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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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Ole Bornedal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Bonnevie ... Dina
Gérard Depardieu ... Jacob
Christopher Eccleston ... Leo Zhukovsky
Bjørn Floberg Bjørn Floberg ... Edvard, Dina's Father
Pernilla August ... Hjertrud, Dina's Mother
Amanda Jean Kvakland Amanda Jean Kvakland ... Little Dina
Hans Matheson ... Tomas
Jørgen Langhelle ... Anders
Mads Mikkelsen ... Niels
Wenche Foss Wenche Foss ... Mistress Karen
Søren Sætter-Lassen ... Lorch
Kate Hardie ... Stine
Bodil Udsen Bodil Udsen ... Olivia
Mateen Sandvik Ram Mateen Sandvik Ram ... Little Thomas
Eli Anne Linnestad 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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Norway | Sweden | France | Germany | Denmark

Language:

English | Norwegian | French

Release Date:

8 March 2002 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Dina See more »

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Budget:

NOK 141,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gørild Mauseth was considered for the role of Dina. See more »

Quotes

Dina: They all die... And the ones that don't die... I kill.
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Alternate Versions

The "International version" contains a different ending than the original version. See more »

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Film III
Written and Performed by Jorane
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Brilliant
6 August 2002 | by LividmimeSee 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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