In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the ... See full summary »
Sofie is an ordinary Norwegian girl. One day she recieves a video tape on which a certain Alberto Knox talks directly to her from ancient Greece. They then start to meet at different ... See full summary »
Tomas von Brömssen,
Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang, his ex, a few women - and a snitch. His son has a fiancé. Her family doesn't approve ... See full summary »
Jannicke, Morten Tobias, Eirik, Mikael and Ingunn are on a snowboarding vacation in Jotunheimen. They are forced to take shelter in an abandoned hotel when Morten Tobias breaks his leg and ... See full summary »
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal,
Rolf Kristian Larsen,
Tomas Alf Larsen
The crew of the TV show "Real TV" with controlling boss Gunnar on the front line will soon begin production of a reality show for which participants are selected to survive in the ... See full summary »
Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling ... See full summary »
Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home - a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. But Ingrid's real problems lie ... See full summary »
Ellen Dorrit Petersen,
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.
This is a rare happening in norwegian cinema. Here we have a beautifully crafted film with excellent acting that's miles ahead of the normal fare of norwegian movies from the eighties.
The movie is loosely adapted on one of Knut Hamsuns lighter novels, "Sværmere" ("Dreamers"), and it tells the story of telegraphist and hobby-inventor Ove Rolandsen during some flirtatious summer months. He is just about to do the invention of his life, but is constantly distracted by his female admirers and his need for money. Although this sounds like some easy going comedy, the pacing and directing makes the film more focused on characters and mood. In a way, it can be compared to the happier works of Ingmar Bergman.
The acting is kept stylized, to maintain the offbeat tone of Hamsuns archetypal characters. But while this device can be distancing, it has the opposite effect in this film; creating characters that are oddly lovable. Some of the most famous norwegian theatre actors give their best screen roles in this film, and I dare say they have never reached this level since.
The cinematography and music also deserves a mention. Everything unites and elevates this film into a very complete and elegant movie experience.
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