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Den brysomme mannen (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 24 August 2007 (USA)
In a strange city where every person seems content beyond reason a new man arrives in town and stirs up trouble by asking too many questions.

Director:

Jens Lien

Writer:

Per Schreiner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Trond Fausa ... Andreas (as Trond Fausa Aurvåg)
Petronella Barker Petronella Barker ... Anne-Britt
Per Schaanning Per Schaanning ... Hugo
Birgitte Larsen Birgitte Larsen ... Ingeborg
Johannes Joner Johannes Joner ... Håvard
Ellen Horn Ellen Horn ... Trulsen
Anders T. Andersen Anders T. Andersen ... Harald
Sigve Bøe Sigve Bøe ... Liten mann
Hanne Lindbæk Hanne Lindbæk ... Vigdis
Ivar Lykke ... Kollega 1
Aldun G. Magnaes Aldun G. Magnaes ... Gutt som kliner (as Audun G. Magnæs)
Mette K. Haugen Mette K. Haugen ... Jente som kliner (as Mette Karin Haugen)
Hanne Dieserud Hanne Dieserud ... Azur-kvinnen
Gard Petersen Gard Petersen ... Forvalter 1 (as Gard Pedersen)
Benny Glaerum Benny Glaerum ... Forvalter 2 (as Benny Glærum)
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Storyline

Forty-year-old Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment - even a wife. But before long, Andreas notices that something is wrong. Andreas makes an attempt to escape the city, but he discovers there's no way out. Andreas meets Hugo, who has found a crack in a wall in his cellar. Beautiful music streams out from the crack. Maybe it leads to "the other side"? A new plan for escape is hatched. Written by Tordenfilm AS

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Norway | Iceland

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

24 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bothersome Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland See more »

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Budget:

NOK 14,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The car used to pick up Andreas at the gas station is a Panhard 24, a French car not made since 1968. See more »

Connections

References Paris, Texas (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Notturno (Lyric Suite, Op. 54)
Composed by Edvard Grieg
Performed by The English Chamber Orchestra
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how life will be in a commercials-type world
20 August 2007 | by m-federicoSee all my reviews

Andreas arrives in a strange, inhuman place, where everything seems perfect. He's given a good work, everyone is kind to him and to everyone, and he really doesn't trouble too much even in finding a beautiful girlfriend. But in this no-named city Andreas finds soon that a perfect commercials-type world is really not a paradise. Really one of the better movies i've seen this year. The attractive plot is perfectly supported by a smart direction where every single component (cool desaturated photography; cold symmetrical design; unemotional acting; slow, highly controlled camera movements) helps in building an unique weird atmosphere that will keep the audience suspended until the end. A sarcastic, ironic, bitter comedy that made me laugh ant think, as only best films are able to do. Nothing new, probably, in the analysis of the modern de-humanizer civilization, but really a smart work with great surprising ideas that will hardly be forgotten from whom had the luck to see it. Simply beautiful the amazing scene in the metro underground.


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