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Northern Lights (1978)

NORTHERN LIGHTS has the feel of an old black and white photograph discovered in an attic. The bitter-sweet story of young lovers caught up in an political struggle waged by farmers against ... See full summary »

Directors:

John Hanson, Rob Nilsson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert Behling ... Ray Sorensen
Susan Lynch ... Inga Olsness
Joe Spano ... John Sorensen
Ray Ness Ray Ness ... Henrik Sorensen
Marianna Åström-De Fina Marianna Åström-De Fina ... Kari
Helen Ness Helen Ness ... Jenny Sorensen
Thorbjörn Rue Thorbjörn Rue ... Thor
Nick Eldredge Nick Eldredge ... Sven
Jon Ness Jon Ness ... Howard
Gary Hanisch Gary Hanisch ... Charlie Forsythe
Melvin Rodvold Melvin Rodvold ... Ole Olsness
Adelaide Thorntveidt Adelaide Thorntveidt ... Adelaide Olsness
Mabel Rue Mabel Rue ... Grandma
Krist Toresen Krist Toresen ... Krist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Ackridge Bill Ackridge ... Gordon
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NORTHERN LIGHTS has the feel of an old black and white photograph discovered in an attic. The bitter-sweet story of young lovers caught up in an political struggle waged by farmers against the grain trade, the banks and the railroads, NORTHERN LIGHTS brings back a forgotten era of American history and evokes the austere beauty of the Northern Plains. Written by Rob Nilsson

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Drama | History

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Northern Lights at times suggests the early work of Ingmar Bergman, where the visual bleakness of the background emphasizes the emotions of the people... at times too, it's reminiscent of the stories of Sinclair Lewis and John Steinbeck (New York Daily News). See more »

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Northern Lights
Written by Rob Nilsson
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a trip
14 June 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

... in the middle of a community. the images, the dialogues, the landscapes, the gestures. more powerful than the story itself. because it is a well known fight for justice. because the sadness and the enthusiasm for a fragile cause are familiar from neo-realism. and the events are good reference to " Terra tremula". but it is more than a chronicle . or hommage. or remember. it is one of films who you expect. as a sort of refuge. as the meet with old fashion cinema and its virtues. a film about survive. and love. and friendship and brotherhood and solitude, challenges and justice. poetic, profound, superb, salted.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aurora Boreal See more »

Filming Locations:

North Dakota, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,256, 22 September 2013

Gross USA:

$9,453

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,453
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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