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Junk Mail (1997)

Budbringeren (original title)
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 ...
Betsy
Trond Høvik ...
Sæther
Ådne Olav Sekkelsten ...
Per
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Espen (as Trond Fausa Aurvaag)
Henriette Steenstrup ...
Gina
Bjørn Sundquist ...
Stein
Karl Sundby ...
Rune
Rolf Arly Lund ...
Postmaster
Geir Morstad ...
Einar Karlsen
Rolf Dolven ...
Security Guard
Helge Sveen ...
Secondhand Bookseller
Geir-Atle Johnsen ...
Junkie 1 (as Geir Johnsen)
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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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10 April 1998 (USA)  »

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$2,100,000 (estimated)

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DEM 18,755 (Germany) (17 April 1998)
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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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Odd Norwegian black comedy
5 April 1999 | by (London) – See all my reviews

A twisty-turny narrative that ultimately leads nowhere, avoiding both exposition and explanation at the end of the day. Like a Nordic Coen Brothers film, this is more concerned with portraying quirky characters and odd scenarios, but despite some nifty camerawork, it is a rather ugly film, revelling in its depressingly squalid milieu without making any real point at the end of the day. The anti-hero remains a complete enigma throughout, but funnily enough, despite my reservations at the beginning, it was rather hard not to be won over at the end of the day. There were some marvellously taut action and suspense sequences, and some hilariously humourous scenes. Rather similar to most Scandinavian films I've seen actually. Dark grey and depressing, but blackly comic.


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