Junk Mail (1997)
"Budbringeren" (original title)

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A lazy postman puts his nose where it doesn't belong.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Skjærstad ...
Roy Amundsen
Andrine Sæther ...
Line Groberg
Per Egil Aske ...
Georg Rheinhardsen
Eli Anne Linnestad ...
Trond Høvik ...
Ådne Olav Sekkelsten ...
Espen (as Trond Fausa Aurvaag)
Henriette Steenstrup ...
Bjørn Sundquist ...
Karl Sundby ...
Rolf Arly Lund ...
Geir Morstad ...
Einar Karlsen
Rolf Dolven ...
Security Guard
Helge Sveen ...
Secondhand Bookseller
Geir-Atle Johnsen ...
Junkie 1 (as Geir Johnsen)


A postman, Roy, finds the key to an apartment left in the mailbox. Investigating the apartment, he falls in love with its inhabitant, Line. But Line has other "friends", involved in dangerous affairs. Written by Bjorn Smestad <bjornsm@math.uio.no>

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Release Date:

10 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Junk Mail  »

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$2,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 18,755 (Germany) (17 April 1998)


DEM 18,755 (Germany) (17 April 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Line Groberg: Why are you following me?
Roy Amundsen: I don't know.
Line Groberg: Are you going to follow me for a long time?
Roy Amundsen: I think so.
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References Postman Pat (1981) See more »

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the Scandinavians always come up with something
25 June 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Once we rented this movie just to see what it was about. We were fairly impressed. It focuses on Oslo mailman Roy Amundsen, who is sort of down on his luck. Then, he gets interested in a woman and starts following her around. When she leaves her key in a mailbox, he has it copied, gets locked in her apartment, and gets a little (or a lot) more than he bargained for! Some of the world's most interesting movies have come from Scandinavia (e.g., anything by Ingmar Bergman). "Budbringeren" (called "Junk Mail" in English) is no exception. This look at some of Norway's grittier aspects is truly eye-opening. Maybe it's not any kind of masterpiece, but it's still an interesting slice-of-life tale.

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