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Sofies verden (1999)

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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Silje Storstein ...
Sofie Amundsen / Hilde Møller Knag
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Andrine Sæther ...
Sofie's mother
Bjørn Floberg ...
Major Albert Knag
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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
Ingar Helge Gimle ...
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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Upon it's release in 1999 it was the most expensive film to date in Norway. See more »

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An adventurous film!
30 August 1999 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

A comprehensive novel, and the even more comprehensive history of philosophy, is made into a fabulous film, containing some of the high lights of the European history since Socrates up to the Russian revolution. The script is like a fairy tail; in a simple language Gustavson (the director) presents us to this complexity with divertisement and lightness. Congratulation!


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