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Kunsten å tenke negativt (2006)

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

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Credited cast:
... Geirr
Kirsti Eline Torhaug ... Ingvild
Henrik Mestad ... Gard
... Marte
Kari Simonsen ... Lillemor
Per Schaanning ... Asbjørn
Kjersti Holmen ... Tori
Christian Soldal ... Pizzabud
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Øyvind Osmo Eriksen ... Politimann
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The local disability support group visits an involuntary member, not realizing that it will bring them to a critical mass.

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3 November 2006 (Norway)  »

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Die Kunst des negativen Denkens  »

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Folsom Prison Blues
Written by Johnny Cash
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I ♥ Your Mom
22 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

I recently saw this at the 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival and of the 38 films I saw there this year, the Art of Negative Thinking has emerged as my film favorite. Fist of all, this is a small film shot in 20 days with little obvious budget. Almost the entire film is filmed on location in a house and besides the cast, the most expensive overhead was probably the rights to use Johnny Cash and some other great 60's 70's music and some snippets of a few movies. This is a dark comedy and the comedy is very, very funny and it's usually unexpected and right around the corner throughout the film. What makes this film all the more amazing is it is the debut feature film from it's writer/director Bård Breien both as a writer and as a director. Geirr (Fridtjov Såheim) is a paraplegic whose once idyllic life of matrimonial bliss to Ingvild (Kirsti Eline Torhaug) has been shattered by his paralysis. Ingvild wants to stay with him but Geirr has withdrawn from her and the world and spends his days watching 1970's Vietnam themed films on TV and listening to Johnny Cash records while he gets drunk and smokes pot, living on pizza, wearing an Army jacket and a silly cap and harboring an unhealthy fascination with handguns. Tori (Kjersti Holmen) is a national health psychologist who is the head of a state run positivity group program for victims of paralysis. Ingvild has contracted Tori to try to enroll Geirr in her program and since Gierr is naturally resistant to the idea, Tori takes her group to him. Marte (Marian Saastad Otteson) is a quadriplegic who is Tori's star pupil in positive thinking. Gard (Henrik Mestad) is Marte's boyfriend who has joined the group in support of Marte. Asbjørn (Per Schaaning) is a once successful businessman who as the result of stress and alcoholism suffered a debilitating stroke. Lillemar wears a neck brace for sympathy but is a bitter 65 year old divorcée. This is a great ensemble cast with each a memorable character. This is one of those films that makes me laugh days and weeks after seeing it. I would give this a 10 out of 10 and highly recommend it.


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