7.6/10
218
1 user

A Year Along the Abandoned Road (1991)

Året gjennom Børfjord (original title)
A portrait of a deserted fisherman's village in Northern Norway called Børfjord - a place with an incredible personality in the middle of a magnificent Arctic nature. The 12 minute short ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
3 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mr. Vampire (1985)
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror.

Director: Ricky Lau
Stars: Ching-Ying Lam, Siu-Ho Chin, Ricky Hui
On Your Mark (1995)
Animation | Sci-Fi | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Set in the future: Two men learn that a mysterious winged girl has been taken prisoner, and then decide that they must free her at any cost.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An astronomer falls asleep and has a strange dream involving a fairy queen and the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Georges Méliès
Demons (1971)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After being robbed by a geisha, a ronin warrior carves a bloody path to seek revenge.

Director: Toshio Matsumoto
Stars: Katsuo Nakamura, Yasuko Sanjo, Juro Kara
Kill! (1968)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two ronin - an ex-samurai and an ex-farmer - get caught up a local officials complex game of murder and betrayal.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Etsushi Takahashi, Yuriko Hoshi
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A peaceful, frightened little man (Dinos Iliopoulos) is mistakenly identified as "the dragon" ("o drákos"), a notorious criminal at large. He briefly and reluctantly rules the underworld ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Koundouros
Stars: Dinos Iliopoulos, Margarita Papageorgiou, Giannis Argyris
The Grey Fox (1982)
Biography | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When an aging, but gentlemanly stagecoach robber is released from prison, he decides to go to Canada to become a train robber.

Director: Phillip Borsos
Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama
Interrogation (1989)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Tonia goes out drinking. She wakes up in prison, not having a clue why she's there. She is tortured to encourage her to confess to a crime she is not aware of.

Director: Ryszard Bugajski
Stars: Krystyna Janda, Adam Ferency, Janusz Gajos
Araya (1959)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

"Araya" is an old natural salt mine located in a peninsula in northeastern Venezuela which was still, by 1959, being exploited manually five hundred years after its discovery by the Spanish... See full summary »

Director: Margot Benacerraf
Stars: José Ignacio Cabrujas, Laurent Terzieff
Go West (1923)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Len Powers
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The Yagyu family's elder son sends an old and cheap looking pot to his young brother, ignoring that the pot contains a map showing where it was hidden a treasure of a million ryo. He tries ... See full summary »

Director: Sadao Yamanaka
Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Kiyozo, Kunitarô Sawamura
Edit

Storyline

A portrait of a deserted fisherman's village in Northern Norway called Børfjord - a place with an incredible personality in the middle of a magnificent Arctic nature. The 12 minute short film was filmed in 70mm Super Panavision, using a specially developed "nature animation" technique. The result is a magic flight in one single shot, along the remains of an internal village road. At the same time a whole year passes by at 50 000 times normal speed! Most of the year, the village of Børfjord lies empty with virgin snow between cold houses. People show up only during a short and hectic summer season. But the cycles of nature go on as they have always done, totally independent of what people might do.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Release Date:

29 September 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Year Along the Abandoned Road  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| (35 mm prints)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Folk i husan
Written by Ole H. Bremnes and Ola Bremnes
Performed by Kari Bremnes and Ola Bremnes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent work!

An unique work, an unprecedented short-film in his period. There are some things that aren't said, for example that it took eleven years to be done. Hundred and fifty days in shooting, with an special computer program in those days where technology wasn't exactly what we know. Imagine this: between each frame in the film are 16 centimeters, the complete trajectory of the road is two and a half kilometers. If you can see it in some festival go, I really recommend it, the music is also excellent.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I get this? jedikaiti
Discuss A Year Along the Abandoned Road (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page