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Pia is coming home for Christmas after traveling in England for about 6 months. She wants to catch up with her boyfriend, Kristoffer, who was supposed to have joined her on the trip, but ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pia Tjelta ...
Kim Andersen
Lin Giske Andersen
Reidar Ewing ...
Gaute Garlid ...
Kristoffer Helgesen
Gro Elin Hjelle
Marianne Holter
Pål Jackman
Eigil Kvie Jansen
Gunn Marit Holm Jansen
Bjørn Kjetil Johansen
Marko Iversen Kanic


Pia is coming home for Christmas after traveling in England for about 6 months. She wants to catch up with her boyfriend, Kristoffer, who was supposed to have joined her on the trip, but backed out at the last minute. Finding him, however, is turning out to be quite a task. While searching, she meets several more or less disgruntled and dissatisfied people. And when Santa turns up things start happening... Written by Signy

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The movie was planned to be all in black and white (because it was cheaper) but the crew "inherited" some left over color film from the filming of Detektor. See more »


When Pia is on the train with Santa, they cross the T-junction at Revheimsveien and Ragbakken in Stavanger three times. Once heading east, then west, then finally northeast where the train stops. See more »


Referenced in This is the Song you Need (2004) See more »

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Actually, a quite entertaining comedy from south west Norway:
15 April 2003 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Filmed in the Norwegian oil capital of Stavanger, this movie became a big hit in Norway in very short time after theatrical release. Obviously, this is because the film struck a chord with the Norwegian audience. Judging by it's Imdb rating at the time of writing (7.3), the registered users who rated it at the herewith site also mostly enjoyed it.

Now, I never saw it in theatrical release, but borrowed a copy on VHS. I saw no antagonist in the movie. There was a protagonist though, and she was one of several cute girls in the movie - for what it's worth.

I was somewhat disappointed the first half hour or so, but then the film really picked up. (There is also a quite amusing scene in the first half hour, in a bar, which I also think will appeal to many film buffs. Watch it, and you'll know what I mean.. ). I do believe that having some knowledge of and experience with youth culture in south west coast Norway helps in getting all the comedic points and a good feel for the general ambience of the film. It wasn't only a hit in western Norway though, so surely there are more than just a few universal puns in there.

It's a movie about being young and not really having too much of a clue in life, whilst at the same time providing more serious pointers about relationships between people in general and between lovers, either new or established ones as such, more especially. But first and foremost it is a whacky feel-good comedy with a lot of slap stick humour, a touch of crazy comedy and some poignant dialogue. Bare with it for the first half hour, and there's a good chance you'll catch an infatuation with it too ! :)

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