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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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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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4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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"Excruciatingly heartrending, gently lyrical..." See more (42 total) »

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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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115 min
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Argentina:16 | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/16 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud)

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
"Excruciatingly heartrending, gently lyrical...", 17 September 2013
Author: Sindre Kaspersen from Norway

Norwegian screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and director Erik Poppe's third feature film which he co-wrote with Norwegian author, musician and screenwriter Harald Rosenløw Eeg, is based on a story by Erik Poppe, Harald Rosenløw Eeg and Finn Gjerdrum and is the final part of his Oslo Trilogy which was preceded by "Scphaa" (1998) and "Hawaii, Oslo" (2004). It premiered in Norway, was shot on location in Oslo, Norway and is a Norwegian production which was produced by Norwegian producers Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B. Kvae. It tells the story about a man named Jan Thomas Hansen who after having spent eight years in prison for the murder of a young boy named Isak, is released on parole. Due to his musical talent, Jan Thomas gets himself a job as an organist at a church in Oslo, Norway where he acquaints a priest named Anna who lives on her own with her son named Jens who is in kindergarten. Whilst Jan Thomas is getting settled in his new apartment and with his job, the preschool teacher and mother of 4-year-old Isak named Agnes who lives with her husband named Jon and their two adoptive daughters named Selma and Malin is considering whether or not their family should move to Denmark.

Distinctly and precisely directed by Nordic filmmaker Erik Poppe, this finely paced and somewhat fictional tale which is narrated from multiple viewpoints though mostly from the protagonist's point of view, draws an authentic, humane and rarely gripping portrayal of a somewhat reluctantly forgiveness-seeking Norwegian man who whilst adapting to life outside prison befriends a single mother and her only child whom reminds him of the child he was imprisoned for having killed with another man nearly a decade earlier, and a mother who one summer day recognizes one of the two men who took her son's life walking around in society as a free man and talking with a child. While notable for it's naturalistic milieu depictions, sterling cinematography by Norwegian cinematographer John Christian Rosenlund, production design by Norwegian production designer Kristine Wilhelmsen and use of light, this character-driven and narrative-driven story about living with loss, looking for conclusive answers, returning to society, acknowledging one's guilt and the possibility of reconciliation, depicts an acutely internal study of character and contains a great and timely score by Swedish composer Johan Söderqvist.

This sociological, conversational, modestly romantic and psychological drama from the late 2000s which is set in the capital city of Norway in the 21st century and where an ex-convict is beginning his first intimate relationship in years and a Norwegian citizen of Danish origins begins approaching one of her son's perpetrators, is impelled and reinforced by it's fragmented narrative structure, substantial character development, subtle continuity, vivid characters, emotional substance, poignant and illuminating instrumental music, comment by Agnes : "It is one thing to have lost him. It is something else to not find him again." the impressive acting performance by Norwegian actor Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen in an introverted and deeply vulnerable role interpretation, the masterful acting performance by Danish actress Trine Dyrholm whose performance starts off as understated and escalates into a hurricane of emotional expressions and the reverent acting performances by Norwegian actor Trond Espen Seim, Norwegian actress Ellen Dorrit Petersen and Norwegian actor Frank Kjosås. An excruciatingly heartrending, gently lyrical and gracefully atmospheric character piece, and one of Norwegian cinema history's greatest films.

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