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Northern Lights (1978)

NORTHERN LIGHTS has the feel of an old black and white photograph discovered in an attic. The bitter-sweet story of young lovers caught up in an political struggle waged by farmers against ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Robert Behling ...
Ray Sorensen
Susan Lynch ...
Inga Olsness
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John Sorensen
Ray Ness ...
Henrik Sorensen
Marianna Åström-De Fina ...
Kari
Helen Ness ...
Jenny Sorensen
Thorbjörn Rue ...
Thor
Nick Eldredge ...
Sven
Jon Ness ...
Howard
Gary Hanisch ...
Charlie Forsythe
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Ole Olsness
Adelaide Thorntveidt ...
Adelaide Olsness
Mabel Rue ...
Grandma
Krist Toresen ...
Krist
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Bill Ackridge ...
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NORTHERN LIGHTS has the feel of an old black and white photograph discovered in an attic. The bitter-sweet story of young lovers caught up in an political struggle waged by farmers against the grain trade, the banks and the railroads, NORTHERN LIGHTS brings back a forgotten era of American history and evokes the austere beauty of the Northern Plains. Written by Rob Nilsson

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17 November 1978 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$354 (USA) (15 November 2013)

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$5,291 (USA) (15 November 2013)
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Northern Lights at times suggests the early work of Ingmar Bergman, where the visual bleakness of the background emphasizes the emotions of the people... at times too, it's reminiscent of the stories of Sinclair Lewis and John Steinbeck (New York Daily News). See more »

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Written and Performed by Finbar Furey
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2 May 2000 | by (OKC) – See all my reviews

A dramamentary of the forming of the Non-Partisan League in North Dakota -- this stark, loving film portrays the struggle of the local NoDaks versus the railroads, banks and granaries controlled by distant Minnesotans. This is a classic that reaches toward the level of "Salt of the Earth."


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