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House of Fools (2008)

De Gales hus (original title)
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At the psychiatric clinic Varden the attendants are mad and the inmates are sane. Here you find life in all it's different faces. Through 24 year old Aina we get to know the insane gang, bringing back her lust for life.

Director:

Eva Isaksen

Writers:

Karin Fossum (novel), Åse Vikene (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal ... Aina
Thorbjørn Harr ... Stetson
Fridtjov Såheim ... Odin
Rolf Kristian Larsen ... Formel
Andrea Bræin Hovig ... Maria
Tone Beate Mostraum Tone Beate Mostraum ... Stormsenteret (as Tone Mostraum)
Joachim Rafaelsen Joachim Rafaelsen ... Moffa
Hildegun Riise Hildegun Riise ... Engelen
Besim Jakupi Besim Jakupi ... Zoran
Pål Sverre Hagen ... Tussi (as Pål Sverre Valheim)
Jeppe Beck Laursen ... Jørgen
Frank Kjosås ... Ruben
Anneke von der Lippe ... Hedda
Rolf Lassgård ... Freiner
Christin Borge ... Kokka
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At the psychiatric clinic Varden the attendants are mad and the inmates are sane. Here you find life in all it's different faces. Through 24 year old Aina we get to know the insane gang, bringing back her lust for life.

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

12 September 2008 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

De galnas hus See more »

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NOK 18,052,332 (estimated)
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OK attempt, but nothing new
7 October 2008 | by CultcinemaDOTnetSee all my reviews

De Gales Hus is not a bad movie. It is mildly touching at times, almost sad, almost funny, almost interesting, but not quite.

It tries to tackle a very difficult subject, and does give a little bit of insight into the dark reality of deep depression. The movie puts forth how a mental illness is in fact an _illness_ and thus can happen to anyone, and argues how everyone's got problems, but some might have a more difficult time learning how to cope, for various reasons.

But ultimately the movie falls into a trap of feel-good simplicity. The somewhat similar "Kunsten å tenke negativt" (also starring Fridtjov Såheim) did a much better job at this a couple of years back.


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