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The Other Side of Sunday (1996)

Søndagsengler (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 1 May 1998 (USA)
The Other Side of Sunday criticizes the small, and often tight church community. We follow the Preachers Daughter; Maria, in her journey to liberate herself from the stiff church community and her strict religious father.

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Berit Nesheim
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marie Theisen Marie Theisen ... Maria
Hildegun Riise Hildegun Riise ... Mrs. Tunheim
Bjørn Sundquist Bjørn Sundquist ... Johannes, her Father
Sylvia Salvesen Sylvia Salvesen ... Moren
Martin Dahl Garfalk Martin Dahl Garfalk ... Olav
Ina Sofie Brodahl Ina Sofie Brodahl ... Anna
Ann Kristin Rasmussen Ann Kristin Rasmussen ... Birgit
Jørgen Langhelle ... Young Priest
Hallvard Holmen ... Seaman
Kai Kennet Hanson ... Bård
Petter Width Kristiansen Petter Width Kristiansen ... Pål Helge (as Petter With Kristiansen)
Henriette Engesæth Henriette Engesæth ... Tulla
Kristian Aaby Kristian Aaby ... Stian
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The Other Side of Sunday, Also known in Norwegian as "Sndags Engler", is a movie that criticizes the small, and often tight church community. We follow the Preachers Daughter; Maria in her journey to liberate herself from the stiff church community and her father. Written by Ole Pettersen <Petters@eunet.no>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

1 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Other Side of Sunday See more »

Filming Locations:

Halden, Norway See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,621, 3 May 1998

Gross USA:

$4,769

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,769
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Coming-of-Age Could-be-Better
25 September 2014 | by ZooomaSee all my reviews

Norwegian coming-of-age story about a teenager realizing the strict church life in the 1950's is not for her. Almost the whole entire background is Scriptural church life while our main character is discovering herself. She's learning in her heart that she does not want to turn into a "church hag." Her dad is the pastor and quite a strict father not to mention a hypocrite. It's a well-told story with bits of humor and a lot of hopefulness for people who don't want to conform to a way of life that is being forced upon them, a way of life they know is not for them. Longing, tragedy and hope. A decent film that moves along at a nice pace. Not so sure it deserved to make the short list to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Interesting yes. But I can't help but wonder if that was in large part a slap in the face of religion. In any case, I suppose it was an alright watch but nothing anyone needs to immediately download. Norwegians perhaps. Otherwise there surely are better films from Norway.

6.2 / 10 stars

--Zoooma, a Kat Pirate Screener


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