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Falling Sky (2002)

Himmelfall (original title)
Reidar is a resident at Solihøgda psychiatric institution. He is expecting the Earth to be hit by a huge meteor any time now, but until then he is busy trying to keep his fellow patient, ... See full summary »

Director:

Gunnar Vikene
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3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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Kristoffer Joner ... Reidar
Maria Bonnevie ... Juni
Kim Bodnia ... Johannes
Hildegun Riise Hildegun Riise ... Vigdis
Gitte Rio Jørgensen Gitte Rio Jørgensen ... Fru Ruud
Endre Hellestveit Endre Hellestveit ... Thomas
Min Min Tun Min Min Tun ... Wong
Kjersti Sandal Kjersti Sandal ... Siw
Jon Bleiklie Devik Jon Bleiklie Devik ... Alf
Petter Width Kristiansen Petter Width Kristiansen ... Eilert
Bjørn Sundquist Bjørn Sundquist ... Juni's father
Janny Hoff Brekke Janny Hoff Brekke ... Juni's Mother
Stig R. Amdam Stig R. Amdam ... Policeman #1 (as Stig Amdam)
Sverre Røssummoen Sverre Røssummoen ... Policeman #2
Jon Ketil Johnsen Jon Ketil Johnsen ... Policeman #3
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Reidar is a resident at Solihøgda psychiatric institution. He is expecting the Earth to be hit by a huge meteor any time now, but until then he is busy trying to keep his fellow patient, Juni, from killing herself. And it doesn't happen often. But maybe one is allowed to hope. That when the quarks in the ball are correctly aligned with the quarks in the wall that you throw it at, there won't be a collision. But a moment of harmony when everything is balanced. And that moment could be now. Written by Signy

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Vi kan ikke redde alle planetene, men kanskje jorden for eksempel?

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Country:

Norway | Denmark

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

18 October 2002 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Himmel stürzt ein See more »

Filming Locations:

Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$855,552
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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One of the best norwegian movies ever.
27 January 2003 | by stigwiksnesSee all my reviews

"Himmelfall" is one of the best norwegian movies ever. While some is of the opinion that "Pathfinder" is the best norwegian flick ever others argue that "Elling" is the best. In my opinion this is the best yet due to excellent actors, good balance between comedy and drama and a very reasonable pace to the storytelleing. The main character is played by Kristoffer Joner and he does his best job as an actor ever. He is very believeable as Reidar, a paranoid psychiatric patient convinced that the earth is in danger of total anhilation at any moment due to a meteor strike. The female lead, played by Marie Bonnevie, is the suicidal Juni who hide a dark past.

The movie is instantly funny while never forgetting to maintain the dramatic undertones. As with "Elling" I will not be surprised to see a "Hollywood" remake of this fantastic piece of entertainment... Recommended.


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