Detector (2000)
"Detektor" (original title)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Ousdal ...
Daniel Jor
Hildegun Riise ...
Daniel's Mother
Ingjerd Egeberg ...
Janne / Silje
Allan Svensson ...
Harald Eia ...
Sverre Porsanger ...
Svein Sturla Hungnes ...
Nina Andresen Borud ...
Hege Drag (as Nina Andresen)
Hans Eirik Voktor ...
Jannik Bonnevie ...
Marian Ottesen ...
Nina Lill Veste ...
Tore Rygh ...


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 <>

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Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

25 August 2000 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Detector  »

Box Office


$1,541,163 (Norway) (29 December 2000)

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1.66 : 1
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On Daniel's bedroom table there is a book titled "L," actually written by screenwriter Erlend Loe. See more »


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Best Norwegian Movie since ... ever?
6 August 2000 | by (Oslo,Norway) – See all my reviews

For those who don't know: Norwegian filmindustry is very miserable for the moment.Changes have been demanded from media and from the audience. But nothing happens. Until now! Detektor is brand new, it is made by a young crew.The director,writer and the actors as well,are having their debut with this film.The writer,Erlend Loe,is a cult-novelist in Norway. His naive style has captured lots and lots of youngsters, and this movie follows the trend.

The movie is about Daniel Jor,a young shrink,who has a hobby for walking around with a metaldetector.He searches for metallic items in the soil,but maybe he's on the search for more.. (I can't tell)

It's hilarious,it's sad.It's dramatic and thrilling.And on top of it all; it's surprising! Welcome to the movie of the year. And I'm sure it'll be a hit. Maybe beyond norwegian borders as well...

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