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Thelma (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 15 September 2017 (Norway)
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A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge as seizures with devastating results.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eili Harboe ...
Kaya Wilkins ...
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Unni
Grethe Eltervåg ...
Thelma 6 år
Marte Magnusdotter Solem ...
Nevrolog
Anders Mossling ...
Dr. Paulsson
Vanessa Borgli ...
Anjas mor
Steinar Klouman Hallert ...
Kristoffer (as Steiner Kloumann Hallert)
Ingrid Giæver ...
Julie
Oskar Pask ...
Daniel
Gorm Alexander Foss Grømer ...
Gutt på fest (as Gorm Grømer)
Camilla Belsvik ...
Sykepleier hos nevrologen
Martha Kjørven ...
Kvinnelig pleier
Ingrid Jørgensen Dragland ...
Pleier på Hellersmo
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A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge as seizures with devastating results.

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Sometimes the most terrifying discovery is who you really are.


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15 September 2017 (Norway)  »

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Тельма  »

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NOK 47,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,841, 12 November 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$139,798, 14 January 2018
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Although Thelma studies biology and natural science, all her lectures are shot at UIO's Faculty of Social Science, including the library and study hall scenes. See more »

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The first time Thelma goes on Facebook on her computer, everything is in English. In all subsequent social media on portable devices/phones, the text is in her native language. See more »

Quotes

Trond: There's something with you, Thelma.
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Mountaineers
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by Susanne Sundfør
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Bewitchy.
14 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Norwegian film maestro Joachim Trier sure knows how to cast a spell.

"Thelma" is a freshwoman on campus, experiencing the tentative flings of adulthood freedom, attempting to cut ties with her helicoptering parents, engaging in the forbidden fruit of self- discovery, and experiencing some orgasmic seizures to accompany her supernatural visions. Whew. Sounds cluttered, but tis not.

Trier unravels his gorgeous Gothic tale with chilling deliberation, wringing suspense out of calm passages, cinematic vistas, shadowy closeups, and sprinkling small reveals like breadcrumbs for the audience to find their way home.

A bit of Hitchcock, a bit of "Carrie", a bit of Bergman, "Thelma" is a beautifully brooding piece of film tension littered with several stunning visuals. It is to die for.


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