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Oslo, 1932. Espen Arnakke, an up and coming Danish born writer who only writes non-fiction, is constantly butting heads with book critic Johan Hoeg, who has not been impressed by anything... See more »

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Espen Arnakke (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
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John Wakefield
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Jenny
Bjørn Floberg ...
Johan Hoeg
Knut Husebø ...
Cafe Guest
Espen Haavardsholm ...
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Anne Krigsvoll ...
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John Sigurd Kristensen ...
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Jeanne Bøe ...
Cafe Guest (as Jeanne Bøe Larsen)
Tonja Sitara Sanborn ...
Cafe Guest
Sven Henriksen ...
Head Waiter
Sturla Berg-Johansen ...
Waiter (as Sturla Berg Johansen)
Stig Hoffmeyer ...
Wilhelm Arnakke
Else Qualmann ...
Amaila Arnakke
Henrik Sloth ...
Janus
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Agnes
Marina Bouras ...
Rose
Tomas Villum Jensen ...
Jørgen
Niels Martin Eriksen ...
Elvind
Tove Olsen ...
Shop Owner's Wife
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The Captain
Lars Göran Persson ...
The Mate
Mats Helin ...
The Cook
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Eva
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Gertrude
Mack Barfoot ...
Kelly
Anthony Ayre ...
Older Man
Ann Marie Anonsen ...
Woman 1 (as Anne Marie Anonsen)
Tina Randell ...
Woman 2
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Burly
Michael Wade ...
Stoker
Kevin Lewis ...
Blakeman
Philip Dinn ...
Frenchy
Bob Kelly ...
Marsh

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Nils Gaup

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Sigve Endresen ... (writer)
 
Aksel Sandemose ... (novel "A sailor goes ashore")
 
Kenny Sanders ... (writer)

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Sigve Endresen ... producer
Arve Figenschow ... line producer
Mogens Glad ... associate producer
Ulrik Bolt Jørgensen ... producer
Claes-Göran Lillieborg ... co-producer

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Joachim Holbek

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Erling Thurmann-Andersen

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Barrie Vince

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Jon Endre Mørk ... assistant editor
Jan Erik Nielsen ... color timer

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Karl Júlíusson

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Lotte Dandanell

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Tine Buch ... makeup assistant
Stephen Lynch ... key makeup artist
Dorothy Martin ... assistant makeup artist
Agneta von Gegerfelt ... makeup assistant

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Martin Keller ... post-production manager: Denmark
Mary Sexton ... production manager

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Paul Pope ... second assistant director
Cara Powell ... third assistant director
Kenny Sanders ... third assistant director
Terry Stone ... third assistant director

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Lotta Bergman ... props assistant
Jesper Bytorp ... assistant props man
Shelley Cornick ... key scenic artist
Anders Engelbrecht ... construction manager
Hans Gunnarson ... construction manager
Cecilia Hellner ... art department coordinator (as Cecilie Hellner)
Jesper Lorents ... property master: Denmark
Martti Malkamaa ... construction manager
Klaus Malmgren ... lead carpenter
Trine Padmo Olsen ... props assistant (as Trine Padmo)
Marty Sexton ... construction coordinator
Line Try ... props man
Þór Vigfússon ... set painter
Geoff Younghusband ... props master

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Hugo Ekornes ... dialogue editor
Don Ellis ... sound recordist
Petter Fladeby ... re-recording mixer
Arne Hansen ... sound designer
Kari Nytrø ... foley artist
Simen Rogne ... foley re-recordist
James Seddon ... dolby consultant
Gisle Tveito ... foley supervisor

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Einar Loftesnes ... special effects assistant

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Bente Santi Helle ... optical effects

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Randy Boliver ... stunt coordinator
Dag Eliassen ... stunt coordinator

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Ingemar Andersson ... best boy
Keith Burgess ... daily grip
Arne Carlsson ... key grip
Karsten Heidar ... electrician
Ingeborg Klyve ... clapper loader
Rolf Konow ... still photographer
Renée Pilgrim ... camera trainee
Nick Seary ... third grip
Karl Simmons ... dolly grip
Jens Sjöwall ... gaffer (as Jens Sjöwall-Wahlöö)
Phil Winters ... second grip

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Deborah Clarke ... third assistant wardrobe

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Robert Whelan Jr. ... transportation coordinator

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Annemarie Aaes ... script supervisor
Nina B. Andersson ... production coordinator
Brad Barkhouse ... production assistant
Ola Narum Berg ... production assistant
Sara Eliasson ... production assistant
Michael Bille Frandsen ... production coordinator
Rick Gosse ... production assistant
Kari Moen Kristiansen ... travel coordinator/post production coordinator
Beata Mannheimer ... production coordinator
Kathryn Mason ... assistant to producer
Anita Reilly McGee ... unit publicist (as Anita McGee)
Jessica Paine-Torsnes ... production coordinator (as Jessica Paine)
Andy Pyne ... production assistant
James Rickert ... production assistant
Dorian Rowe ... production coordinator
Jan Sonnergaard ... dialogue coach (danish)
Camilla Vikingsson ... production assistant

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Plot Summary

Oslo, 1932. Espen Arnakke, an up and coming Danish born writer who only writes non-fiction, is constantly butting heads with book critic Johan Hoeg, who has not been impressed by anything about Espen since his arrival onto the literary scene in Norway. Upon reflection, Espen realizes that there is some truth to Johan's words, regardless of his arrogant tone, based on Espen perhaps not being true to himself in what he is writing. As such, he decides to give his in-progress memoirs to the one person who he truly does want to impress, Johan's girlfriend Jenny, to read. Those memoirs largely detail him trying to escape from his life: escaping from his small town Danish upbringing where he was expected, as was every other male, to work at the town's ironworks, instead of his want to pursue some sort of schooling; and escaping from the sadistic captain and crew on the Newfoundland bound merchant ship he boarded in escaping from Denmark. He ended up in the fishing town of Misery Harbour, Newfoundland, where he believed he was truly free for the first time in his life. Despite life in Misery Harbour not being perfect, with his inexperienced self having some woman troubles, he ultimately wanted to escape one more time, from John Wakefield, one of his crew-mates aboard the merchant ship who seemingly double-crossed him while they were crew-mates, and who also ends up in Misery Harbour. As Jenny gets to this section of the story, she questions Espen's truthfulness in the story, which, if is indeed a lie, would be based on an assertion he made about mankind to Johan. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Flykten från Jante (Sweden)
  • Flugten fra Jante (Denmark)
  • Surun satama (Finland)
  • Flugten fra Jante
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