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Cast

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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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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Followed by Sofies verden (2000) See more »

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Composed by Sverre Indris Joner
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Excellent movie!
10 August 1999 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

This movie was very well made, from a very difficult book, the solution became excellent. This is a movie you can learn a lot, and it's good entertainment. The limit in Norway is 11 year, so actually it is a movie for teenagers, but adult can also have much pleasure of it.


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