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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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2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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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Trivia

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

Connections

Followed by Sofies verden (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Sofie's Mambo
Composed by Sverre Indris Joner
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Not acceptable
20 September 2000 | by robert_burgerSee all my reviews

I read the book (german translation) and was enthusiastic about it. So far, so good.

First, the movie was much too short! You can not handle this wonderful book in a normal movie. Many philosophers were not shown or not honored enough (e.g. Marx, Hegel etc.). The book does!

Second, it was concentrated on the subplot. The main plot should be the philosophy but a viewer who has not read the book could think the story around the other people than sophie and alberto were the most important thing.

BUT: Alberto and Sophie were played fantastic actors!

I think the suitable format is a TV mini series, each part assigned to a chapter. And with the same actors and sound track.


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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:

NOK70,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (4 Episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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