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The Crossing (2004)

Andreaskorset (original title)
Andreas has everything a man can wish for. A wonderfull wife, a big house on the country and a great job. But a sudden car accident puts him in a wheelchair. He is paralysed in his legs and he is also now impotent. Will his marriage work?

Director:

Martin Asphaug

Writer:

Eirik Ildahl
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Cast overview:
Trond Fausa ... Andreas / Husband (as Trond Fausa Aurvåg)
Stine Varvin Stine Varvin ... Liv / Wife (as Stine Hoel Varvin)
Svante Martin Svante Martin ... Wagner / Andreas' father
Sverre Anker Ousdal ... Uncle Carl
Marit Andreassen Marit Andreassen ... Dr. Vibeke Holt
Mats Mogeland Mats Mogeland ... Policeman 1
Harald Dal Harald Dal ... Policeman 2
Martin Asphaug Martin Asphaug ... Man on train #3
Amanda Sjösvärd Amanda Sjösvärd
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While driving home in the country playing sex games with his gorgeous wife Liv by the cellular, the successful Andreas has a car accident and becomes crippled and impotent. His young wife leaves him and while alone in his big house, he receives the visit of a handyman from the social service. Wagner builds walkways and installs an elevator to facilitate the life of Andreas. Meanwhile Liv supersedes her trauma and returns home, and Andreas, unable to satisfy her sexual desires, proposes she has sex with Wagner. Liv becomes close to Wagner and discloses a dark secret from his past, and the stranger unravels the truth about him and his real intentions. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

22 October 2004 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

The Crossing See more »

Filming Locations:

Kil, Värmlands län, Sweden See more »

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Budget:

NOK14,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,504
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2.35 : 1
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Thriller with dark humor
18 July 2012 | by OJTSee all my reviews

Andreaskorset by Norwegian director Martin Asphaug is a different thriller well worth a watch. Ashaig has directed quite a handful of films both in Norway and Sweden. Script is by Eirik Ildahl, which wrote the brilliant dark crime comedy "Haed above water". (Filmed in both Norway and remade in Hollywood.)

Andreas has everything. Driving home from his good job to a house out in the countryside to meet up with his wife, it all goes wrong while they have phone-sex. Andreas drives his Audi TT off the road, which makes him paralyzed from the waste down. Along comes Wagner to fix the house so that Andreas still can live there, but Wagner is just not only the helping hand, but has another reason for being there.

This thriller is different and lingering in the beginning, but all the way it keeps your interest. Slowly it moves towards a much faster paced rhythm. Trond Fause Aurvåg plays as always great, here followed by Stine Varvin as the wife, and Finnish actor Svante Martin as Wagner. We also meet Sverre Anker Ousdal as the father Andreas never had.

I like the film a lot, but I think it's too slow after the great opening. A couple of things might be a bit unrealistic, but it's still a movie well worth watching.


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