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Sophie's World (1999)

Sofies verden (original title)
Sofie is an ordinary Norwegian girl. One day she recieves a video tape on which a certain Alberto Knox talks directly to her from ancient Greece. They then start to meet at different ... See full summary »

Director:

Erik Gustavson

Writers:

Jostein Gaarder (novel), Petter Skavlan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Silje Storstein Silje Storstein ... Sofie Amundsen / Hilde Møller Knag
Tomas von Brömssen ... Alberto Knox
Andrine Sæther Andrine Sæther ... Sofie's mother
Bjørn Floberg Bjørn Floberg ... Major Albert Knag
Hans Alfredson ... Socrates (as Hasse Alfredson)
Nils Vogt Nils Vogt ... Lærer Jacobsen
Minken Fosheim ... Hildes mor
Edda Trandum Grjotheim Edda Trandum Grjotheim ... Jorunn
Arne Haakonaasen Dahl Arne Haakonaasen Dahl ... Georg / Mischa / Giovanni (as Arne Haakenaasen Dahl)
Sullivan Lloyd Nordrum Sullivan Lloyd Nordrum ... Jørgen
Kjersti Holmen Kjersti Holmen ... Fru Johnsen
Ingar Helge Gimle ... Herr Johnsen
Giorgos Floros Giorgos Floros ... Meletos (as Giorgios Floros)
Sven Henriksen Sven Henriksen ... Platon
Mark Tandy ... William Shakespeare
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Storyline

Sofie is an ordinary Norwegian girl. One day she recieves a video tape on which a certain Alberto Knox talks directly to her from ancient Greece. They then start to meet at different occasions and throughout the film, Alberto takes Sofie on an odyssey of the history of philosophy, from ancient Greece, over the Roman empire, the Middle ages, the renaissance, the enlightenment, the big revolutions and up to today. Throughout this journey, they start to realise that they are only fictions of a story writer's imagination and start conceiving a plan for escaping into reality. Written by Anders E Lundin

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Taglines:

Who am I? Who are you? Where does the world come from?

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | History

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Country:

Norway | Sweden

Language:

Norwegian | German | Swedish

Release Date:

6 August 1999 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

El mundo de Sofía See more »

Filming Locations:

Acropolis, Athens, Greece See more »

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Budget:

NOK 70,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (4 Episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Upon it's release in 1999 it was the most expensive film to date in Norway. See more »

Connections

References The X-Files (1993) See more »

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Internationale
Written by Pierre De Geyter (as P. Degeiter) and Eugène Pottier (as E. Pote)
Moscow Choir and Radio Ensemble
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The book's about philosophy - the film is not.
26 January 2002 | by hante811See all my reviews

Jostein Gaarder has written a book that is a good introduction to philosophy for young people (and other beginners). Sofie Amundsen is a fifteen year old girl, who meets the mystic philosopher Alberto Knox. Thereby she gets a profound education in the story of philosophy. But unfortunately, the film is something totally different. I counted the philosophers that were even mentioned - they were only six. Instead Sofie gets to travel in time and space, experience the Renaissance, the Russian revolution etc; and thereby she gets to meet some prominent people, such as Shakespeare and da Vinci - or, more correctly, their stereotypes. I don't see anything interesting in this. My opinion is that this film is superficial and meaningless, although it 's technically well done with skilful actors in the main characters. The problem, I think, is that philosophy is not a visual subject.


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