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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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Marie Theisen ...
Maria
Hildegun Riise ...
Mrs. Tunheim
Bjørn Sundquist ...
Johannes, her Father
Sylvia Salvesen ...
Moren
Martin Dahl Garfalk ...
Olav
Ina Sofie Brodahl ...
Anna
Ann Kristin Rasmussen ...
Birgit
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Young Priest
Hallvard Holmen ...
Seaman
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Bård
Petter Width Kristiansen ...
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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A Coming of Age Story about a Girl, for a Change
6 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maria is the teenage daughter of a rigid, authoritarian pastor in a conservative branch of Norway's state church in the early 1960s, and the time is approaching when she is supposed to be confirmed. However, she dreads her upcoming confirmation, because she doesn't want to live the drab, glum life that women in her church seem to lead. She wants to enjoy her youth, but her father even objects to her going to a café for a Coke with her friends.Her mother's serious illness and academic pressures only add to her stress.

Maria befriends a woman who is a member of her church; the two of them are obviously kindred spirits who feel constrained by the strict rules of their community.

What will she decide when the time comes to take her confirmation vows, especially after her life is shaken by bereavement? Almost all the coming of age stories I have seen or read have been about boys or young men. This film is unusual in that it's about a young girl trying to figure out who she is and her place in the world.


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