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. ...
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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. Thirty years ago Eivind left his homestead and his teenage sweetheart behind, and he has not been back since. He was meant to go back when everything was honky-dory- only that never happened. Then young Kris appears. He wants to travel the world but didn't get any longer than to the lifeboat of Jernanger. The to men finds one another and together they hatch a great plan . Written by
This is a stylistically impressive film, with a rather simple plot, allowing the characters to shine through. And it is the characters in this film that makes it such an enjoyable one. The dialog seems natural, for once, as Norwegian acting have a history of being overly dramatic and static. Especially Bjørn Sundquist does a brilliant job of portraying an ice-cold, bitter man. The character could easily have been drawn over the top, but Sundquist is remarkably believable in this role. The cinematography and mise-en-scene provide a beautiful, yet colorless platform for this person's life. A complaint could be that the symbolism in the film is somewhat obvious at times, but with such a strong sense of style and portrayal of believable, yet strange people, this is easily forgiven. I'm giving it a plus for good use of music as well! All in all it's easily the best Norwegian film since O'Horten, in my opinion (a film which it also shares several similarities with).
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