7.3/10
1,793
11 user 15 critic

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.

Director:

Hans Petter Moland
Reviews
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stellan Skarsgård ... Randbæk
Gard B. Eidsvold 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
Learn more

More Like This 

Aberdeen (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A mom dying in Aberdeen, Scotland, asks her coke snorting, nympho, London lawyer daughter to get her estranged, alcoholic dad in Oslo, Norway, to Aberdeen. He's drunk at the airport, so they travel together by car and ferry.

Directors: Hans Petter Moland, Tony Spataro
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Lena Headey, Jean Anderson
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Ulrik's released from prison after 12 years for murder. Will he go straight? He gets a room and a job as mechanic. He hooks up with his old gang. His son introduces him as uncle to his pregnant fiancée.

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, Jorunn Kjellsby
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Damien Nguyen, Bai Ling, Dang Quoc Thinh Tran
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale... See full summary »

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Espen Skjønberg, Lars Andreas Larssen, Gard B. Eidsvold
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A drama focused on Norwegian society in the 1970s, an era dominated by Marxism and Leninism.

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Anne Ryg
Hawaii, Oslo (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hawaii, Oslo is the story of a handful of people who cross each other's path without necessarily knowing each other, during the hottest day of the year, in Oslo. We follow Frode and Milla. ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Poppe
Stars: Trond Espen Seim, Jan Gunnar Røise, Evy Kasseth Røsten
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Take a walk into the dreamlike world of filmmaker Raul Ruiz as he takes us to Paris for a twisting ride. Four strangely symmetrical stories unfold involving love, lust, crime, and time.

Director: Raoul Ruiz
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Galiena, Marisa Paredes
Cyclo (1995)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When a poor bicycle-taxi driver has his cyclo stolen, he is forced into a life of crime. Meanwhile, his sister becomes a sex worker.

Director: Anh Hung Tran
Stars: Le Van Loc, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Nu Yên-Khê Tran
Orion's Belt (1985)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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.

Directors: Ola Solum, Tristan de Vere Cole
Stars: Helge Jordal, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Hans Ola Sørlie
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him.

Director: Bent Hamer
Stars: Tomas Norström, Joachim Calmeyer, Bjørn Floberg
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young boy named Pelle falls in love with the drug addict Lena. Then he and his friend Proffen tries to save her from the drugs.

Director: Eva Isaksen
Stars: Håvard Bakke, Tommy Karlsen, Helle Beck Figenschow
Documentary | History | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

It is becoming increasingly difficult to protect ourselves from extreme financial volatility. This feature documentary will examine the mechanics behind bubbles and crashes, and discuss trends and visions for the future.

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Anders Brekke, Olav Arnar Bø, Petros Christodoulou
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

User Reviews

 
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


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Norway | Sweden

Language:

Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

27 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zero Kelvin See more »

Filming Locations:

Norway See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,740, 1 December 1996

Gross USA:

$10,493

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,493
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Norsk Film, Sandrews See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed