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The Greatest Thing (2001)
"Det største i verden" (original title)

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Petra is driven away by a raging mob after engaging to merry 3 bachelors in her 1800's home town. On her flight toward the capitol, she lies her way into a vicarage. Based upon Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons famous 1968-novel "The fisher girl".

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Herborg Kråkevik ...
Petra
Kirsti Stubø ...
Signe
Jesper Langberg ...
Pastor Holmsen
Thomas Hanzon ...
Hans Ødegård
Hildegun Riise ...
Gunlaug
Henrik Mestad ...
Aslak Grinde
Øyvind Gran ...
Bjarte
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Yngve Vold
Endre Hellestveit ...
Gunnar
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Theatre Manager
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Ada Blom
Grete Nordrå ...
Tine
Trond Høvik ...
Doctor
Karen Høie ...
First Wife
Turid Jacobsen ...
Second Wife
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Petra is driven away by a raging mob after engaging to merry 3 bachelors in her 1800's home town. On her flight toward the capitol, she lies her way into a vicarage. Based upon Bjørnstjerne Bjørnsons famous 1968-novel "The fisher girl".

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31 August 2001 (Norway)  »

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Det största i världen  »

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NOK 30,000,000 (estimated)
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so great!
5 November 2004 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

This was the first Norwegian film I have ever seen. It was fabulous! The cast was great and the main character, Petra, a free spirit with a past, was absolutely stirring and inspiring. She is, as a French friend of mine says, "like Pippi Longstocking." She weaves amazing stories, but the real Petra behind those stories is just as intriguing. She is a young woman who has run from her past to start anew with a preacher and his daughter.

I don't want to ruin this for you. Unfortunately, it is not available in this country and I wish more people here could see it, like I did.

Hopefully, it will be released here one day. The cinematography alone is stunning!


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