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Orion's Belt (1985)
"Orions belte" (original title)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helge Jordal ...
Tom Jansen
Sverre Anker Ousdal ...
Lars
Hans Ola Sørlie ...
Sverre
Kjersti Holmen ...
Eva Gjelseth
Vidar Sandem ...
Helge
Nils Johnson ...
Erik
Jon Eikemo ...
Bache, Governor of Svalbard
Johan Sverre Myhre ...
Myhre (as Johan Sverre)
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Tveten
Holger Vistisen ...
Morken
Erik Øksnes ...
Sørensen
Bjørg Telstad ...
Mai
John Ausland ...
American Colonel (as John Ousland)
Jarl E. Goli ...
Sergeant
Tor Stokke ...
Justice Minister
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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.

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Release Date:

8 February 1985 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

La ceinture d'Orion  »

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SEK 3,448,647 (Sweden)
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The whole film was filmed twice shot-for-shot so there was one version in Norwegian and one in English. The English version is two minutes shorter than the Norwegian. See more »

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At 44:44 you see one of the Norwegians dropping his rifle, in the next shot he is still holding his rifle, and reloading it. See more »

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Great arctic thriller
5 October 2003 | by (Bergen, Norway) – See all my reviews

A movie based in the arctic Svalbard Islands north of Norway, it's about three small-time crooks seeing something they shouldn't have seen. The movie's story is based on a book by norwegian bestselling author and political radicalist Jon Michelet.

By many consider considered one of the best norwegian movies ever, Orions Belte combines a captivating story, great dramaturgy, awesome cinematography and beautiful music to go with it.

Some would probably find the dialogue "theatrical" or affected, a common critique of norwegian films from this period, but it is probably only noticeable by norwegians, and not really that conspicuous. I think the actors, especially Helge Jordal in leading role, do a great job.

The scenery is just amazingly beautiful, with white icebergs and tall desolate mountain ranges, all very nicely photographed. And Geir Bøhren's synth score is very fitting to the mood of the film, and also beautiful in its own right.

All in all, a movie you absolutely should see if you get the chance.


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