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Orions belte (1985)

A group of seamen from Norway find a Soviet listening station and they become targets for both America and Russia. Another cold war takes place.

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Richard Harris, Jon Michelet (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helge Jordal Helge Jordal ... Tom Jansen
Sverre Anker Ousdal ... Lars
Hans Ola Sørlie Hans Ola Sørlie ... Sverre
Kjersti Holmen Kjersti Holmen ... Eva Gjelseth
Vidar Sandem Vidar Sandem ... Helge
Nils Johnson Nils Johnson ... Erik
Jon Eikemo Jon Eikemo ... Bache, Governor of Svalbard
Johan Sverre Johan Sverre ... Myhre
Jan Hårstad ... Tveten
Holger Vistisen Holger Vistisen ... Morken
Erik Øksnes Erik Øksnes ... Sørensen
Bjørg Telstad Bjørg Telstad ... Mai
John Ausland John Ausland ... American Colonel (as John Ousland)
Jarl E. Goli Jarl E. Goli ... Sergeant
Tor Stokke Tor Stokke ... Justice Minister
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A group of seamen from Norway find a Soviet listening station and they become targets for both America and Russia. Another cold war takes place.

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What can one man do against the most lethal army on earth? See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | English

Release Date:

8 February 1985 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Orionin vyöhyke See more »

Filming Locations:

Kjøllefjord, Norway See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmeffekt AS See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The whole film was filmed twice shot-for-shot so there was one version in Norwegian and one in English. The English version is two minutes shorter than the Norwegian. See more »

Goofs

The airline company Aeroflot is misspelled. On the Russian helicopter it says "Areoflot". See more »

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A hidden gem among thrillers!
20 April 2012 | by aleistad-1See all my reviews

I just watched this movie again for the first time since when it was made, 28 years ago. It's a pretty powerful movie experience in it's genre. In fact, it's one of the best movies I've watched in a long time - a lucky rediscovery.

A compelling story about a ragged freight boat crew, who get tangled up in something sinister. Its cold war era story is properly gritty and believable, there's nothing artificial or glorified about it. It's exciting, and it also has a quite sad side.

The acting is good. The locations are beautiful. The music is unsettling at times. If you're a movie lover and have missed this one, it's time to sit down and discover a hidden gem.

(This review is for the Norwegian version - I've not seen the English version)


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