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Aberdeen (2000)

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Kaisa is a Scot, a successful London lawyer, who snorts coke and has one-night stands with strangers. Her mother calls from Aberdeen with some story begging her to fly to Norway and collect... See full summary »

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Hans Petter Moland

Writers:

Hans Petter Moland (screenplay), Kristin Amundsen (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stellan Skarsgård ... Tomas
Jean Anderson Jean Anderson ... Kaisa as a Child
Lena Headey ... Kaisa
Charlotte Rampling ... Helen
Louise Goodall Louise Goodall ... Sara
Jason Hetherington Jason Hetherington ... Perkins
Kate Lynn Evans Kate Lynn Evans ... Emily
John Killoran John Killoran ... Blake
John Harwood John Harwood ... Huddleson
Sara-Marie Maltha ... Receptionist (as Sarah Marie Maltha)
Fergus McLarnon Fergus McLarnon ... Eric
Anders T. Andersen Anders T. Andersen ... Customs Official
Henriette Steenstrup Henriette Steenstrup ... Car Rental Clerk
Kari Simonsen Kari Simonsen ... Waitress
Jan Grønli Jan Grønli ... Granbakken
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Storyline

Kaisa is a Scot, a successful London lawyer, who snorts coke and has one-night stands with strangers. Her mother calls from Aberdeen with some story begging her to fly to Norway and collect her alcoholic dad whom she hasn't seen in years. The impatient Kaisa reluctantly agrees. The story is a ruse: mom is dying and wants her ex and her daughter together again. The trip gets complicated (dad is too drunk to fly and the hot-tempered Kaisa gets them banned from the airline): they go by ferry then car, needing a great deal of help along the way from a sweet lorry driver named Clive. Will they reach Aberdeen before mom's death, and will Kaisa find any stability within herself or in others? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama

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Country:

UK | Norway | Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2000 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Antimetopoi me tin alitheia See more »

Filming Locations:

Bergen, Hordaland, Norway See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$40,010 (Norway), 1 October 2000, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,963, 19 October 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$64,148, 21 April 2002
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Tomas: Young girls are supposed to lose their virginity. It happens to a lot of nice people.
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References Rain Man (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Gamblin' on Romance
Performed by Ottar Johansen (as Ottar Bighand Johansen)
Courtesy of New Cut Music
Text and Music R. Rogers
Published by Air Music
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Riveting, spellbinding, and not for everyone
24 July 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

In "Aberdeen", a young London attorney (Headey) goes to Norway to retrieve her long estranged alcoholic father (Skarsgard) and escort him to Aberdeen, Scotland for a last visit with her dying mother. Along the way, a simple journey becomes an odyssey of discovery as the 15 year separated father and daughter get to know the best and the worst of each other. The principals in this harsh, bitter, poignant, and sincere drama bust some serious acting chops as they flesh out their characters with shades of anger, hostility, vulnerability, courage, and quiet caring. A beautiful film for those into serious no frills drama. (B+)

Note - Shame on Tivo for giving this critically acclaimed audience pleaser a meager two stars.


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