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Cast

Credited cast:
Annika Hallin ... Victoria
Kristoffer Joner ... Kai
Fridtjov Såheim ... Stein
Göran Ragnerstam ... Filip
Linn Skåber Linn Skåber ... Wibeke
Axel Zuber Axel Zuber ... Sune
Jade Francis Haj Jade Francis Haj ... Darjosh
Michalis Koutsogiannakis Michalis Koutsogiannakis ... Darjosh's father
Mina Azarian Mina Azarian ... Darjosh's mother
Trine Wiggen Trine Wiggen ... Gerd
Klara Døving Klara Døving ... Maja
Henrik Storsveen Henrik Storsveen ... Ben
Luis Engebrigtsen Bye Luis Engebrigtsen Bye ... Inge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nina Andresen Borud Nina Andresen Borud ... Bens mor
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Storyline

Following her son's death, Victoria moves to a small community to work as a doctor at the local clinic. She attempts to forget and move on with her life but find it impossible when a local boy is found dead in the snow and Victoria must tell the boy's parents. Police quickly explains it as an accident but Victoria finds that there is something strange about the whole affair. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Rated R for some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | English | Swedish

Release Date:

11 February 2005 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

A tél csókja See more »

Filming Locations:

Norway See more »

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Budget:

NOK 15,250,000 (estimated)
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Friland See more »
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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

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1.85 : 1
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Selected to represent Norway at the 78th Annual Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category. See more »

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When Darjosh is seen on the ski jump and later walking on the road, he is bareheaded. However when his body is found and recovered, he has a scarf wrapped around his neck and head. See more »

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Well-acted, great story, yet confusing at times...
25 June 2006 | by phila-3See all my reviews

A well-done film from Norway, shot in many flashbacks and side-stories. It follows a bit on how many Norwegian films are made, with the slow pacing against the crisply cold northern Scandinavian snow. The tale concerns Victoria, a female doctor in a small country town in Norway. She is just fitting in, as a boy's body is found in the snow. An autopsy is called to find if the body was involved in foul play. The story of the dead boy - a Muslim refuge immigrant - falls in with a side storyline of Victoria. Victoria is continuously calls to her estranged husbands' home in Sweden to see how her potentially ill son is doing. Along the story path, different twists form as blame for the snow-found boy's death seems to point in different directions. Ultimately, along with the mystery, the film really tells several moral tales, primarily about parenting. The physician mother who pays little attention to her own son, a dead boy's father coming to terms with his own culture's attitudes, and a suspect who is a seemingly good father, but yet has his own intentions and well-being in mind first. The cultural differences of an American audience with life in Norway might seem stark by comparison, but is well portrayed. The film itself, in how the story is told, is a bit confusing at times, but does tie in neatly at the end. Some viewers might not be able to follow all the side-flashes and flashbacks, which could slow the ending's meaning, but overall, this is a film well worth viewing. In addition, "Wynterkiss" featured a Leonard Cohen penned song, "Hallelujah", hauntingly performed by the late Jeff Buckley.


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