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Gymnaslærer Pedersen (2006)

A drama focused on Norwegian society in the 1970s, an era dominated by Marxism and Leninism.

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Gymnaslærer Knut Pedersen
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Nina Skåtøy
Anne Ryg ...
Lise Tanner
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Werner Ludal
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Jan Klåstad
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Gunnar Bøe
Silje Torp ...
Anne Britt Bru (as Silje Torp Færavaag)
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Harald Tholfsen
Elin Sogn ...
Unni Langmoen
Henriette Steenstrup ...
Fru Bøe
Robert Skjærstad ...
Unni Langmoens man
Linn Skåber ...
Rektor
Eli Anne Linnestad ...
Gerd Tangen
Ståle Rue ...
Tor
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A drama focused on Norwegian society in the 1970s, an era dominated by Marxism and Leninism.

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The Rebellion Has Started!

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24 February 2006 (Norway)  »

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Camarada Pedersen  »

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Goofs

In the movie, Pedersen's wife leaves for the northern town of Mo i Rana, while in the novel, she goes to the town of Harstad. The director has explained that this change was made because she was a librarian, and that Norway's National Library has a branch in Mo i Rana. However, while the story is set in the 1970s, the National Library in Mo i Rana was not established until 1989. See more »

Quotes

Harald: We had some pints of beer.
Nina Skåtøy: How many?
Harald: 3
Nina Skåtøy: That would cost 42 kroner
[angry voice]
Harald: What? Why shouldn't I be allowed to drink some beer!?
[laughs]
Nina Skåtøy: I just point to the fact that it costs you 42 kroner each week
Nina Skåtøy: Those money are needed by the
[communist]
[...]
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Oh! Pretty Woman
Written by Roy Orbison and Bill Dees
Performed by The Margarets
Breakwater Records
Producer Rune Berg
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Big disappointment
13 March 2006 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Norways best director (Hans Petter Moland) teams up with the beautiful and talented Ane Dahl Torp and Kristoffer Joner, one of very few believable film actors in this country. Based on the book by Dag Solstad, a genial temporary Norwegian author, "Pedersen" should be a real treat. But it isn't. The movie is so awful its hard to believe the images you see on the screen. It's like a joke, only it isn't.

In short the story follows some extraordinary horny Norwegian working-class people. Their ambition is a armed revolution against "the capitalistic pigs". They have sex and sing, sing and have sex. And neither is amusing or remotely interesting to watch. I just got embarrassed and even more so as "the movie" progressed.

Norwegian critics have given the movie rave reviews, but do not trust them. This movie is crap and it's a damn shame that we have wasted taxpayers money on this awful mess.

Don't see it - life is way too short.


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