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Sophie's World (1999)
"Sofies verden" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Silje Storstein ...
Sofie Amundsen / Hilde Møller Knag
Tomas von Brömssen ...
Andrine Sæther ...
Sofie's mother
Bjørn Floberg ...
Major Albert Knag
Hans Alfredson ...
Socrates (as Hasse Alfredson)
Nils Vogt ...
Lærer Jacobsen
Minken Fosheim ...
Hildes mor
Edda Trandum Grjotheim ...
Jorunn
Arne Haakonaasen Dahl ...
Georg / Mischa / Giovanni (as Arne Haakenaasen Dahl)
Sullivan Lloyd Nordrum ...
Jørgen
Kjersti Holmen ...
Fru Johnsen
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Herr Johnsen
Giorgos Floros ...
Meletos (as Giorgios Floros)
Sven Henriksen ...
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Sofie is an ordinary Norwegian girl. One day she recieves a video tape on which a certain Alberto Knox talks directly to her from ancient Greece. They then start to meet at different occasions and throughout the film, Alberto takes Sofie on an odyssey of the history of philosophy, from ancient Greece, over the Roman empire, the Middle ages, the renaissance, the enlightenment, the big revolutions and up to today. Throughout this journey, they start to realise that they are only fictions of a story writer's imagination and start conceiving a plan for escaping into reality. Written by Anders E Lundin

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Who am I? Who are you? Where does the world come from?

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6 August 1999 (Norway)  »

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El mundo de Sofía  »

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NOK 70,000,000 (estimated)

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$16,875 (Denmark) (19 November 1999)
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Don't miss out on this gem!
26 February 2001 | by (the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I had not read the book, but was (and am) very curious about it. Seeing the film would hopefully tell me if I would like the book. Well, I am going to buy and read it as soon as I can now! I absolutely loved the film. It was beautifully shot, well acted and the story didn't feel at all like just a book made into a film! The story was engrossing and thorough, even though not all the philosophers were included and only a short introduction was given to what they represented. It made me wanting more, but did not leave a sense of something truly lacking. At several points my mouth was hanging open in awe: I did not expect a Norwegian film to look this stunning. Especially the images of Sofie and Alberto going back in time were breathtaking (did much of the budget go into computer imaging?). Anyone who has the chance: don't miss out on this gem!


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