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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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Cast

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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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

21 January 2005 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

An Enemy of the People See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,927
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Production Co:

Nordisk Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Version of An Enemy of the People (1990) See more »

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Nah. Don't bother. Watch the play instead.
3 October 2012 | by xcatSee all my reviews

A great original play. Transformed into boring TV movie format. Ibsen's condensed script just won't translate into 90 minutes of silver screen (or more likely, your TV). Best actors available, fabulous scenery, one of Norway's best of new-breed directors can't rescue an awful idea: converting 1900-style theater into same-length feature film. A movie version of the stage play would have been better. This adaption just doesn't cut it. Main character's madness, the treason of the intellectuals, the resounding ambivalence of last paragraph - nothing is retained. What remains is a boring environmental issue story.

Kudos for trying to update the story, but really: does it have to be updated?

Forgettable. Too bad, since the play is one of the most painful and exciting stories ever to have been created.


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