Sonia moves with her kids to Trinidad where her husband Jo is working in the oil business. The milieu change and the discovery of an the affair her husband has been having makes her lose grip and go into a limbo.
Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home - a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. But Ingrid's real problems lie ... See full summary »
Ellen Dorrit Petersen,
Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with... See full summary »
'How Not To Disappear Completely' follows a week in the life of a young photographer Tom as he returns to London after spending two years traveling in India. Tom is at a crossroads in his ... See full summary »
Stuart J. Parkins
Kane Oliver Parry,
What happens to us when people stop acting like they're supposed to? A nurse gets into a dispute at work because she switches to speaking English when she gets nervous. A translator ... See full summary »
Dag Johan Haugerud
Andrea Bræin Hovig
A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole. He finds work as a church organist and develops a rewarding relationship with a priest and her young son. However, ... See full summary »
Pål Sverre Hagen,
Ellen Dorrit Petersen
Letter to the King portrays five people on a day trip from a refugee camp to Oslo, a welcome change in an otherwise monotonous life. But we soon realize that each and every one of them has ... See full summary »
This is a love story. A young Norwegian girl falls in love with a Russian POW during WWII. She helps him survive, but later on, after the WWII ends, the lovers are separated, as citizens of... See full summary »
Knut Erik Jensen
Ellen Dorrit Petersen,
Per Egil Aske
Mer eller mindre mann ("More or less man") is about 35 year old Henrik, which is expecting his first kid, moving into a new apartment with his girl friend, while starting off with a new job. So far an interesting premise of a comedy which won prizes at the Karlowy Vary film festival.
Henrik has some rather stupid childhood friends, which I find is far more childish than normal for 35 year olds. I find this quite annoying, and rather puts me off the premise of the film. Henrik himself does some incredibly stupid things, and they're not funny, and hardly interesting. However we understand that he is in some Kine of "close to breakdown".
I was expecting a good comedy, due to this, and to a couple of reviews, and since Norwegian movies has been mostly good for the latter years. But apart for a couple of interesting scenes, I can't say I felt more than bored during the film, which happily isn't very long (80 minutes). Martin Lund is debuting with a cinema flick here, both with manuscript and direction, after directing three shorts. Maybe this is what's wrong. Maybe some consulting would have helped here. It takes more to make an interesting film, and so it's said; This not not at all a comedy. Some scenes actually was quite embarrassing to watch, due to it's childish and sexual character. It's far from having the funny scenes needed to be a comedy, and peeing-humour is difficult to make funny.
Henrik Rafaelsen makes a decent role out of Henrik, and so does debuting Solvei Fosse Grimen as Mia. I'm afraid this didn't function for me at all. The only good thing is that we find a trace of a happy ending here. Hope Henrik will have fun with a kid in the family, though I'm not to sure he'll end up as a good father.
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