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I Am Dina (2002)

Not Rated | | Drama | 8 March 2002 (Norway)
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In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the ... See full summary »

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Hjertrud, Dina's Mother
Amanda Jean Kvakland ...
Little Dina
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Tomas
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Anders
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Wenche Foss ...
Mistress Karen
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Stine
Bodil Udsen ...
Olivia
Mateen Sandvik Ram ...
Little Thomas
Eli Anne Linnestad ...
Housekeeper
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In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the household servants. Dina grows up wild and unmanageable, with her only friend being the stable boy, Tomas. She summons her mother's ghost and develops a strange fascination with death as well as a passion for living. Family friend Jacob encourages Dina's father to hire Lorch, a tutor who introduces her to the cello. When Dina is old enough, she marries Jacob and moves to Reinsnes, a port he runs with his mother, Karen, and his stepsons Niels and Anders . Niels doesn't like Dina's wild ways, or the fact that she has taken over accounting duties at Reinsnes. Dina's eccentric tendencies become even stronger, eventually leading Jacob into an accident of his own and bringing Tomas back into her life. Written by Anonymous

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NOK 141,000,000 (estimated)
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With a budget totaling 144 million Norwegian kroner (about US$21 million) this was the most expensive movie to date in Norway. See more »

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Jacob: Isn't Dina going to dine with us?
Dina's Father: No. She takes her meals in the kitchen.
Dagny: She's... happiest that way.
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Brilliant
6 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a truly brilliant film. The storyline is fantastic; Herbjørg Wassmo is a very good author. The film is emotionally very strong, and some of the scenes are not for the faint hearted, but nevertheless it is worth seeing. The dialog is English, however most of the actors are not, it is evident that some of the actors are not used to using the English language in their line of work (not everybody goes to Hollywood) and therefore the accents are a bit off so to speak, but this does not make the film any less brilliant. It is my opinion that the actors have had the chance to show just how good they are at ACTING, rather than their ability to pronounce the English language. This is absolutely a film worth seeing, even if you're English and the actors are not!


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