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Detector (2000)

Detektor (original title)
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 ...
Max
Harald Eia ...
Ronny
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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 ...
Father
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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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On Daniel's bedroom table there is a book titled "L," actually written by screenwriter Erlend Loe. See more »

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Kristian: Om du stage brunt?
Harald: Ja, eg gjør nok det
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The restoration of the Norwegian movie industry (sort of)
4 January 2001 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

This is one of the greatest domestic movie successes in Norway in years, not only scoring very well at the box-office here, but also achieving some rave reviews from the press. The two has usually been a rare combination for a Norwegian movie, but 2000 finally saw such an anticipated result coming.

Admittedly, Detektor has a lot going for it, screenplay by Norway's most successful novelist in recent years, and starring the most promising actor Norway has seen in years, as well as a very well-known comedian.

However, in my opinion, Detektor doesn't really deliver. There are indeed some very amusing scenes, and the actors over-all do a good job, but the story-line itself is weak and rather bland, and there's really nothing that compelling about it, except a couple of rather surprising turns in some places.

As for people raving about this making it abroad, I can't see it happening really, as very much of its appeal, which is the humour, as far as I can see, probably won't go down that well with foreigners (e.g. the Sami private detective).

Despite my disappointment, it's pleasing to see that people's faith in Norwegian movies seems somewhat restored. A movie that scored with both the audience AND the press was heavily needed, even though I personally don't think that much of the one that actually made it. Here's hoping there'll be some making it in 2001 as well, and hopefully I will be able to justify those more than this one...


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