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I Am Dina (2002)

Not Rated | | Drama | 8 March 2002 (Norway)
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Dina grows up in a village at a fjord in 1860s north Norway. As child, she accidentally kills her mom and loses her rich dad's love. She grows up to be a clever, pretty, wild and strange woman. She marries a rich Frenchman.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Bonnevie ... Dina
Gérard Depardieu ... Jacob
Christopher Eccleston ... Leo Zhukovsky
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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With a budget totaling 144 million Norwegian kroner (about US$21 million) this was the most expensive movie to date in Norway. See more »

Quotes

Leo Zhukovsky: You seem to take all this talk of suffering and death very well...
Dina: I'm not easily scared.
Leo Zhukovsky: Not even by death?
Dina: Not even by that.
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Alternate Versions

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

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Written and Performed by Jorane
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Brilliant - if you like drama
20 December 2004 | by smccarthy-1See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best cast films I have ever seen.

The acting from Maria Bonnevie(Dina)is amazing. Totally realistic in a not-over-the-top way. The script is fantastic ("then my momma left me" - be aware that this film is primarily Norwegian with a mix of Danish/French/Swedish - not American - and is set in the 1860's). Supporting actors like Gerard Depardieu, Hans Matheson and Mads Mikkelsen really sets it off. And I don't know where they found the young-en to play the young Dina but she was perfect. To round it off you have breathtaking scenery and a brilliant soundtrack.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good drama.


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Language:

English | Norwegian | French

Release Date:

8 March 2002 (Norway) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK141,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,691,510
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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