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An Enemy of the People (2005)

En folkefiende (original title)
In a modern version of Ibsen's stage play we meet TV-celebrity Tomas Stockman going back to his native village to produce the world's purest bottle water. The plant will bring new life and ... See full summary »

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Erik Skjoldbjærg
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Credited cast:
Jørgen Langhelle ... Tomas Stockman
Trine Wiggen Trine Wiggen ... Katrine
Pia Tjelta ... Petra
Sven Nordin Sven Nordin ... Peter Stockman
Per Jansen Per Jansen ... Morten
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anders T. Andersen Anders T. Andersen ... Producenten
Espen Reboli Bjerke Espen Reboli Bjerke ... Adm dir
Monika Bjerke Monika Bjerke ... Kontordame
Morten Espeland Morten Espeland ... Hovstad
Camilla Frey Camilla Frey ... Sminkedame
Cecilie Frøshaug Cecilie Frøshaug ... Styreleder (as Cecilie Frøshaug Askheim)
Knut Haugmark Knut Haugmark ... Tor Gabrielsen
Henrik Horge ... Mann
Lasse Lindtner Lasse Lindtner ... Aslaksen
Arnhild Litleré Arnhild Litleré ... Gudrun Borg
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In a modern version of Ibsen's stage play we meet TV-celebrity Tomas Stockman going back to his native village to produce the world's purest bottle water. The plant will bring new life and hope to the village, but unexpected trouble occurs. Written by OJT

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In Ibsens spirit
7 October 2005 | by AtavistenSee all my reviews

This adaptation of the brilliant play has a great humour about itself. Thomas Stockmann has been the sleuth uncovering the dirt and skeletons of the big corporations, but as his TV show gets so popular and so much money is involved that he must compromise his independency; he decides to tap water from Bredal instead. When he finds out later that the water is poisonous he struggles hard against his family, the tappery and the town where it is based.

What takes a bit away from it is that it could tighter dramaturgically. Not much, but a little bit. Else the actors are fine, the setting in Sogn gorgeous and the directing good. The music by Jan Garbarek (which I usually don't feel too much for) fitted the movie very well. One other thing: why does so many people talk the siddis dialect, when it has nothing to do with the south-western are of Norway at all?? Annoying.


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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

21 January 2005 (Norway) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,927
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Dolby Digital

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