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O'Horten -- A look at the life decisions made by Odd Horten (Owe) after the train engineer retires from 40 years of service.
O'Horten -- A look at the life decisions made by Odd Horten (Owe) after the train engineer retires from 40 years of service.

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Director:
Writers:
Tom Gulbrandsen (script consultant)
Bent Hamer
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Release Date:
26 December 2007 (Norway) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A drama focused on a life-changing moment in 67-year-old train engineer Odd Horten's existence: the evening of his retirement. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 11 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(22 articles)
User Reviews:
An oddly strange but wonderful trip See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Baard Owe ... Odd Horten (as Bård Owe)
Espen Skjønberg ... Trygve Sissener
Ghita Nørby ... Fru Thøgersen
Henny Moan ... Svea
Bjørn Floberg ... Flo
Kai Remlow ... Steiner Sissener (as Kai Remlov)
Per Jansen ... Lokfører
Bjarte Hjelmeland ... Konduktør
Gard B. Eidsvold ... Stinesen
Bjørn Jenseg ... Valkyrijen kelner

Morten Rudå ... Röhmer
Lars Øyno ... Connery
Trond-Viggo Torgersen ... Opsahl
Terje Alsvik Walløe ... Man på pissoar
Peder Anders Lohne Hamer ... Nordahl
Peter Hredal ... Man with letter and stamp
Anette Sagen ... Ung Vera Horten
Bård Brinchmann ... Toller
Nils Petter Mørland ... Lokomotivfører
Øyvind Dvergsdal ... Lokomotivfører
Michael Tung ... Engineer
Andreas Cappelen ... Cateringpersonell
Claus Plapp ... Cateringpersonell
Lena Wermelin ... Gate service
Fredrik Steen ... Ground service luggage
Kjell Ove Carlsen ... Ground service luggage
Tor Øines ... Ground service security
Elin Hamnes Holm ... Ground service
Einar Breian ... Flyveleder
Ronald Stiansen ... Flyveleder
Kari Loland ... Vera Horten
Kjell Arvid Odden ... Sivilpoliti
Øyvind Dahle ... Sivilpoliti
Jørn Hansen ... Arrestert kokk
Elisabeth Stavenes ... Valkyrienpar
Thorolv Stangnes ... Valkyrienpar
Trond Hultgren ... Stamgjest på Valkyrien
Lasse Ramstad ... Nordahls far
Kristine Rui Slettebakken ... Nordahls mor
Anton Lohne Hamer ... Nordahls storebror
Dag Brekke ... Skliende forretningsmann
Paal Schøyen ... Mann i badstu
Lina Jagels ... Jente i svømmebasseng
Tone Stern Bergersen ... Jente i svømmebasseng
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Bredal ... Brevmann
Nils Gaup ... Same
Karl Sundby ... Kjell
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Directed by
Bent Hamer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tom Gulbrandsen  script consultant
Bent Hamer 
Harold Manning  french adaptation

Produced by
Catho Bach Christensen .... line producer
Karl Baumgartner .... co-producer
Jim Frazee .... executive producer
Christoph Friedel .... co-producer
Bent Hamer .... producer
Alexandre Mallet-Guy .... co-producer
Mads Peter Ole Olsen .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Erik Kaada 
 
Cinematography by
John Christian Rosenlund 
 
Film Editing by
Pål Gengenbach 
 
Casting by
Mette Holme Nielsen 
 
Production Design by
Karl Júlíusson 
 
Set Decoration by
Olivier Marcouiller 
 
Costume Design by
Anne Pedersen 
 
Makeup Department
Eva Rygh Holstein .... makeup artist
Siw Jærbyn .... makeup artist: Trond-Viggo (as Siw Järbyn)
 
Production Management
Therese Naustdal .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simen Malmø .... assistant director
Tonje S. Rolland .... first assistant director (as Tonje Rolland)
 
Art Department
Christine Bozenski .... props
Tom Gammelsrød .... carpenter
Bjørn Grønnerud .... carpenter
Hans Gunnarson .... construction manager
Karl Júlíusson .... scenography (as Kalle Juliusson)
Kristian Lie .... carpenter
Anders Lunde .... property master
Tord Moberg .... assistant props
Geir Opheim .... carpenter
Åsmund Stemme .... stand-by props
Pål Tohje .... carpenter (as Pål Tojhe)
 
Sound Department
Ola Apenes .... boom operator
Bård Farbu .... foley recordist
Petter Fladeby .... sound designer
Petter Fladeby .... sound re-recording mixer
Baard H. Ingebretsen .... dialogue editor (as Baard Haugan Ingbtriktsen)
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Morten Solum .... sound
Erik S. Watland .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Torgeir Busch .... visual effects
Bente Santi Helle .... digital recording
Aksel Jermstad .... visual effects
Ivar Rystad .... visual effects
Espen Skjørdal .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Berby .... lighting technician
Even Birkeland .... camera operator: aerial
Philip J. Borgli .... second assistant camera
Nikolay Gjerding .... electrician
Christen Kenneth Gran .... lighting technician
Jon Arne Jørgensen .... electrician
Elling Krohn .... electrician
Anders Leegaard .... second assistant camera: aerial
Morten Magnussen .... grip
Kjetil Mathiesen .... rigging grip
Endre Mehlvold Mathistad .... electrician
Lars Bjarne Mythen .... loader
Knut K. Pedersen .... Steadicam operator (as Knut Pedersen)
Nicolay Poulsen .... second assistant camera
Henning Røkke .... electrician
Terje Røkke .... electrician
Joachim Foss Rønning .... lighting technician
Hans Petter Sydsæter .... gaffer
Petter Sørnæs .... dolly grip
Stig Tvenge .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Mia Jensen .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elin Langhoff .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Andrzej Kiwala .... color timer
Silje Nordseth .... co-editor
Liv Risvaag .... color timer
Camilla Holst Vea .... film scanning
 
Music Department
Stefan Karrer .... soundtrack album producer
Wrongroom .... music: studio
 
Other crew
Niklas Sebastian Alveberg .... production assistant (as Niklas Alveberg)
Anne Berentsen .... publicist
Bjørn Bjølseth .... production accountant
Nana Buraas .... production assistant
Erik Dyblie .... production coordinator
Jan Christian Frugaard .... production assistant
Trond Gisle Gil .... production assistant
Kim Rune Gulland .... production assistant
Torulf Henriksen .... technical supervisor
Ronny Johannesen .... production assistant
Silje Marie Johnsen .... production assistant
Reinert Kiil .... production assistant
Aslaug Konradsdottir .... script supervisor
Kine Lamøy .... production assistant
Jeppe Beck Laursen .... stand-in: Espen Skjønberg
Simen Malmø .... production secretary
Eirik Ohna .... location manager
Ole Andreas Skatvedt .... stand-in: Bård Owe
Eivind Stjern .... production assistant
Svein Arild Vatsø .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"O' Horten" - Norway (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief nudity
Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Alberta/Ontario) | Canada:G (British Columbia/Quebec) | Finland:K-3 | Netherlands:AL | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:15 | UK:12 (DVD rating) | UK:12A (cinema release) | USA:PG-13

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Norway's official submission to the foreign language Oscar.See more »

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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
An oddly strange but wonderful trip, 31 January 2009
Author: johno-21 from United States

This was among my favorites of films I saw at the 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival. From Norwegian writer/director Bent Hamer this a wonderfully quirky and surrealistic dry comedy. Odd Horten (Baard Owe) is a button down, dedicated locomotive conductor who at the age of 67 is making his final run before retirement. He is unmarried but has an opportunity for romance and a possible wife to share his retirement years with but he is unsure of how to adapt to retirement after a long dedicated career that took him from coal trains to super speed electric rail travel. You meet a delightful variety of characters in this character driven film. Like his name of Odd, he is an odd eccentric, always very proper in dress and mannerism and he constantly finds himself in odd situations. We also meet his aging nursing home bound mother, a special lady friend, his fellow locomotive drivers who throw a retirement party for him, a tavern keeper, the wife of his tobacconist, a man who wants to buy his boat and many more throughout this strangely wonderful film. Veteran actor Espen Skjonberg plays a retired diplomat who befriends Odd in the middle of the night. Skjonberg is great in this role and it's a great role in itself that leads to a series of the some of the film's more memorable scenes. Owe is fantastic in a role in which he basically has very little to do with very little range of emotion but it works. This film is like some Norwegian acid trip. I would give it an 9.0 out of 10 and recommend it.

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