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Zero Kelvin (1995)

Kjærlighetens kjøtere (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 27 November 1996 (USA)
A young writer whose proposal was recently rejected goes to Greenland to spend a year at an outpost for hunting and trapping animals for furs. At the outpost he meets two men who are none too keen to spend the winter with the newcomer.


Hans Petter Moland
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Complete credited cast:
Stellan Skarsgård ... Randbæk
Gard B. Eidsvold ... Henrik Larsen
Bjørn Sundquist ... Jakob Holm
Camilla Martens Camilla Martens ... Gertrude
Paul-Ottar Haga Paul-Ottar Haga ... Officer
Johannes Joner Johannes Joner ... Company Man
Erik Øksnes Erik Øksnes ... Captain
Lars Andreas Larssen Lars Andreas Larssen ... Judge
Juni Dahr Juni Dahr ... Woman in park
Johan Rabaeus ... Man in park
Frank Iversen Frank Iversen ... Poetry Buyer
Tinkas Qorfiq Tinkas Qorfiq ... Jane


Larsen, an aspiring poet in 20's Oslo, leaves his girlfriend to spend a year as a trapper in East Greenland. There he is teamed with a seemingly rough old sailor/trapper, Randbek, and a scientist, Holm. Trapped in a tiny hut together as the arctic winter sets in, a complex and intense love/hate relationship develops between Randbek and Larsen, who are more similar than either would like to admit. A powerful psychological and physical drama set against stunningly bleak arctic scenery. Written by DJH

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1920s | poet | arctic | greenland | winter | See All (10) »


Den som tror paa kaerleken aer saarbar. Mister man tron aer man livsfarlig. See more »




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Not for the squeamish viewer .....
28 March 2012 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Yes, the movie is in Norwegian with English subtitles. It is not difficult to follow however, because the scenes are almost all dialog driven. With little action to distract, you will be somewhat at ease reading the text. Essentially this is a character study about the dynamic interaction between three isolated fur trappers played against the bleak Greenland landscape. There is a sympathetic poet writer, a gruff foul mouthed sailor, and a scientist. With the poet and sailor on a collision course, there is a claustrophobic catastrophe just waiting to happen. This film is not for the squeamish viewer, because of the human and animal brutality on display. - MERK

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Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

27 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,740, 1 December 1996

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Production Co:

Norsk Film, Sandrews See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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