The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Baalsruds amazing escape from the German army from the coast of Northern Norway and across the border to the ... See full summary »
A large family is going to the mountain for their christmas vacation, in a rented cabin. Problems occur on Christmas Eve when the father gets drunk and his alcohol problem comes to show. We... See full summary »
Mona J. Hoel
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Two brothers in their 40s are found dead in the forest. By their side lies a woman, very weak, but still alive. "All that matters is past" is the story of how Janne meets William after many... See full summary »
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Anders W. Berthelsen,
A sensitive writer from a small town faces spiritual crisis as he tries to make it as a Hollywood screenwriter. Charlie Pontus (Joseph Culp) wanders around Los Angeles torn between his ... See full summary »
The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale... See full summary »
Hans Petter Moland
Lars Andreas Larssen,
Gard B. Eidsvold
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Hilde Nyeggen Martinsen,
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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