In a modern version of Ibsen's stage play we meet TV-celebrity Tomas Stockman going back to his native village to produce the world's purest bottle water. The plant will bring new life and ... See full summary »
In this adaption of the Ibsen stage play, an idealistic physician discovers that the town's hot springs are dangerously contaminated. But with the community relying on the spa for tourist dollars, his warnings to the falls for deaf ears.
We get no explanations when we're entering the last desperate minutes of three mens lives, all being violent to the women they love. We understand there's a reason behind the three mens reactions. What lies behind?
The young teenager Otto is entering the summer holidays in 60'ies Oslo, without getting a real holiday, and he is not accepted in the gang or the football team. But then he meets exciting mysterious Frank, which changes everything.
Martin Dahl Garfalk,
Jan Devo Kornstad
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,
In a modern version of Ibsen's stage play we meet TV-celebrity Tomas Stockman going back to his native village to produce the world's purest bottle water. The plant will bring new life and hope to the village, but unexpected trouble occurs. Written by
Don't think Ibsen, think modern European film ... with great scenery ...
I went to see this film as part of the Norwegian Film Festival in London, with the director on stage afterwards for a Question & Answer session. I really enjoyed the film - the lead character was very interesting, it has a well developed plot, and a few great supporting characters/actors.
The director's insight afterwards was illuminating - he revealed that the lead character was loosely based on Michael Moore. He also talked about his other films - he expressed pride in Prozac Nation, despite the lack of a widespread release, and he even said that he was reasonably happy with the Hollywood remake of Insomnia.
Definitely a thought provoking film that is worth seeing for its examination of those who don't go along with mainstream opinions, and flawed hero characters ... without a nicely tied up ending!
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