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The Art of Negative Thinking (2006)

Kunsten å tenke negativt (original title)
The local disability support group visits an involuntary member, not realizing that it will bring them to a critical mass.

Director:

Bård Breien

Writer:

Bård Breien (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fridtjov Såheim ... Geirr
Kirsti Eline Torhaug Kirsti Eline Torhaug ... Ingvild
Henrik Mestad Henrik Mestad ... Gard
Marian Saastad Ottesen ... Marte
Kari Simonsen Kari Simonsen ... Lillemor
Per Schaanning Per Schaanning ... Asbjørn
Kjersti Holmen Kjersti Holmen ... Tori
Christian Soldal Christian Soldal ... Pizzabud
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Øyvind Osmo Eriksen Øyvind Osmo Eriksen ... Politimann
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Storyline

The local disability support group visits an involuntary member, not realizing that it will bring them to a critical mass.

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Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

3 November 2006 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

The Art of Negative Thinking See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$826,394
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Maipo Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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awesome movie
17 June 2007 | by dejawolfSee all my reviews

what you might expect when entering the theaters for this movie is a sad little feel-sorry movie from ice-cold Norway. I mean, how can a movie with handicapped people be any fun? well, lets start with the colourful ensemble of characters in this movie. first there's of course geirr, an impotent wheelchair bound master of the negative, that looks like he's been to Vietnam and back a dozen times, who compensates his lack of "drive" with a ridiculously large handgun. there's also a rebellious grandmother, a stroke-victim, a paralyzed woman with a grin plastered firmly on her face, and a cast of control-freak "healthy" people. mix this together, and you have a healthy dose of facades being torn down for some self-destructive letting lose. its a fresh breath of air amidst the dreary number of gangster wannabe movies thats been pouring out of norwegian cinemas.

as a bonus on the DVD, you get a small movie about a thug with a bad back filmed in a documentary-style manner, which is also worth a watch.

another glittering gem in Norways collection of weird little movies.


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