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Sons (2006)

Sønner (original title)
Trouble starts when Lars, a 25-year-old with few prospects for the future, discovers that an older man is fooling around with the teenage boys in his suburb. A terrible rage is triggered in... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nils Jørgen Kaalstad ... Lars
Mikkel Bratt Silset ... Tim
Edward Schultheiss ... Jørgen
Henrik Mestad Henrik Mestad ... Hans
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal ... Norunn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Bache-Wiig ... Heidi
Ronnie Baraldsnes Ronnie Baraldsnes ... Nyhetsanker
Christin Borge ... Dame i svømmehallen
Terje Brevik Terje Brevik ... Prostitute's client
Fredrik Stenberg Ditlev-Simonsen Fredrik Stenberg Ditlev-Simonsen ... Victim
Marika Enstad Marika Enstad ... Anja
Henrik Fjelldal Henrik Fjelldal ... Roar
Ane Hoel Ane Hoel ... Studio expert
Lars Erik Holter Lars Erik Holter ... Man in Asker
Jeppe Beck Laursen ... Prostitute's client (as Jeppe Laursen)
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Trouble starts when Lars, a 25-year-old with few prospects for the future, discovers that an older man is fooling around with the teenage boys in his suburb. A terrible rage is triggered in Lars, and he embarks on a crusade to stop the abuser. But it soon spins out of control, and Lars' actions end up endangering those he set out to protect. Written by Anonymous

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Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

15 September 2006 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Hijos See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway

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Tordenfilm AS See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Go Norway!
28 May 2007 | by nyx90See all my reviews

I don't know when or how it happened, but recently I have been beginning to look toward Norway for good films, and it hasn't been in vain.

As in Sönner, where a completely unknown director (for me anyways) get a bunch of even more unknown actors together and the result isn't bad at all. Au contraire it is actually a pretty good movie.

Usually we are used to see pretty light, or feel-good movies like Elling, Fritt Vildt and Himmelfall, but here we are taken straight down into the darkness and a subject that we all have strong feelings about, pedophilia.

The protagonist, a young pool-guard, one day just put down his foot and says "Enough", a bit like Michael Douglas in Falling Down, when he suspect a pedophile in the pool. The result is excellent. The actor really pulls it off, with just the right amount of anger and frailness, and his presence is world class. The interacting between his character and the prostitute that lives next door is top.

I really hope that I will discover more of these Norwegian diamonds when I keep looking west. I confess, I do believe Norway has passed Sweden when it comes to making good and unexpected movies.

I will keep a look out for more movies from Erik Richter Strand and will definitely keep my eyes open for Nils Jörgen Kallstad


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