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Pedersen: High-School Teacher (2006)

Gymnaslærer Pedersen (original title)
A drama focused on Norwegian society in the 1970s, an era dominated by Marxism and Leninism.

Director:

Hans Petter Moland

Writers:

Hans Petter Blad (screenplay), Dag Solstad (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristoffer Joner ... Gymnaslærer Knut Pedersen
Ane Dahl Torp ... Nina Skåtøy
Anne Ryg Anne Ryg ... Lise Tanner
Jan Gunnar Røise ... Werner Ludal
Stig Henrik Hoff ... Jan Klåstad
Fridtjov Såheim ... Gunnar Bøe
Silje Torp ... Anne Britt Bru (as Silje Torp Færavaag)
Jon Øigarden ... Harald Tholfsen
Elin Sogn Elin Sogn ... Unni Langmoen
Henriette Steenstrup Henriette Steenstrup ... Fru Bøe
Robert Skjærstad Robert Skjærstad ... Unni Langmoens man
Linn Skåber Linn Skåber ... Rektor
Eli Anne Linnestad Eli Anne Linnestad ... Gerd Tangen
Ståle Rue Ståle Rue ... Tor
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal ... Distriktrepresentant
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A drama focused on Norwegian society in the 1970s, an era dominated by Marxism and Leninism.

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The Rebellion Has Started!

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Norway]

Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

24 February 2006 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Camarada Pedersen See more »

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Box Office

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$2,226,554
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

At Pedersen's first visit to the library, he is looking through a shelf of books. One of the books has the name Boris Yeltsin clearly made out in bold letters on the back, 25 years before his rise to power. See more »

Quotes

Friend of Pedersen (not party member): Armed revolution
[in Norway]
Friend of Pedersen (not party member): ? Are you serious?
Gymnaslærer Pedersen: Yeah....It's going to be great fun!
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Big disappointment
13 March 2006 | by bobbyperu-4See all my reviews

Norways best director (Hans Petter Moland) teams up with the beautiful and talented Ane Dahl Torp and Kristoffer Joner, one of very few believable film actors in this country. Based on the book by Dag Solstad, a genial temporary Norwegian author, "Pedersen" should be a real treat. But it isn't. The movie is so awful its hard to believe the images you see on the screen. It's like a joke, only it isn't.

In short the story follows some extraordinary horny Norwegian working-class people. Their ambition is a armed revolution against "the capitalistic pigs". They have sex and sing, sing and have sex. And neither is amusing or remotely interesting to watch. I just got embarrassed and even more so as "the movie" progressed.

Norwegian critics have given the movie rave reviews, but do not trust them. This movie is crap and it's a damn shame that we have wasted taxpayers money on this awful mess.

Don't see it - life is way too short.


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