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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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Country:

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 »

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Lorch: Dear Dina, by the time you read this letter, I will be dead. Has life been good to you and have you found love? Promise me that you will... That you will embrace life and not death... And find yourself a man who will help you to live in a world in which there are no ghosts. Do not ever be lonely as I have been. For I have only one friend. Death. He lies here beside my bed faithful till the end. And his cold breath makes my eyes water. Dina... play for me. Lorch.
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Written and Performed by Jorane
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What you are,you are forever.
19 January 2005 | by AB4See all my reviews

I don't really like to write reviews but I've read the one for this particular movie and I can't let others read it and think the movie is as bad as it is accused of being.First of all I've read the book by Herbjorg Wassmo and there is a reason why the original dialog is "my momma left me",Dina is after all like a child.The film simply emphasizes the same aspects as the book.The acting is not at all bad,Maria Bonnevie is simply great,intense and embodies the exact spirit of the wild gray-eyed flamboyant teen.An 18-year-old woman with eyes as old as stones.If you have the opportunity to watch it I strongly recommend you do because it can change your perception on life.You find yourself asking do the people around me exist or is the world full of insipid people who I should look through? Dina's character is simply magnetic and you can't help not being attracted to her and hating those who get to be around her while you can't.I especially enjoyed the scenes where she plays the cello,seeing her hold it between her thighs,seeing her possess it like she does with everything from her horses to men.And some of the most enjoyable scenes are the ones where Dina is either in the presence of Lorch or Tomas,fascinating characters themselves each addicted to Dina in his own way.I loved this movie and I wouldn't recommend it if I wouldn't know you will too.


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