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This is the story of the urban police officer Salmander who, after somewhat accidentally killing his police horse in front of thousands of children, gets relocated to the location farthest north in Norway: Hellfjord.
Stig Frode Henriksen,
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal
Is the fjord witch just a legend or could it be that Satan's bride lives within the woods of Grytefjord? Does Tordenskjold find himself or perhaps somebody completely else? Who would win a ... See full summary »
Stig Frode Henriksen,
Against Anneli's wishes, she and her family moves from big city Oslo to rural Kautokeino, up far North in Norway. There she meets Isak, and together with him she discovers something fishy is going on. They can't trust the grown ups.
Gard Emil Elvenes
In a world where families are allowed only one child due to overpopulation, a resourceful set of identical septuplets must avoid governmental execution and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.
Jompa Tormann and his guests and family are brutally gunned down during an engagement party. Sami- and women-hating police officer Sid Wisløff is put on the case. Together with his colleague Unni Formen and Sami guide Peggy Mathilassi, Wisløff tries to find the guilty party, but Jompa Tormann survived and he wants revenge! Written by
Several jokes where altered in the English dubbed version of the film. See more »
In Sid Wisløff's flashback, where he "solves" his first case, turning in his father for moon-shining, Sid is caught drinking the last Coca Cola in the house. The bottle in the film is shown with a paper label. In the 70's, the time of the flashback, Norwegian Coke bottles had the logo painted on the bottles. They did not have paper labels. See more »
Well I did read the reviews so I was warned. I thought let's go and challenge good taste, and I wasn't "disappointed". Rolling my eyes so many times they almost fell out of their sockets, I still didn't find the sense to stop the film. I made it to the end, but I don't know if that's an achievement one should be proud of.
The low budget look is okay and the bad acting is just... bad acting, but this can be part of the "charm" in these type of films. Sometimes bad acting replaces or enhances humor because of the goofy look.
My conclusion is - what comes up when a group of people get seriously drunk and then one says let's make a film and all go haywire with ideas. The outcome is hilarious while you're boozed, but next morning you just moan and wince at the thought of it. Here, no one had the guts next morning to be the one pointing out that they'll better leave it.
Some "jokes" seem to be taken straight from the walls of a lavatory in the wrong part of town, just thrown in for the sake of it and where they couldn't think up something witty.
Mostly I winced. I laughed loud once (!) but sadly I can't remember where it was... the shock of this sudden spark in my numb brain blocked my memory completely. And I won't go boldly again to where no man has gone before to find it out.
Some reviews say you have to be Norwegian to "get it". Sorry but I can't accept this lame excuse for this humorous landslide of a film.
If you want to laugh about dialects and the prejudices people to their e.g. Northern or Southern landsmen, watch the french comedy "Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis" (Welcome to the Sticks). The humor was even able to be comprehended and found funny in Germany, in German dubbing (I haven't seen it in English, though).
2 stars for the "good" intentions. By the way, the road to hell is paved with these...
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