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The Greatest Thing (2001)

Det største i verden (original title)
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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Herborg Kråkevik ...
Petra
Kirsti Stubø ...
Signe
Jesper Langberg ...
Pastor Holmsen
Thomas Hanzon ...
Hans Ødegård
Hildegun Riise ...
Gunlaug
Henrik Mestad ...
Aslak Grinde
Øyvind Gran ...
Bjarte
Mads Ousdal ...
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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Beautiful and vibrant
4 December 2014 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

A truly beautiful movie with many qualities if you like to watch an intense drama based in the 1800's rural Norway. Based upon acclaimed writer and Norwegian national independence hero Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's novel "The fisher girl" (orig. Fiskerjenten) from 1968, this is a great view of the 1800's Norwegian farming community.

Young and wild flower Petra is driven away from her western Norwegian small town after engaging to marry nothing less than three young men. She runs towards the capitol Kristiania (later renamed today's Oslo), and lies her way into a vicarage with a Danish widowed priest and her daughter, which she befriends. But after a while her lies catches up with her.

The production value is great, the filming of the scenery is breathtaking, and the multi talented star Herborg Kråkevik is perfectly cast as Petra, which seduces and melts every one on screen as well as in the audience. The rest of the cast also performs beautifully.

The director Thomas Robsahm has done a great job with this movie based upon a dated novel, which still is considered Bjørnsons main work, about the wildly charming character Petra... The film received massive critical acclaim and celebration from the press in a successful Norwegian film year.

The film resembles the vibrant "Telegrafisten", based upon the novel "Svermere" by Knut Hamsun. These films will without doubt have a equally satisfied audience.


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