MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,576 this week

Svidd neger (2003)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 1,600 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 1 critic

Anna lives with her father Karl someplace in the outskirts of northern Norway. Karl killed his ex-wife and threw her newborn colored child into the sea when he discovered that she obviously... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 22 Nov 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 21 Feb 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 10 May 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 4 months ago
 
list image
a list of 27 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Svidd neger" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Svidd neger (2003)

Svidd neger (2003) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Svidd neger.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

How Soon Is Now? (TV Mini-Series 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Fanny Risberg, Simon J. Berger
Call Girl (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young girl is recruited from the bottom rung of society into a ruthless world where power can get you anything.

Director: Mikael Marcimain
Stars: Sofia Karemyr, Simon J. Berger, Josefin Asplund
Free Jimmy (2006)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.

Director: Christopher Nielsen
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Simon Pegg, Phil Daniels
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In this prequel to Elling (2001), Elling, a slightly autistic, but opinionated young man, lives with his aging mother who is worried what he'll do without her. She decides to take him on a trip to Spain to see new things.

Director: Eva Isaksen
Stars: Per Christian Ellefsen, Grete Nordrå, Helge Reiss
Elling (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and... See full summary »

Director: Petter Næss
Stars: Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Marit Pia Jacobsen
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A Norwegian parody of Kill Bill.

Director: Tommy Wirkola
Stars: Stig Frode Henriksen, Tommy Wirkola, Linda Øverlie Nilsen
Pappa kom hem (2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Stein Elvestad
Stars: Stefan Sundström, Jack Vreeswijk
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Igor Heitzmann
Stars: Igor Heitzmann, Renate Heitzmann, Staatskapelle Berlin
The Laser Man (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Follows the Swedish serial killer and bank robber John Ausonius, nicknamed "the laser man".

Stars: David Dencik, Mats Blomgren, Sten Johan Hedman
The First Gypsy in Space (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Sunita Memetovic, Bylent Veckollari, Wojciech Medynski
Never Give Up (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Jun'ya Satô
Stars: Ken Takakura, Ryôko Nakano, Hiroko Yakushimaru
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kingsford Siayor ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eirik Junge Eliassen ...
Peder
Björn Granath ...
Presten
Kjersti Lid Gullvåg ...
Anna
Thor-Inge Gullvåg ...
Karl
Guri Johnson ...
Ellen Margrethe
Frank Jørstad ...
Normann Hætta bongo Utsi Saus
Isaka Sawadogo ...
Faren
Maja Zakariassen
Edit

Storyline

Anna lives with her father Karl someplace in the outskirts of northern Norway. Karl killed his ex-wife and threw her newborn colored child into the sea when he discovered that she obviously had been unfaithful. Now Karl is being haunted by her ghost and is developing a serious drinking problem. Anna is looking for the love of her life, but there aren't many bachelors around - until they discovers another small family on the other side of the mountain. They meet a semi-alcoholized widow on Karl's age, her son Peder, and her black adopted son, Ante, that arrived from the sea on a piece of wood. Written by haddal

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

11 April 2003 (Norway)  »

Box Office

Budget:

NOK 4,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A dark crazy-comedy about the life at the Norwegian countryside.
21 February 2008 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

It's funny because it's true... or is it? I've grown up near the countryside of western Norway and know people here quite well. I've never been up north though, but If the countryside in the northern part of Norway has any likeness to the places I have been this movie is not just fiction, It's partly documentary. This movie capture in a very absurd, original and hilarious way how weird a small community may become If it's left alone, hidden from the eyes of the world.

Even thou the movie has been blamed for racism because of the title there is really no racism in this movie other than between the different characters in the story. The title "Svidd Neger" (Englis: Burned Negro) is a mystery to me cause it's clearly narrowing down the movie's appeal. This is not a movie containing any racist propaganda, but rather parodying the narrow-minded expectation some people have of how a black man should be, and the impression many Norwegians have of the Sami-people. Remember, the cast and crew who made this film is multicultural themselves.

The story circles around tree main stories, which all are revealed to us piece by piece. The first character we really get to know is Ante, a young boy who struggle with his identity. He was raised to believe he's of the Norwegian native people (the Sami) thou, he can't overlook his dark skin and curly black hair. He lives with his adoptive mother and his older, and extremely sexually frustrated brother Peder. At the other side of a swampy hill lives the young woman Anna with her alcoholic father. Watching it all is Normann. A young man of a Sami-family who has decided to leave the traditional life of his people, and try to become as Norwegian as possible.

They all live their simple lives not knowing about the families living at the other side of the muddy hill. By a mere coincidence the two families get aware of each others existence, wish consequences get beyond everybody's imagination. And when the young Sami man Normann appears the things quickly gets out of control...

First off all. This movie is mad, stark raving mad. The movie is clearly inspired by a wave of Finnish movies from the 60'ies-70'ies which basically where dramas about small communities, wasted youth, drinking and murder. These were sent at prime-time Norwegian television, probably causing severe trauma at kids of that generation forcing them to make movies like this as a sort of therapy. And thank god for that! The movie also parodies the myths circulating in Norway about the people living far north in our country. Where the extreme stereotype is swearing, a heavy drinker and prefer resolve things with violence.

The movie also got a great soundtrack by the Norwegian band "Ulver" which underline the mood of the film, making it darker, funnier and even more psychedelic.

Showing such a totally indifference with such simple things as time, realism and common sense this is by my opinion one of the best dark comedies I've seen. Why? Because it manage to capture human nature, but at the same time removing all the basic rules of how a movie should be and all "unesseseary realism". Add a dose of violence, nudity, horror, and heavy drinking and you're getting close but not quite. I can guarantee that someone will with no doubt find this movie to be the worst, most pointless and disgusting movie they've seen. But at least it got a reaction beyond plane boredom. And one thing can I guarantee. Eighter you love it or you hate it. There is no in-between.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is there a US base in Norway? lioil
Banned in Australia excessive_exploitation
Svidd Neger vs. Kill Buljo Moonhop
If you liked Svidd Neger.... nickwusz
Could Ante be the son of a white mother? lioil
does anyone know what the tiltle means? whothrewthat
Discuss Svidd neger (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?