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Aberdeen (2000)

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Kaisa is a Scot, a successful London lawyer, who snorts coke and has one-night stands with strangers. Her mother calls from Aberdeen with some story begging her to fly to Norway and collect... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tomas
Jean Anderson ...
Kaisa as a Child
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Kaisa
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Helen
Louise Goodall ...
Sara
Jason Hetherington ...
Perkins
Kate Lynn Evans ...
Emily
John Killoran ...
Blake
John Harwood ...
Huddleson
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Receptionist (as Sarah Marie Maltha)
Fergus McLarnon ...
Eric
Anders T. Andersen ...
Customs Official
Henriette Steenstrup ...
Car Rental Clerk
Kari Simonsen ...
Waitress
Jan Grønli ...
Granbakken
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Kaisa is a Scot, a successful London lawyer, who snorts coke and has one-night stands with strangers. Her mother calls from Aberdeen with some story begging her to fly to Norway and collect her alcoholic dad whom she hasn't seen in years. The impatient Kaisa reluctantly agrees. The story is a ruse: mom is dying and wants her ex and her daughter together again. The trip gets complicated (dad is too drunk to fly and the hot-tempered Kaisa gets them banned from the airline): they go by ferry then car, needing a great deal of help along the way from a sweet lorry driver named Clive. Will they reach Aberdeen before mom's death, and will Kaisa find any stability within herself or in others? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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8 September 2000 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Antimetopoi me tin alitheia  »

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Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,963 (USA) (19 October 2001)

Gross:

$64,148 (USA) (19 April 2002)
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Kairo 'Kaisa' Heller: Fine, call security. Fucking Bitch, d'ya know that?
[puts middle finger up at her]
Airline Stewardess: Is that supposed to be a threat?
Kairo 'Kaisa' Heller: Err, no, no. It's an index finger you dimwit, but that
[shows a fist]
Kairo 'Kaisa' Heller: ... that's a fist. But not for hitting... for fist-fucking tight arsed pussies like your good self!
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Performed by Lene Lovich
Courtesy of Oval Records (UK)
Written by Lene Lovich and Les Chappell
Published by Oval Music
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Riveting, spellbinding, and not for everyone
24 July 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

In "Aberdeen", a young London attorney (Headey) goes to Norway to retrieve her long estranged alcoholic father (Skarsgard) and escort him to Aberdeen, Scotland for a last visit with her dying mother. Along the way, a simple journey becomes an odyssey of discovery as the 15 year separated father and daughter get to know the best and the worst of each other. The principals in this harsh, bitter, poignant, and sincere drama bust some serious acting chops as they flesh out their characters with shades of anger, hostility, vulnerability, courage, and quiet caring. A beautiful film for those into serious no frills drama. (B+)

Note - Shame on Tivo for giving this critically acclaimed audience pleaser a meager two stars.


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