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Head Above Water (1993)

Hodet over vannet (original title)
Einar and Bjørn leave Lene on the island for a fishing trip, when her former lover, Gaute, appears drunk and falls asleep in her bed.

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Nils Gaup
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lene Elise Bergum Lene Elise Bergum ... Lene
Svein Roger Karlsen Svein Roger Karlsen ... Einar
Morten Abel Morten Abel ... Bjørn
Reidar Sørensen Reidar Sørensen ... Gaute
Jon Skolmen ... Policeman
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Einar and Bjørn leave Lene on the island for a fishing trip. Then her former lover, Gaute, drops by unexpectedly. Drunk, he sleeps in the double bed. Lene sleeps on the couch and wakes up when the men come back. She tries to wake Gaute, but then discovers that he's dead. Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@boras.mail.telia.com>

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Comedy | Thriller

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Country:

Sweden | Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

8 August 1993 (Norway) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway

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Dolby

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Color
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A comedy of errors and good intentions
29 March 1999 | by kaldekSee all my reviews

This is a good movie that breezes by while you're squirming over how good intentions can, and sometimes will, go awry. While the cast is limited, it by no means is limiting. The plot is deceivingly confusing and, while you think you're on top of it, it challenges you till the end. I recommend it in the original version with sub-titles because that's part of its charm.


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