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Goteborg: Norway’s Dahlsbakken Hits Goteborg With Movie Trio

Goteborg: Norway’s Dahlsbakken Hits Goteborg With Movie Trio
He doesn’t do things by half. At Sweden’s 2016 Göteborg Festival, 26-year-old Norwegian writer-director-producer Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken will present two works in progress at the Nordic Film Market, having already built up a strong festrival profile.

Dahlbakken’s 2012 “The Devil’s Ballroom” toured 11 international fest showcases to win, among others, best short at Palm Springs; his feature debut, “Returning Home” (2015), snagged the top prize at the Nordic Film Days in Germany’s Lübeck. His latest short, “Thanks for Dancing,” plays in competition at France’s Clermont-Ferrand (Feb. 5.-13)- Of his new features – both works-in-progress in Göteborg – “Late Summer” will open in Norway on June 3, and “Cave” has been scheduled for Sept. 9. He will shoot a Super16 prologue and epilogue for “The Outlaws” in March.

“’Cave’ is probably my most ambitious project so far,” said Dahlsbakken, who is self-taught after at 19 he applied for the Norwegian Film School in Lillehammer,
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Les visiteurs (The Visitors)

This is not the best French comedy I've seen although it contains a few good laughs. However, the film was seriously pleasant to watch. In fact, it's unashamedly hilarious without being silly to the point that you'd consider it as a film targeting children.

In 1123, Count Godefroy de Montmirail (Jean Reno) is about to marry Frénégonde de Pouille (Valérie Lemercier) after he had fought under the command of king Louis VI. Unfortunately, Godefroy did a terrible mistake that will make Frénégonde run away from him. In order to make sure that he'll have descendants, Godefroy asks Eusebius, a wizard, to send him (by serving him a potion) along with Jacquouille (Christian Clavier), his servant, back at the moment when the mistake was done.

However, given that Eusebius forgot to put an essential ingredient in the potion, Godefroy and Jacqouille are sent in 1993. In this period, Godefroy and Jacquouille will meet
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