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When the Light Comes (1998)

A young woman spends an adventurous winter with a trapper on Spitsbergen.

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Credited cast:
Francesca Vanthielen ... Ellen
... Lars
Rick Engelkes ... Robbert
Reidar Sørensen ... Ragnar
Rodney Beddal ... Jaromir
Marit Bolling ... Saleswoman
... Irina
Morten Røhrt ... Pilot 1
Per Skjølsvik ... Pilot 2
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Trapper Lars is living on Spitsbergen, an island far north of Norway. His life consists mainly of hunting and fishing for survival. Being in peace with his environment, the sudden arrival of Ellen, a student, is quite a disturbing event. Lars, who permitted her to visit and live with him during the dark and cold winter in the first place, soon is challenged by her attraction and also by her strict will only to gain experience. The relation between the two unalike persons - who don't even have a language in common - is stressed from the beginning, and when Ragnar, another trapper, comes over, the situation is about to change. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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The only way through the darkness is together


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29 January 1998 (Netherlands)  »

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Very romantic movie.
3 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the best romantic movie I've ever seen!

The film has a very good camera guidance, the actors is much professional and plays their rolls really well.

Not to forget and: Francesca Vanthielen is a very beautiful woman.

Likewise the landscapes are unique, even if sometimes somewhat much snow :-)

the film is interesting, romantic and excitingly the whole duration. it points out also the way of life of a trappers.

I can recommend this film to all.


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