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Christmas and New Year. Three girls between 18 and 20, are hospitalized with cancer. All three of them have serious problems... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Julie R. Ølgaard ... Stephanie (as Julie Ølgaard)

Laura Christensen ... Sara
Neel Rønholt ... Mette
Henrik Prip ... Torben

Rasmus Botoft ... Martin
Teis Bayer ... Michael
Mette Mai Langer ... Annika

Directed by
Christian E. Christiansen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christian E. Christiansen 

Produced by
Peter Aalbæk Jensen .... executive producer
Louise Vesth .... producer
Original Music by
Mikkel Maltha 
Cinematography by
Ian Hansen 
Film Editing by
Bodil Kjærhauge 
Makeup Department
Ailie Smith .... key makeup artist
Ailie Smith .... special makeup effects artist
Sound Department
Allan Holmberg .... sound recordist
Henning Zolon Mortensen .... sound designer (as Henning Mortensen)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Mavrinac .... grip
Editorial Department
Cecilie Rui .... post-production coordinator
Other crew
Jesper Jarl Becker .... runner (as Jesper Jarl Pedersen)
Henrik Bergqvist .... extras coordinator
Rasmus Christoffersen .... production assistant
Timm Cini .... assistant to producer
Jacob Krarup .... production assistant
Anna Tolnov .... production assistant
Andrea Vergera .... extras coordinator

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Also Known As:
"Om natten" - Denmark (original title)
"In the Night" - USA (informal English alternative title)
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USA:39 min
Aspect Ratio:
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23 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Hard to watch--exceptionally well made, 17 February 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I saw this movie at a special showing by a local film society of all the Oscar nominated Live Action Shorts about a week or so before the Oscars were announced. Because of the timing, I don't know if OM NATTEN won the award or not, but I assume that it will. Part of this is because the film is so wonderfully made and part of this is because this seems like the type of film the committee normally loves--since it's so depressing and "deep".

The story is about three young women who have cancer. They are lonely and scared and turn to each other for support. Within the group is one young lady whose life if filled with regrets. In the past, she ran from her own mother's illness and hates herself for her weakness. Later, this theme becomes important to the women and plays itself out once again.

I saw this film with my teenage daughter and we both strongly disagreed on what we thought of it. She thought it was clichéd (reminding her of other films) and just not the type movie she'd like to see since it's about death and dying.

As for me, I was captivated by the exceptional writing and acting. As for the acting, I was impressed that the actors and actresses were able to cry and call upon such extreme emotions--it made it seem very real. And as for the writing, while it could have been clichéd, the interweaving of the two themes really made the film memorable. A wonderful but exceptionally difficult movie to watch.

By the way, how we both perceived the film might also have something to do with our life experiences. I had cancer years ago and so perhaps this is why the film had such impact on me.

UPDATE--Apparently I am lousy at guessing Oscars, as MOZART OF PICKPOCKETS just won the award for 2008.

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