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My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts (1999)

A personal interpretation of Norwegian history - starring a grandmother who during the Second World War loses her job ironing the King's shirts. Instead she gains access to the enemy's ... See full summary »

Director:

Torill Kove

Writer:

Torill Kove

Star:

Mag Ruffman
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Mag Ruffman ... Narrator (canadian version) (voice)
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A personal interpretation of Norwegian history - starring a grandmother who during the Second World War loses her job ironing the King's shirts. Instead she gains access to the enemy's uniforms, and inspires her own brand of resistance fighters, the "Shirt Guerillas". Written by Signy

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The music for the short film was composed by Torill Kove's husband Kevin Dean. Dean would also compose Kove's future short films. See more »

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Creative, enjoyable and worth your time !
2 August 2009 | by mschrockSee all my reviews

Shorts should be fun. The good ones show creativity, and can stir an emotion in a "short" period of time.

This movie was very clever, historically accurate, and entertaining. I learned more about Norwegian monarchy than I'd learned in a lifetime.

I enjoyed the animated format, and pace of the plot. If you have the opportunity to catch this flick, don't miss it. You'll enjoy the story and appreciate the creative genius Torill displays.

Take a few minutes to check the historical accuracy, too. You'll be even more impressed to find that the storyline weaves through an accurate depiction of a heroic time. It will turn you into a fan of Norway, in addition to making you smile and enjoy 11 minutes of fun.


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Country:

Canada | Norway

Language:

English

Release Date:

1999 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Ma grand-mère repassait les chemises du roi See more »

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