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Detektor (2000)

Daniel Jul is a 28 year old psychiatrist, still living with his mom. He and his friend Ronny have one thing in common, they like searching for metallic objects in the ground. One day they ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Daniel Jor
Hildegun Riise ... Daniel's Mother
... Janne / Silje
... Max
Harald Eia ... Ronny
... Kenneth
Sverre Porsanger ... Ante
... Jørgen
Svein Sturla Hungnes ... Gordon
Nina Andresen Borud ... Hege Drag (as Nina Andresen)
Hans Eirik Voktor ... Martinsen
Jannik Bonnevie ... Charlotte
Marian Ottesen ... Laila
Nina Lill Veste ... Mother
Tore Rygh ... Father
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Daniel Jul is a 28 year old psychiatrist, still living with his mom. He and his friend Ronny have one thing in common, they like searching for metallic objects in the ground. One day they find a jewel with the name "Janne" imprinted. This is the beginning of something big for Daniel. His life will never be the same. He's about to discover a lot of hidden secrets, about himself and others. Written by Daniel Flathagen <albatron@daniel.as>

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On Daniel's bedroom table there is a book titled "L," actually written by screenwriter Erlend Loe. See more »

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Kristian: Om du stage brunt?
Harald: Ja, eg gjør nok det
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An admirable attempt. A half-finished product.
6 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

The film is in itself an interesting phenomena. The media and the public (in Norway) has been screaming on about how the Norwegian film industry needs a change, and a long comes a film that definitely stands for something new and is thus widely accepted and celebrated, even though the story has obvious faults (but people seemed to get a kick out of it, simply because it was something different).

The film revolves around the 28 years-old psychiatrist, Daniel Jor, who lives with his dominant mother, and spends an alarming amount of time searching for lost things with a metal detector (which reflects on the theme of the film: the things that are hidden in your own and others lives), accompanied by his faithful sidekick, Ronny.

The problem of the film is that it doesn't really have much to say. It has all these loose threads hanging in the air, which is then loosely tied together at the end, but it doesn't really mean much. The character of Ronny is a fitting example. He's obviously just there to provide a comical relief. He doesn't really serve any deeper function. I'm one of those people who like it when a film gives me something to ponder about (after it has ended). Detektor does no such thing. You see it. You laugh a little. But that is really all there is.


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