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The Dream Castle (1986)

Drømmeslottet (original title)
The families are talking about moving together in a house, and finally does it. After a year renovating, they are to celebrate their new collective. But the year living together has taken it's toll on their relations.
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Credited cast:
Øyvin Bang Berven Øyvin Bang Berven ... Thomas
Birgitte Victoria Svendsen Birgitte Victoria Svendsen ... Trine-Lise
Petter Vennerød Petter Vennerød ... Arild
Hilde Grythe Hilde Grythe ... Mona
Lasse Lindtner Lasse Lindtner ... Anders
Mari Maurstad Mari Maurstad ... Kjersti
Torstein Hølmebakk Torstein Hølmebakk ... Lars
Nikolai Kolstad Nikolai Kolstad ... Jan
Yvonne Fosso Yvonne Fosso ... Jeanette
Runa Granlund Runa Granlund ... Ane
Anders Hatlo Anders Hatlo ... August
Per Jansen Per Jansen ... Tobbens far
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erik Aasheim Erik Aasheim ... Arne
Dag Richard Badendyck Dag Richard Badendyck ... Martin
Astrid Cyrus Astrid Cyrus ... Tone
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The families are talking about moving together in a house, and finally does it. After a year renovating, they are to celebrate their new collective. But the year living together has taken it's toll on their relations.

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Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

25 September 1986 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dream Castle See more »

Filming Locations:

Frogner Park, Oslo, Norway See more »

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Norsk Film See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Follows Farewell Illusions (1985) See more »

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Har en drøm
Written by Trygve Hoff
Performed by Jørn Hoel
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Disturbing and laughable social realism
12 December 2001 | by trondbjSee all my reviews

This movie makes you laugh and it makes you cry. A sad and funny story about life in a collective in Oslo-Norway in the late seventies/early eighties. Marxism and Socialism is the background of the characters in this movie. The post-WWII generation with ideals like socialism and marxism is vividly described in this incredible good movie.

All problems in the collective between the 3-4 families(about 15-17 people) are solved in democratic fashion. But when time goes by, different views is day-lighted and some un-agreements between the otherwise so democratic and peaceful people, results in some fights and clashes among them.

The little world of democracy and socialism way of thinking in the collective becomes "disturbed" by individual differences. The new political world on the outside, with new views on matters is coloring the people in the collective.

Nudity, sex, violence, suicide, profanity, cursing.....oh yeah, this is social realism as I like it.

A disturbing and hilarious movie. This is the mother of scandinavian social realism. One of Wam and Venneroeds all time classics.


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