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Per Christian Ellefsen,
Marit Pia Jacobsen
A picaresque tale. Odd Horton is dependable and contained: he's a train engineer retiring after 40 years of service, living a simple life. His idea of adventure is to fly from one city in Norway to another. Starting on the night of his retirement dinner, Odd has a series of dislocating experiences: a boy insists that Odd sit by his bedside while he falls asleep; misadventure causes Odd to miss his last run; he witnesses an arrest; he assists an old man and makes a friend; he takes a trip with a blindfolded driver; he adopts a dog; he takes stock late one night at the roundhouse; he revisits his mother's disappointment in him. How should he live the rest of his life?Written by
After 40 years working on the Norwegian railway Odd Horten is due to retire. His job has been his time and he is unsure what to do with his free time after leading such a conventional life. However, on the evening of his retirement party his life starts to become full of surprises and far less predictable.
He finds himself falling into amusing, unconventional, bizarre and awkward situations. His new life becomes filled with little adventures. Just as he was wondering what to do with his future after 40 years of routine were coming to an end, his eyes are opened to the variety of lives around him.
A slow, low key, dry and entertaining comedy.
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