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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)  »

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Box Office

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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Gamblin' on Romance
Performed by Ottar Johansen (as Ottar Bighand Johansen)
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Text and Music R. Rogers
Published by Air Music
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This is what acting is all about
14 October 2002 | by (Haifa, Israel) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie In the 2001 Haifa film festival. The movie was shown without subtitles, and it was a little hard to follow at first, I admit. But this excellent movie has a way of engulfing the viewer, whether it is on a big screen or on TV.

The talented actors in this movie are directed beautifully by Hans Molland, and I myself will try to catch more of his films and follow his career. Stellan Skarsgård plays the part of an alcoholic middle aged man with so much authenticity and depth, that I find myself completely identifying with the character on screen. Lena Headey gives a stunning performance herself. the reversal of roles towards the end of the movie is graceful and subtle, as the actors follow the brilliant script.

The movie progresses smoothly across several layers of depth, and as the main two characters evolve in opposite directions, the audience is taken for a physical, as well as psychological, trip with them. The combined methods chosen by the script writers and the director make this an unforgettable movie, and for that I give it a solid 8/10.

enjoy!


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