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The Other Side of Sunday (1996)
"Søndagsengler" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  1 May 1998 (USA)
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The Other Side of Sunday, Also known in Norwegian as "Sndags Engler", is a movie that criticizes the small, and often tight church community. We follow the Preachers Daughter; Maria in her ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Tunheim
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Johannes, her Father
Sylvia Salvesen ...
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Pål Helge (as Petter With Kristiansen)
Henriette Engesæth ...
Tulla
Kristian Aaby ...
Stian
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The Other Side of Sunday, Also known in Norwegian as "Sndags Engler", is a movie that criticizes the small, and often tight church community. We follow the Preachers Daughter; Maria in her journey to liberate herself from the stiff church community and her father. Written by Ole Pettersen <Petters@eunet.no>

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Deserves more recognition
12 February 2003 | by (New South Wales, Australia) – See all my reviews

I'd not heard of this film before it appeared on our TV and, going by the extent of feedback to IMDB, it has not been widely seen or appreciated.

The storyline is simple. It concerns a teenage girl growing up in late 1950s Norway, in a strict religious household, with her father the local pastor. She begins to realise that there is more in the world than strict orthodox Christianity. This leads to increasing tensions and her gradual rebellion.

The film is warm and human, and there is enough wit and humour to prevent it becoming tedious, dry, or just another "teenage rebellion" movie. Having had a relatively similar upbringing, I found a great deal of honesty in this film.

The photography, acting, late 1950s musical background and overall quality are excellent, with possibly a nod of recognition to Bergman. As I said in my one-line summary, this film really does deserve more recognition.


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