6.4/10
516
1 user 1 critic

House of Fools (2008)

De Gales hus (original title)
Trailer
2:23 | Trailer
At the psychiatric clinic Varden the attendants are mad and the inmates are sane. Here you find life in all it's different faces. Through 24 year old Aina we get to know the insane gang, bringing back her lust for life.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (script consultant) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jarle Klepp from "The Man Who Loved Yngve" is now a student on 25, loving women, indie rock and deconstruction. Then he gets a letter telling him he's a father, after a drunken one night stand with a 15 year old, 7 years ago, back in 1989.

Director: Stian Kristiansen
Stars: Rolf Kristian Larsen, Amina Eleonora Bergrem, Pål Sverre Hagen
Cold Lunch (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Bird droppings on a work shirt lead to extreme unintended consequences.

Director: Eva Sørhaug
Stars: Ane Dahl Torp, Pia Tjelta, Aksel Hennie
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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.

Director: Erik Poppe
Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Trine Dyrholm, Ellen Dorrit Petersen
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A teenage boy loses his footing when he finds himself drawn to the new boy in class.

Director: Stian Kristiansen
Stars: Rolf Kristian Larsen, Arthur Berning, Ida Elise Broch
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The local disability support group visits an involuntary member, not realizing that it will bring them to a critical mass.

Director: Bård Breien
Stars: Fridtjov Såheim, Kirsti Eline Torhaug, Henrik Mestad
The Angel (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

As the film opens, a doped-up Lea (Maria Bonnevie) makes an extremely bad impression on her baby daughter's foster parents; later, flashbacks reveal her disturbing youth and young adulthood... See full summary »

Director: Margreth Olin
Stars: Maria Bonnevie, Gunilla Röör, Antti Reini
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Jarle Klepp gets a message that forces his mind back to something he'd rather forgotten - his childhood with his father in Stavanger. When "Orheim" was his surname.

Director: Arild Andresen
Stars: Vebjørn Enger, Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie A. Mosli
Betrayal (2009)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Tor Lindblom makes a fortune supplying the Nazis with everything from liquor and cigarettes to cement and steel. He also owns the Club Havana, a nightclub in Oslo frequented by the ... See full summary »

Director: Häkon Gundersen
Stars: Lene Nystrøm, Götz Otto, Kåre Conradi
Helt perfekt (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A mockumentary about comedian Thomas Giertsen, who has everything: Great girlfriend, big house, lots of cash and funny friends. A perfect life? Still he tends to get in trouble. After all; he's always right.

Stars: Thomas Giertsen, Ine F. Jansen, Jon Øigarden
Sons (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Trouble starts when Lars, a 25-year-old with few prospects for the future, discovers that an older man is fooling around with the teenage boys in his suburb. A terrible rage is triggered in... See full summary »

Director: Erik Richter Strand
Stars: Nils Jørgen Kaalstad, Mikkel Bratt Silset, Edward Schultheiss
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Jernanger is a tale about the tempered Eivind who isn't scared of anything- except love. Eivind, lives aboard a boat in the South of Norway. The boat lies low and lopsided in the water. ... See full summary »

Director: Pål Jackman
Stars: Ailo Gaup, Pål Sverre Hagen, Hans Petter Hansen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

3 women seeks identity and happiness. A shy literature student falls in love with a 20 year older writer. A raging artist becomes pregnant during her break through. A woman believes she's dying, and needs to see her away adopted son.

Director: Yngvild Sve Flikke
Stars: Inga Ibsdotter Lilleaas, Henriette Steenstrup, Anne Krigsvoll
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Aina
...
Stetson
...
...
Formel
Andrea Bræin Hovig ...
Maria
Tone Beate Mostraum ...
Stormsenteret (as Tone Mostraum)
Joachim Rafaelsen ...
Moffa
Hildegun Riise ...
Engelen
Besim Jakupi ...
Zoran
...
Tussi (as Pål Sverre Valheim)
...
Jørgen
...
Ruben
...
Hedda
...
Freiner
Christin Borge ...
Kokka
Edit

Storyline

At the psychiatric clinic Varden the attendants are mad and the inmates are sane. Here you find life in all it's different faces. Through 24 year old Aina we get to know the insane gang, bringing back her lust for life.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 September 2008 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

De galnas hus  »

Box Office

Budget:

NOK 18,052,332 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
OK attempt, but nothing new
7 October 2008 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

De Gales Hus is not a bad movie. It is mildly touching at times, almost sad, almost funny, almost interesting, but not quite.

It tries to tackle a very difficult subject, and does give a little bit of insight into the dark reality of deep depression. The movie puts forth how a mental illness is in fact an _illness_ and thus can happen to anyone, and argues how everyone's got problems, but some might have a more difficult time learning how to cope, for various reasons.

But ultimately the movie falls into a trap of feel-good simplicity. The somewhat similar "Kunsten å tenke negativt" (also starring Fridtjov Såheim) did a much better job at this a couple of years back.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
English subtitles Amphibiot
an angle of assessment on house of fools drake06
Discuss House of Fools (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?