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Heftig og begeistret (2001)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 19 January 2001 (Norway)
Much as Buena Vista Social Club revealed a rich and unexplored world of music and culture, Cool and Crazy introduces us to a group of men who find purpose, companionship and even fame, as members of a male choir in Berlevåg.

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Knut Erik Jensen

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A follow up to the original "Cool and Crazy" about the mens choir in Berlevåg in Northern Norway. Here they go on a trip to the United States, after being famous as a result of the first movie.

Director: Knut Erik Jensen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Odd Marino Frantzen Odd Marino Frantzen ... Director
Einar F.L. Strand Einar F.L. Strand ... 1st Tenor
Arne Wensel Arne Wensel ... 1st Tenor
Kare Wensel Kare Wensel ... 1st Tenor
Arne Blomso Arne Blomso ... 1st Tenor
Leif Roger Ananiassen Leif Roger Ananiassen ... 1st Tenor
Eirik Daldorff Eirik Daldorff ... 1st Tenor
Odd-Arne Olsen Odd-Arne Olsen ... 1st Tenor
Eirik Nilsen Eirik Nilsen ... 1st Tenor
Nils Gronberg Nils Gronberg ... 1st Tenor
Reidar Strand Reidar Strand ... 2nd Tenor
Ragnar Rotnes Ragnar Rotnes ... 2nd Tenor
Randulf Antonsen Randulf Antonsen ... 2nd Tenor
Ole Jonny Larsen Ole Jonny Larsen ... 2nd Tenor
Einar Kristian Straumsne Einar Kristian Straumsne ... 2nd Tenor
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Much as Buena Vista Social Club revealed a rich and unexplored world of music and culture, Cool and Crazy introduces us to a group of men who find purpose, companionship and even fame, as members of a male choir in Berlevåg.

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Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Sweden | Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

19 January 2001 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Cool and Crazy See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlevåg, Finnmark, Norway See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,875, 21 October 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,144, 22 June 2003
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Great movie
14 March 2001 | by BillyWhitehurstSee all my reviews

"Heftig og Begeistret" is a truly wonderful movie. Within the limits of a documentary, it says everything that could be said about life generally and life in the North of Norway especially. The singers in Berlevåg Mens-choir are the subject of the film, and we follow them for about a year, both when they sing, and when they are at home.

The beauty of having men standing next to the great ocean, singing songs unaffected of the weather (they are singing in rain, snow, storm and midnight sun), cannot be explained, it must be viewed. Further, there's the great amount of funny one-liner's these old guys present to us. (As the 96 years old man says about his bedroom: "This used to be a working room, now it's a museum.")

Then again, the movie shows how politics have separated the world, even at a small place like Berlevåg. During their tour to Murmansk, communists among the singers clash with the others, as the destroyed nature of the former Soviet Union comes to view. And it's a strong scene when one of the old communists burst into crying when he comes to a memorial place from WWII.

Perhaps the genius of the movie is the fact that anyone can recognize the people in the movie with someone you already know.


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