Oslo, 1932. Espen Arnakke, an up and coming Danish born writer who only writes non-fiction, is constantly butting heads with book critic Johan Hoeg, who has not been impressed by anything ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (novel) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Glassdukkene (2014)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A mother reports her student daughter Lisa missing, but detective Aslak Eira is getting too little information, and she is found in a lake. The more they investigate, the less they seem to understand. Then Lisa's best friend goes missing.

Director: Nils Gaup
Stars: Stig Henrik Hoff, Lena Kristin Ellingsen, Anders Dahlberg
North Star (1996)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Set during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800's. In his efforts to gain control of a small mining town, Sean McLennon is buying up every mining claim that becomes available, usually ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Gaup
Stars: James Caan, Christopher Lambert, Catherine McCormack
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.

Director: Nils Gaup
Stars: Mikkel Gaup, Anni-Kristiina Juuso, Aslat Mahtte Gaup
Pathfinder (1987)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjuder", roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area, including the parents and their little ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Gaup
Stars: Mikkel Gaup, Ingvald Guttorm, Nils Utsi
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Einar and Bjørn leave Lene on the island for a fishing trip. Then her former lover, Gaute, drops by unexpectedly. Drunk, he sleeps in the double bed. Lene sleeps on the couch and wakes up ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Gaup
Stars: Lene Elise Bergum, Svein Roger Karlsen, Morten Abel
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Based on a true story the film tells the story of Svend who fights to save his elderly parents' marriage even though it has made his life almost unbearable. When he meets Lizzie he ... See full summary »

Director: Jesper W. Nielsen
Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Iben Hjejle, Per Oscarsson
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A Sergeant in the UN peacekeeping force in Bosnia charges money to take some gun toting civilians on a guided tour to shoot some real Serbs 'for the excitement of it'. Fatal events unfold, revealing the starkness of war and armed strife.

Director: Aage Rais-Nordentoft
Stars: Mikkel Bay, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Anders Valentinus Dam
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Rebecca has inherited her grandmother's Gothic mansion and brings both her best friend an her boyfriend for a weekend. While exploring the crypts they discover an old dusty book, which ... See full summary »

Director: Shaky González
Stars: Maria Stokholm, Mette Louise Holland, Tomas Villum Jensen
Vildspor (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Charming desperado Ossy, carryng a deadly secret, tracks down his childhood pal Jimmy in Iceland. But Jimmy, now with a family and a regular job, will do anything to hide his past.

Director: Simon Staho
Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Mads Mikkelsen, Nukâka
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A gang of small-time crooks screws up. Ripping off a Chinese shipping container, they find heroin belonging to Latvian mafia. A friend of theirs, a nice cop, tries to mediate, acting in good faith.

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen
Stars: Kim Bodnia, René Dif, Nicolas Bro
Rembrandt (2003)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Mick and Tom are an unlikely father-son team of petty thieves. They've been hired to steal a painting from a museum. By accident, they steal the wrong painting: Denmark's only original Rembrandt masterpiece, worth millions.

Director: Jannik Johansen
Stars: Lars Brygmann, Jakob Cedergren, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
The Headsman (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Director Simon Aeby's epic film chronicles the time-tested loyalty of two friends during Europe's 16th-century Inquisition. Orphans Martin (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Georg (Peter McDonald)... See full summary »

Director: Simon Aeby
Stars: Steven Berkoff, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie Cox
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Espen Arnakke (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
...
John Wakefield
...
Jenny
Bjørn Floberg ...
Johan Hoeg
Knut Husebø ...
Cafe Guest
Espen Haavardsholm ...
Cafe Guest
Anne Krigsvoll ...
Cafe Guest
John Sigurd Kristensen ...
Cafe Guest
Jeanne Bøe ...
Cafe Guest (as Jeanne Bøe Larsen)
Tonja Sitara Sanborn ...
Cafe Guest
Sven Henriksen ...
Head Waiter
Sturla Berg-Johansen ...
Waiter (as Sturla Berg Johansen)
Stig Hoffmeyer ...
Wilhelm Arnakke
Else Qualmann ...
Amaila Arnakke
Henrik Sloth ...
Janus
Edit

Storyline

Oslo, 1932. Espen Arnakke, an up and coming Danish born writer who only writes non-fiction, is constantly butting heads with book critic Johan Hoeg, who has not been impressed by anything about Espen since his arrival onto the literary scene in Norway. Upon reflection, Espen realizes that there is some truth to Johan's words, regardless of his arrogant tone, based on Espen perhaps not being true to himself in what he is writing. As such, he decides to give his in-progress memoirs to the one person who he truly does want to impress, Johan's girlfriend Jenny, to read. Those memoirs largely detail him trying to escape from his life: escaping from his small town Danish upbringing where he was expected, as was every other male, to work at the town's ironworks, instead of his want to pursue some sort of schooling; and escaping from the sadistic captain and crew on the Newfoundland bound merchant ship he boarded in escaping from Denmark. He ended up in the fishing town of Misery Harbour, ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

| | |

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

3 September 1999 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Flugten fra Jante  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
My God. A good Canadian movie...
6 February 2003 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

Well, we had some help from the Scandanavians. Normally I avoid Canadian movies automatically. 90% of them are ghastly and pretentious. I made an exception here because we had visited Newfoundland last fall. I had been under the impression that it was a spoof of Random Passage. Not at all. It's a rollicking good adventure based on a true story. There is action, romance, rape and humour. Good stuff indeed!


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Misery Harbour (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?