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The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)

Kautokeino-opprøret (original title)
Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.

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Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.

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Kautokeino - Opprøret  »

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NOK 60,000,000 (estimated)
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In the first scene that the great landscape is shown, we see the rein deers in front on the top of the mountain. Underneath a great lake, and on the lake down to the right there is a small boat (you can really see its waves moving from right to left). See more »

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Referenced in The Sami (2007) See more »

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Oppression anywhere is oppression everywhere
20 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't want to be reductive, but let's face it, you're reading this review to decide if this movie is one you want to watch. I don't want to tell you what happens, because I wouldn't want to deprive you of seeing the story unfold for yourself. So no spoilers. I will say that the themes in this movie are universal, particularly the individual's struggle against injustice from those in power.

I suspect every culture has a noted hero who struggled against oppressive authority (e.g., William Wallace, Rob Roy, Pan Singh Tomar, Tadas Blinda, and Ned Kelly). Here, the hero and victim is humble Elen Skum, a simple rural woman who wished to worship in her own way and to protect her family from the scourge of alcohol. While not as exciting a tale as many of her fellow rebels', it is all the more poignant for its simplicity. Elen, a simple, rural mother and wife, stakes it all to save her family. She, and her family and friends, are too innocent to understand the forces arrayed against them, but they are a hard people tempered by an unforgiving climate. Each sides' refusal to give ground ultimately lead to tragic consequences.

Story aside, the acting is amazing. While there were a couple of editing hiccups early in the film, the sparse beauty of the country and the surprisingly good performances(particularly from Ms. Jusso) more than make up for any such quibbles. I really enjoyed the insight into this Nordic culture, and would encourage anyone looking for a thoughtful movie dealing with the theme of oppression to give it a shot.


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