
Director: Olaf de Fleur
 
48.
North (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
NORTH Following a nervous breakdown, ski athlete Jomar has isolated himself in a lonely existence as the guard of a ski park... (79 mins.)
 
49.
Ljusår (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In a dazzling sequence of shots Mikael Kristersson explores the greatness of the small objects in his own garden in Falsterbo... (101 mins.)
 
50.
Submarino (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two brothers meet at their mother's funeral, each in his way on a path of self-destruction, both haunted by a tragedy in their youth. (105 mins.)
 
51.
Steam of Life (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Finnish men in sauna, speaking straight from the heart. (81 mins.)
 
52.
The Good Heart (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A cantankerous but ailing bartender takes a kindly young homeless man in under his wing. (99 mins.)
Director: Dagur Kári
 
53.
Upperdog (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
As young children, half-siblings Axel and Yanne are adopted to Norway. They are separated on arrival... (100 mins.)
Director: Sara Johnsen
 
54.
Metropia (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A complex story of a misaligned man, though good intent, creating a nightmarish Dystopian existence. (86 mins.)
Director: Tarik Saleh
 
55.
Beyond (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism. (99 mins.)
Director: Pernilla August
 
56.
Truth About Men (2010)
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(91 mins.)
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
 
57.
The Good Son (2011)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Zaida Bergroth
 
58.
Undercurrent (2010)
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The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of week long tours at sea...
 
59.
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 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