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Falling Sky (2002)
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Reidar is a resident at Solihøgda psychiatric institution. He is expecting the Earth to be hit by a huge meteor any time now, but until then he is busy trying to keep his fellow patient, ... See full summary »

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Johannes
Hildegun Riise ...
Vigdis
Gitte Rio Jørgensen ...
Fru Ruud
Endre Hellestveit ...
Thomas
Min Min Tun ...
Wong
Kjersti Sandal ...
Siw
Jon Bleiklie Devik ...
Alf
Petter Width Kristiansen ...
Eilert
Bjørn Sundquist ...
Juni's father
Janny Hoff Brekke ...
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Stig R. Amdam ...
Policeman #1 (as Stig Amdam)
Sverre Røssummoen ...
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Jon Ketil Johnsen ...
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Reidar is a resident at Solihøgda psychiatric institution. He is expecting the Earth to be hit by a huge meteor any time now, but until then he is busy trying to keep his fellow patient, Juni, from killing herself. And it doesn't happen often. But maybe one is allowed to hope. That when the quarks in the ball are correctly aligned with the quarks in the wall that you throw it at, there won't be a collision. But a moment of harmony when everything is balanced. And that moment could be now. Written by Signy

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Vi kan ikke redde alle planetene, men kanskje jorden for eksempel?

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Der Himmel stürzt ein  »

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"We can't save all the planets, but maybe the earth?"
29 November 2002 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

In a small town in Norway, or maybe a suburb to one of the bigger cities, we meet a group of people and get involved in their lives for three hectic days before Christmas. These people all tell us their story, and at the same time tell the story of somebody else.

We meet Reidar (Joner) and Juni (Bonnevie). They are patients at a mental institution, and have a close relationship (but to many of the viewers a strange one, I would guess) Juni hits people who touch her and we are not talking feminine slaps here, but full on break-your-nose-punches. Juni is also suicidal, and Reidar does his best to look after her. Reidar is a very responsible person, who is likely to take the blame for everything. He is also an astrology expert. Based on his constant studies, he has come to the conclusion that the sky might fall down any minute. Reidar's hope is that though we might not be able to save the other planets, we might save our own. Along with these two protagonists we meet a wide and colourful gallery of characters, they are all involved in each other's lives on some level, and they all have a story to tell.

It is very difficult to write a summary of this film, because it is so well made. If I write about one person, I have to mention more, and more, and soon I am giving away most of the plot. The film is full of surprises and lovely and vulnerable characters. It is extremely funny, and extremely sad at the same time. You laugh with tears in your eyes, constantly!

My guess is that this is another one of the films that will be bought from Hollywood and made into a similar, but not half as good box-office wonder. I truly hope though, and recommend, that you go see this film in Norwegian, even if this is not your native language, and enjoy it.


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