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Troubled Water (2008) More at IMDbPro »DeUsynlige (original title)

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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 »
A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole. He struggles to build a new life, but his past is uncovered. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Pål Sverre Hagen ... Jan Thomas (as Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen)

Trine Dyrholm ... Agnes

Ellen Dorrit Petersen ... Anna
Fredrik Grøndahl ... Jens

Trond Espen Seim ... Jon M
Angelou Garcia ... Malin
Henriette Garcia ... Selma
Terje Strømdahl ... Menighetforvalter

Anneke von der Lippe ... Sissel

Frank Kjosås ... Tommy
Jon Vågenes Eriksen ... Isak

Stig Henrik Hoff ... Fengselsprest
Bjarne Henriksen ... Dansk Sjef
Bodil Jørgensen ... Dansk Kone
Tone Danielsen ... Liss
Solje Bergman
Lene Bragli ... Fritidskontakt
Helge Winther Larsen ... Inspektor (as Helge Winther-Larsen)

Anderz Eide ... Narkoman
Bjarne Thomsen
Aage Kvalbein ... Cellist
Hallvor Djupevik
Ragnhild Udbye Lefstad
Bård B. Løvvig (as Bård Brinchmann Løvvik)
Marius Kleppe (as Marius Kleppe Kolstad)
Camilla Andrea Fjell
Ørjan Karlsen
Lars Brunborg
Christin Smith

Emil Johnsen
Kyrre Hellum
Cecilie Jørstad
Håkon S. Rösseland
Øystein Kjennerud
Johannes Brun
Anna Leah Thorseth Poppe
Bjarne Sølloft
Helge Sveen
Kristoffer Myre Eng
Ivan Chetwynd
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Marius Sørvik ... Skoleelev (uncredited)

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 Peter Ole 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
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 Olai Lindblom .... set costumer (as Camilla Lindblom)
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
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/16 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud)


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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Do you think you'll ever become normal?, 4 April 2010
Author: lastliberal from United States

In a nutshell, this film had some fantastic music, especially on the organ. It features great performance by Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen as Jan Thomas, a man imprisoned for a murder of a boy he says he didn't commit; Ellen Dorrit Petersen as Anna, the pastor he gets involved with; and Trine Dyrholm as Agnes, the mother of the murdered boy.

The film also features some incredible cinematography, and brilliant direction by Erik Poppe.

It is about redemption and forgiveness; about starting over after a heinous crime has been committed. The fact that Jan Thomas continues to have flashbacks makes us believe that he is not as innocent as he claims.

A beautiful film about lives gone wrong, and lives damaged by evil.

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