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Troubled Water -- Jan, recently released from prison after serving time for the murder of a child, has always maintained his innocence and is ready to put the past behind him. A gifted organist, he takes a job at an Oslo church under his middle name, Thomas. His talent and gentle manner quickly earn him the respect of his superiors, as well as the love of the pastor, Anna. Thomas even overcomes his initial panic to return the affection of Anna's young son, Jens. But his past catches up with him when Agnes, a local teacher, comes to the church on a school visit and recognizes the organist as Jan, the young man who was convicted for the murder of her son.

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Release Date:
26 September 2008 (Norway) See more »
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A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole. He finds work as a church organist... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Traverse City fest taps 'Water'
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 14 July 2009, 5:00 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Wonderful performances and score See more (42 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Erik Poppe 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harald Rosenløw-Eeg  (as Harald Rosenløw Eeg)

Produced by
Jim Frazee .... executive producer
Finn Gjerdrum .... producer
Torleif Hauge .... executive producer
Peter Holthausen .... co-producer
Ørjan Karlsen .... line producer
Stein B. Kvae .... producer
Mads Olsen .... executive producer
Erik Poppe .... executive producer
Pontus Sjöman .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Johan Söderqvist 
 
Cinematography by
Ingeborg Klyve (b-roll)
John Christian Rosenlund 
 
Film Editing by
Einar Egeland 
 
Casting by
Øystein Kjennerud 
 
Production Design by
Kristine Wilhelmsen 
 
Art Direction by
Kristine Wilhelmsen 
 
Set Decoration by
Olivier Marcouiller (decorator)
Karen Søndrol 
 
Costume Design by
Anne Pedersen 
 
Makeup Department
Eros Codinas .... makeup artist
Sara Refsdal .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Anette Ruud Andersen .... production secretary
Kjersti Thorstad .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dag Mørk .... assistant director
James Velasquez .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Pål Fossen .... carpenter
Tom Gammelsrød .... construction manager
Helen Hazeland .... props
Raymond Johansen .... storyboard artist
Reinert Kiil .... assistant property master
Reinert Kiil .... props
Rolf Kise .... carpenter
Kare Martens .... graphic design
Tord Moberg .... props
Eivind Stoud Platou .... graphic design
Caroline Størmer .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Ingar Asdahl .... sound effects editor
Hugo Ekornes .... sound re-recording mixer
Hugo Ekornes .... supervising sound editor
Roy Fenstad .... foley artist
Håkon Garpestad .... sound recordist
Eirik Ingebricson .... foley recordist
Ad Stoop .... sound recordist
Ad Stoop .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Duncan Jarman .... special effects makeup
Rick Marr .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Torgeir Busch .... visual effects
Bente Santi Helle .... digital recording
Aksel Jermstad .... visual effects artist
Espen Skjørdal .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Reinert Kiil .... stunt driver
Kimmo Rajala .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paal Steadi Aleksander .... Steadicam operator (as Pål Odden)
Morten Halfstad Forsberg .... lighting technician (as Morten Halfstad)
Pål Bugge Haagenrud .... additional camera operator
Stian Jorde .... gaffer
Jon Arne Jørgensen .... lighting technician
Chris Karlstad .... lighting technician
Ingeborg Klyve .... first assistant camera
Tom Kopperud .... first assistant camera: second camera
Janne Lindgren .... assistant camera
Janne Lindgren .... still photographer
Robin Ottersen .... second assistant camera: second unit
Knut K. Pedersen .... Steadicam operator
Pål Ulvik Rokseth .... second assistant camera
Joachim Foss Rønning .... lighting technician
Johannes Selvaag .... lighting technician
Martin Solvang .... lighting technician
Patrik Säfström .... camera operator: second unit (as Patrick Sæfström)
Håkon Sørensen .... grip assistant
Petter Sørnæs .... grip
Pål Tohje .... grip assistant
Stig Tonheim .... lighting technician
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
Stig Tvenge .... lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Ingvild Evjemo .... extras casting
Iram Haq .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elin Langhoff .... set costumer
Camilla Lindblom .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Andrzej Kiwala .... color timer
Gry Marhaug .... assistant editor
Liv Risvaag .... colorist
Kjersti Thorstad .... post-production coordinator
Camilla Holst Vea .... film scanning
 
Music Department
Peter Fuchs .... scoring mixer
Uno Helmersson .... assistant composer
Johan Husvik .... music clearence
Iver Kleive .... composer: organ music
Iver Kleive .... musician: organ
 
Other crew
Henrik Dyb Zwart .... production assistant
Eirikur Granneman .... production assistant (as Eirikur Grønnemann)
Simen Hauge Paulsen .... production assistant
Kornelia Lund .... project coordinator
Per Nielsen .... advisor
Lisa Ohlin .... film consultant
Mohamed Saidali .... production assistant
Soad Saidali .... production coordinator
Gunnhild Saur .... project coordinator
Espen Skjetne .... project manager
Stephen St. Peter .... production assistant
Hege Stabell .... location manager
Ingunn Sundelin .... marketing manager
Kristin Tangström .... production secretary
Ingrid Wiese .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"DeUsynlige" - Norway (original title)
"The Invisible" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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Runtime:
115 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/16 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud)

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36 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful performances and score, 6 November 2009
Author: ridleyrules from Netherlands

Brief summary of the first 20 minutes: Thomas, a young man gets released from prison. He had something to do with the disappearance of a young boy. He finds a job as an organ player in the church of the town where he used to live.

Pic deals with universal themes such as guilt, love, expression through music, faith, responsibility, loss of loved ones and the value of family. Although the setting and some references are Scandinavian, this is a story that could have taken place anywhere in the world. I think it can touch sensitive people across many cultures.

It may not be the most original, hip movie that I saw in the last year. I have seen elements of the story before, and the pace is calm.

However, the structure and high quality performances keep things interesting until the finale. Much of the quality of the lead actors comes from body language and non-verbal performances. Also the casting of the smaller adult parts and child actors is simply top.

Some scenes in the movie caused a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. I was moved. The general tone of the movie is serious and sensitive, but director Erik Poppe also manages to keep the mood light and hopeful.

I'm a sucker for good movie scores. The music is breathtakingly wonderful. I have never been an avid fan of the organ, but this movie has the power to make people fall in love with this instrument. Much of what Thomas is going through is expressed through the music. It also helps the audience to get involved into this perhaps not so sympathetic, mysterious character. Also the non-organ part of the score by Johan Söderqvist is touching and effective. I had at times brief associations with the music of Philip Glass (but only briefly) and Thomas Newman.

So it is to my big surprise, that the soundtrack of this movie - now one year after the theater release in Norway - is still not available on CD. I found Scandinavian bluray and DVD-releases, but no OST. I hope that somebody can fix this, because this is one of those soundtracks that I would simply would want to play again and again.

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