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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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I Get Along Without You Very Well
Text and Music Hoagy Carmichael
Published by Famous Music Inc.
Courtesy of BMG Music Publishing Scandinavia AB
Performed by Chet Baker
© 1997 Blue Note Records, a registered trademark of Capitol Records
Courtesy of EMI Norsk AS
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Captivating - I was completely hooked
28 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

I began watching the film on the Sundance Channel today and I couldn't turn away, for all the right reasons. I wanted to find out how these people would make sense of the chaos in their lives and how or whether they'd meaningfully connect. It was shot with beautiful subtlety. For all of the pain and anger evident in their outward behavior there were traces of genuine human weakness and need which gave the relationship played by Headey and Skarsgård a fragile realism.

There aren't many films where a character's struggle for redemption or self-revelation appear in a realistic manner. Hearts rarely repair themselves in real life with the timely schedule we see so often in films. This film shows restraint in this area; as a viewer I was heartbroken by their frailty and delighted to see it as a creative decision. The actors did a terrific service to the story by holding true to that restraint.

I wanted to watch it again as soon as it was over.


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