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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
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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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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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Norway's submission for the Foreign Language Film Award of the 90th Annual Academy Awards. 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 »

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Trond: A little knowledge doesn't make us better than others.
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Symphony No. 2
Composed by Philip Glass
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Beautifully shot with a thought-provoking story
3 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Most films now-a-days rarely dear to be pushing the boundaries of the artistic form of cinema. Joachim Trier does this brilliantly by being able to make the viewer experience the same emotions the main character, Thelma, does during the whole movie.

During this beautifully shot piece, we're taken through a very eventful period of Thelma's life and learn to know her whole backstory, which is thought-provoking to say at least. It's a coming of age story told in a stylistic environment with some well-executed acting performances which makes the characters seem genuine. The viewer is thrown into a whirlwind of emotions throughout the film and as told earlier, Trier is great at making the viewer step into the shoes of Thelma.

The story is told in a beautiful manner, even though it might seem slow at times for some viewers. However, I reckon the film would've lost a lot of the suspense and tenseness it manages to create if it was shorter and/or faster, as Trier really lets us dive deep into Thelma's emotions.

Do certainly not hesitate to watch this movie as you will not regret it. Even for those not liking this film as much as I do, it's still a good movie which does not let you down, neither acting, telling or shooting-wise.


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