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A woman ponders over the strange coincidences that made her forefathers and -mothers meet and create the premises for her becoming the person that she is. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Liv Ullmann ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Torill Kove 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Torill Kove 

Produced by
Lise Fearnley .... executive producer
Lise Fearnley .... producer
Tove Kløvvik .... executive producer
Marcy Page .... producer
David Verrall .... executive producer
Original Music by
Kevin Dean 
Film Editing by
Phyllis Lewis 
Sound Department
Håkon Lammetun .... sound (as Håkan Lammetun)
Frode Løes Hvatum .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Kjetil Trøan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Keril Bruun Andersen .... additional digital colorist
Jean-Marc Brosseau .... scanning
Martin Ciastko .... digital imaging consultant
Randall Finnerty .... digital imaging
Susan Gourley .... digital imaging consultant (as Sue Gourley)
Yin Ko Lee .... additional digital colorist
Jason Smalridge .... additional digital colorist
Animation Department
Astrid Aakra .... animator
Bjarte Agdestein .... animator
Anne Ashton .... additional background artist
Anne Ashton .... color designer
Helene Bisgaard .... assistant animator
Stéphanie Campbell .... additional animator (as Stephanie Duong)
Linn Høyer-Pedersen .... assistant animator
Torill Kove .... animator
Yin Ko Lee .... additional animator
Siv Nordsveen .... additional animator
Morten Nyutstumo .... assistant animator
Annely Põldsaar .... assistant animator
Anja Ruud .... additional animator
Magnhild Valen-Sendstad Winsnes .... additional animator (as Magnhild Winsnes)
Music Department
Sienna Dahlen .... musician
Kevin Dean .... musician
Carlos Jimenez .... musician
André White .... music recorder
Other crew
Lise Fearnley .... adminstration: Mikrofilm
Eva Færevaag .... short film consultant: Norwegian Film Fund
Gisèle Guilbault .... administration: National Film Board of Canada (as Gisele Guilbault)
Julie Laperrière .... production coordinator
Elaine Largie .... administration: National Film Board of Canada
Richard Lesage .... production coordinator
Elsa Mouana-Bankouezi .... administration: National Film Board of Canada
Kristin Ulseth .... consultant: Nordic Film and TV Fund
Winston Emano .... publicist (uncredited)
David Magdael .... publicist (uncredited)
Berit Reiss-Andersen .... special thanks
Toril Simonsen .... special thanks
Hélène Tanguay .... special thanks
Melissa Wheeler .... special thanks

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15 min
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In-joke: When Kasper is looking in the book "Scandanavian Confusion," there is an entry about Liv Ullmann, the film's narrator.See more »
[last lines]
Narrator:But had it not been for the Danish poet and Sigrid Undset, a rainy summer in Norway, a slippery barn plank, a careless mailman, a hungry goat, a broken thumb, and a crowded train, my parents might never have met at all, and who knows; I might still be a little seed floating around in the sky waiting for someone to come and get me.
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Charming, 14 May 2009
Author: Grann-Bach ( from Denmark

I understand that this won the Oscar for the category it falls under when it came out. I haven't seen any of the competition, so I can't compare, but it certainly is great. It's a fairy tale in a modern setting, and not everyone will care for the world view arguably presented herein. This is sweet, without being so hideously overflowing with pure, concentrated saccharine, to the point of viewers risking getting diabetes from watching. It's got a sense of humor, which can be claimed to move towards the ever-so-slightly dark once or twice, and is otherwise almost invariably entirely inoffensive, as the short ought to be, on the whole. Jokes and gags aren't childish, gross or similar, although some of them may perhaps mainly be funny to us Scandinavians, and may not get as big a laugh for those not familiar with the relationships between the countries and their people. The story-telling device of narration is used fine, if nothing new is done with it. The performance is good. The animation is simple, with occasional exaggeration. It doesn't look or feel "sloppy" or downright bad. The plot is nice, and the ending, along with plenty else in this, is cute. I recommend this to all who feel they might enjoy it, and encourage not only Danes, Norwegians and Swedes to give it a chance. 8/10

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