A mom dying in Aberdeen, Scotland, asks her coke snorting, nympho, London lawyer daughter to get her estranged, alcoholic dad in Oslo, Norway, to Aberdeen. He's drunk at the airport, so they travel together by car and ferry.

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Hans Petter Moland (screenplay), Kristin Amundsen (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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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Tomas: Young girls are supposed to lose their virginity. It happens to a lot of nice people.
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Performed by Lene Lovich
Courtesy of Oval Records (UK)
Written by Lene Lovich and Les Chappell
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Great film, brilliant cast
23 May 2001 | by AKS-6See all my reviews

A Norwegian film in English, with a Swedish actor in a leading role. International, to say the least. Aberdeen is a touching, funny and sad film about relationships. Mainly the relationship between parents and children. Stellan Skarsgård, one of the greatest actors in the world, is as brilliant as ever. He plays drunk most of the time, but he does it in a subtle way. When his character is humiliated because he needs a beer you can feel it through the screen. Skarsgård is a wonderful actor. Ian Hart is also a great actor and I always enjoy watching him in a film. Lena Headey impressed me with a nuanced and touching performance.

Aberdeen is a great film and the cast is brilliant. (8/10)


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Country:

UK | Sweden | Norway

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2000 (Norway) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bergen, Hordaland, Norway See more »

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Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,065, 19 August 2001

Gross USA:

$65,090

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,090
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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