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When the Light Comes (1998)

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A young woman spends an adventurous winter with a trapper on Spitsbergen.

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Credited cast:
Francesca Vanthielen ...
Ellen
Joachim Król ...
Lars
Rick Engelkes ...
Robbert
Reidar Sørensen ...
Ragnar
Rodney Beddal ...
Jaromir
Marit Bolling ...
Saleswoman
Karin Lunden ...
Irina
Morten Røhrt ...
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Per Skjølsvik ...
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Trapper Lars is living on Spitsbergen, an island far north of Norway. His life consists mainly of hunting and fishing for survival. Being in peace with his environment, the sudden arrival of Ellen, a student, is quite a disturbing event. Lars, who permitted her to visit and live with him during the dark and cold winter in the first place, soon is challenged by her attraction and also by her strict will only to gain experience. The relation between the two unalike persons - who don't even have a language in common - is stressed from the beginning, and when Ragnar, another trapper, comes over, the situation is about to change. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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The only way through the darkness is together


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book is better
16 May 1999 | by (Lelystad, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I have read the book twice before I found the movie in my video store. I liked the book better, but I did like the movie very much. What a shame that the actress was a girl from Belgium, because of her accent. I loved the surroundings of the film set and really want to go and visit Spitsbergen myself! It is very beautiful there. The thing that I didn't like, was that it was supposed to be dark, but one good see, that a filter was used to make it dark.


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