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Ice Palace (1987)

Is-slottet (original title)
A couple of twelve-year-old Norwegian girls struggle with their intense, taboo relationship during the 1930s.

Director:

Per Blom

Writers:

Per Blom, Tarjei Vesaas (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Line Storesund Line Storesund ... Siss
Hilde Nyeggen Martinsen Hilde Nyeggen Martinsen ... Unn
Merete Moen Merete Moen ... Moster / Aunt
Sigrid Huun Sigrid Huun ... Mother / Moren
Vidar Sandem Vidar Sandem ... Father
Knut Ørvig Knut Ørvig ... En eldre mann / Old Man
Urda Brattrud Larsen Urda Brattrud Larsen ... Bente
Charlotte Lundestad Charlotte Lundestad ... Den nye jenta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jan Hoel Jan Hoel ... Young Man
Gunnar Svensrud Gunnar Svensrud ... Teacher
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Storyline

In a remote Norwegian mountain-area in the 1930s, two 12 year old girls Siss and Unn meet. They are friends, but for Unn it is more serious. She admits to having secret and indecent fantasies about her friend. Written by jpjensen

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Genres:

Mystery | Drama

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Quotes

Unn: There's something I've never told anyone before.
Siss: Would you have told your mother?
Unn: No.
Siss: Would you like to tell me?
Unn: I don't know if I'll go to Heaven.
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Beautiful Film
24 October 2002 | by taverymuch01See all my reviews

This film might not be to everyone's taste, it is slow moving but like all good things it is worth seeing for the visual impact of the scenery alone. The film revolves primarily around two girls and their interaction between each other and their community. One girl(Unn) is set apart from the rest of her peer group, a loner who is befriended by Siss. As the story unfolds you gain an insight into Unn's character, after sharing a secret with Siss, instead of going to school the next morning Unn wanders off into the snow and disappears. I won't give away the ending of the film, but it is beautifully shot, there are a lot of allegorical references, and the continuity is superb. definitely one for your collection


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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

26 December 1987 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Ice Palace See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Norsk Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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