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Detector (2000)
"Detektor" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  25 August 2000 (Norway)
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Daniel Jul is a 28 year old psychiatrist, still living with his mom. He and his friend Ronny have one thing in common, they like searching for metallic objects in the ground. One day they ... See full summary »

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Daniel Jor
Hildegun Riise ...
Daniel's Mother
Ingjerd Egeberg ...
Janne / Silje
Allan Svensson ...
Max
Harald Eia ...
Ronny
Jon Øigarden ...
Kenneth
Sverre Porsanger ...
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Jørgen
Svein Sturla Hungnes ...
Gordon
Nina Andresen Borud ...
Hege Drag (as Nina Andresen)
Hans Eirik Voktor ...
Martinsen
Jannik Bonnevie ...
Charlotte
Marian Ottesen ...
Laila
Nina Lill Veste ...
Mother
Tore Rygh ...
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Daniel Jul is a 28 year old psychiatrist, still living with his mom. He and his friend Ronny have one thing in common, they like searching for metallic objects in the ground. One day they find a jewel with the name "Janne" imprinted. This is the beginning of something big for Daniel. His life will never be the same. He's about to discover a lot of hidden secrets, about himself and others. Written by Daniel Flathagen <albatron@daniel.as>

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$1,541,163 (Norway) (29 December 2000)
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Kristian: Om du stage brunt?
Harald: Ja, eg gjør nok det
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I never heard of the director before, but I hope he'll make more movies.
2 February 2005 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

When people think of European cinema they almost immediately will think of Spain or France, but have you ever thought of the Scandinavian countries as being a source of good and interesting movies? You probably already heard of Ingmar Bergman and the Dogme rules, but there are more Scandinavians who know how to make a good movie. The Norwegian Pål Jackman (I admit that he was a complete stranger to me as well) has made with "Detektor" a very enjoyable and intelligent comedy / drama. I really hope he'll make more movies in the near future.

This movie is about two friends who have only one thing in common. Daniel is 28 years old, still lives with his mother and works as a psychiatrist. His friend Ronny lives on his own and has his own radio station (if you can call it that) called 'Radio Illegal. Both share the passion for walking around with a metal detector, searching for some valuables in the ground. One day they find a little jewel with the name Janne engraved in it. Because Daniel wants to give it back to its rightful owner, he makes Ronny announce it on the radio. Soon a woman reacts and she comes to collect the jewel. Meeting her changes Daniel's life completely and eventually he'll find out a lot of hidden secrets about his life and the lives of the ones that he loves.

The story is good and has some surprising twists to offer. The acting is certainly more than just OK and the same can be said about the humor, although I don't know if it will always be understood by people who don't know much about Scandinavia (For instance the jokes about the Laps or Sami). Personally I really enjoyed this movie and I give it an 8/10.


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