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.
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
Co-star Gérard Depardieu brought 500 bottles of wine from his own farm and winery to the location in Kjerringøy (northern Norway) "to keep the spirits up", as he himself put it. See more »
He's to be called Jacob of course?
No, he's not. He's to be called Benjamin.
Benjamin? Nobody in our family has ever been called "Benjamin".
You can brawl all you like, it will be as I say.
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The "International version" contains a different ending than the original version. See more »
"I am Dina" has a lot of good actors. Many of them are not as familiar with the English language. That makes the acting a bit stiff. The main characters, however are doing fine. Dina is played with a lot of heart and passion. The story is true to the book, but tries to say too much in too little time. The depth is created by the actors, in each scene, not by the writers. The setting and the costumes are wonderfully balanced. There are not too many panoramic views and colorful costumes. Everything is carefully balanced, as to not steal focus from the intense acting. I´m especially impressed with Hans Matheson, who plays Tomas, the stableboy. The scenes with Tomas and Dina are very intense and powerful. There is an energy between them, that reaches all the way to the back rows of the theater
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