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Beatles to open Niff

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Beatles to open Niff
Adaptation of Lars Saabye Christensen’s novel to open the 42nd Norwegian International Film Festival.

Beatles will open the 42nd Norwegian International Film Festival, which runs Aug 16-22

Dane Peter Flinth’s adaptation of Lars Saabye Christensen’s novel of the same name centres on a gang of boys who involuntarily grow up, losing each other to life’s many pitfalls. It features several original Beatles songs.

Producer Jørgen Storm Rosenberg will be at the festival, ten years after he opened the festival with his debut production Uno.

Flinth commented: “I am greatly pleased that Beatles has been chosen to open the Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund. I have been there many times – it’s a place where there is always time, space and quiet to meet friends and colleagues from all of the Nordic countries.”

Beatles is produced by StormRosenberg and will be released in Norway on Aug 29 through Sf Norge.
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Aksel Hennie Joins Ratner's Hercules

Aksel Hennie is going Hollywood.We've been vocal fans of the Norwegian star here at Twitch since first coming across him in a pair of 2004 films - Uno and Hawaii, Oslo - and have tracked his career with great interest ever since. And with massive Norwegian hits such as Max Manus and Headhunters now under his belt - both of which also secured major international attention - it comes as no surprise that Hennie is casting his eye farther afield. Hennie has just joined the cast of Brett Ratner's Hercules, in which he will star opposite Dwayne Johnson as Tydeus - an axe wielding warrior so crazed he needs to be chained at night while he sleeps. Is a Ratner action film the way I'd...

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Aksel Hennie To Star In Morten Tyldum's Headhunters

As anybody who is a regular reader of this site can tell you there are a handful of actors around the world whose careers I follow with particular intensity. It's not just because they're talented, though they certainly are. It's because they also have a nose for talent and a remarkable ability to attach themselves to strong scripts and strong directors as well. Ananda Everingham is one of these guys. Tadanobu Asano was for years, though he's slowed now. Nikolaj Lie Kaas is another. And in Norway, there's Aksel Hennie.

Hennie first came to my attention as the writer-director-star of gritty drama Uno, after which I found him in Hawaii, Oslo and was pretty much hooked. Hennie's a picky one, very selective with his projects, and I would imagine that would be even more the case than normal after the massive international success of Max Manus, in which he played the lead.
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Berlinale 2010: Fantastic Trailer For Norwegian Black Comedy A Somewhat Gentle Man

It's the curse of the film market. After four solid days of seeing not a single film that I truly loved at the European Film Market - a discouraging experience when you're packing in four or five screenings a day - day five finally brought success with the market screening of official selection A Somewhat Gentle Man.  A deliciously black comedy starring Stellan Skarsgard as a man freshly released from prison, this one took mere moments to cast its spell and, finally, I had found a film worthy of loving. And, the fates being cruel indeed, I had to leave half an hour early to take an important meeting.  Sigh.

From Norway's Paradox production house - consistent purveyors of quality - and with a cast so strong it can afford to tuck Uno's Aksel Hennie away in a bit part, this is the sort of dark absurdism that would do the Coen Brothers proud.
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Tiff Review: Cold Lunch (Lonsj)

A note to aspiring film makers: films populated entirely with horrible people are not generally a good time to sit through, no matter how well made they may be. Sure, there are exceptions, films with characters so bad that you get the vicarious thrill of living through them or films that pack a serious emotional catharsis generally, but for the most part it’s a pretty tough road to walk. Make those horrible characters all incredibly passive and self absorbed and you’ve got two big strikes against you.

And, with that, welcome to Cold Lunch, the debut feature from Norway’s Eva Sorhaug with a stellar cast of Norway’s best and brightest - including the first major screen role for Uno and Hawaii, Oslo star Aksel Hennie in a few years - playing horribly self absorbed people who just generally can’t seem to be bothered to make
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