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The Bothersome Man (2006)

Den brysomme mannen (original title)
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

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

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References Paris, Texas (1984) See more »

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Composed by Georges Delerue
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Beautiful film in message and in production!
17 January 2007 | by jburnhaSee all my reviews

What we have here is a film perfect for anyone that participates in the world of post-industrialism: those who sit in their privatized home, earning money by buying and selling sensual-less commodities and perpetuating a system that values little other than the preservation of self.

The beautiful filming (I always appreciate fix 35s and soft boxes) makes it an even stranger place to travel through, both enjoyable to look at but frightening to comprehend (perhaps that's overly dramatic, but its true).

Andreas' journey through his hell is overwhelmingly tragic. His quest is honorable, laudable, and precious. The conclusion is necessary and we are left not sure if he's better off, which is the perfect conclusion.

Breve! Highly recommended to all people who view their world with a critical eye and especially to those who don't (perhaps it will encourage a reflection or two).


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