The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale... See full summary »
Hans Petter Moland
Lars Andreas Larssen,
Gard B. Eidsvold
Hawaii, Oslo is the story of a handful of people who cross each other's path without necessarily knowing each other, during the hottest day of the year, in Oslo. We follow Frode and Milla. ... See full summary »
Trond Espen Seim,
Jan Gunnar Røise,
Evy Kasseth Røsten
Larsen, an aspiring poet in 20's Oslo, leaves his girlfriend to spend a year as a trapper in East Greenland. There he is teamed with a seemingly rough old sailor/trapper, Randbek, and a ... See full summary »
Hans Petter Moland
Gard B. Eidsvold,
Uno is a story from inner-city Oslo about David, a twentyfive-year-old with few prospects for the future. His days are spent hanging around with petty criminals at an inner-city gym. Still,... See full summary »
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 »
The rock vocalist Viggo gets out of prison after eight years and starts looking for his past. Through songs, flashbacks and real time events he remembers the young female drug addict Vivian... See full summary »
Tone Beate Mostraum
Gas station owner, Lasse, spends most of his time rebuilding his old Tiger Moth aeroplane and dreams of one day flying it through the air. He barely notices the strange stories that focuses around his station in the 24 hours before Election Day. A man gets a nasty surprise as he leaves his family in the car to enjoy a quick skinny dip. A cow eats a mobile phone. A lesbian couple looses their child. A blind girl and her brother sells dubious lottery tickets. A boy falls in love with the girl at the gas station. A man picks up an impertinent young hitchhiker. Three girls with engine trouble get help from a man in a pyjamas. Nine old men meet a young girl stuck in a swamp. A movie inspired by eight Norwegian political parties, written by six writers and directed by nine directors. Written by
Smart and cruel film about Norway, and our views...
This film, titled FOLK FLEST BOR I KINA, which loosely translated would be; Most people live in China.
This title actually says a lot about the film, and how it sees us norwegians. Norway has 4,5 million citizens, China has way beyond 1 billion. The idea with this film is to have small segments within the film, one for each political party. A collaboration of screenwriters has put the scripts to paper, and 9 norwegian directors has created each of their part of this film.
With so many different creative forces, FOLK FLEST could easily become messy and quirky. But the frame-segment about Lasse, a gas-station owner who only wants to fly, saves the mess. It is a quirky, beautiful story - directed by Thomas Robsahm - that in a fine way connects to all of the other segments.
I'm not going to rave on about each small film within the film, so I am going to say that in general, this is a film with lots of enjoyment! The filmmakers have pinned down very characteristic and almost cruel views on the political parties, but what makes it charming and funny is the way they have used ordinary people to say something about very serious politics.
So, a fine film, but probably totally uninteresting for people outside Norway...
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