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North (2009)

Nord (original title)
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NORTH Following a nervous breakdown, ski athlete Jomar has isolated himself in a lonely existence as the guard of a ski park. When he learns that he might be the father of a child way up ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anders Baasmo Christiansen ... Jomar Henriksen
Kyrre Hellum ... Lasse
Marte Aunemo Marte Aunemo ... Lotte
Mads Sjøgård Pettersen ... Ulrik
Lars Olsen Lars Olsen ... Ailo
Astrid Solhaug Astrid Solhaug ... Mari
Even Vesterhus Even Vesterhus ... Thomas
Ragnhild Vannebo Ragnhild Vannebo ... Rigmor
Celine Engebrigtsen Celine Engebrigtsen ... Overlege Kran
Ole Dalen Ole Dalen ... Sir Trøndelag
Assad Arif Assad Arif ... Soldat 1
Emir Mulaosmanovic Emir Mulaosmanovic ... Soldat 2
Maria Bahramfarsi Maria Bahramfarsi ... Jente i heisbu
Ylva Øyen Brandtsegg Ylva Øyen Brandtsegg ... Jente 2
Einar Rubbås Einar Rubbås ... Hei No
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NORTH Following a nervous breakdown, ski athlete Jomar has isolated himself in a lonely existence as the guard of a ski park. When he learns that he might be the father of a child way up north, he sets on a strange and poetic journey through Norway on a snowmobile, with 5 liters of alcohol as sole provisions. On this trip through amazing arctic landscapes, Jomar seems to do everything in his power to avoid reaching his destination. He meets other tender and confused souls, who will all contribute to push Jomar further along his reluctant journey towards the brighter side of life. Written by Anonymous

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An anti-depressive off-road movie.

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Connections

References The Straight Story (1999) See more »

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LOVE DON'T BOTHER ME
Written by Torstein Flakne (as Flakne) and Eichorn
Performed by Stage Dolls
Courtesy of: Universal Music Scandinavia/Universal Music Norway
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Burning down the barn
6 February 2010 | by richard_sleboeSee all my reviews

Unassuming little movie about a sad man who has trouble fitting in, no matter where he goes. Leaving a trail of smoking shacks and burning barns, Jomar is headed north on his snow mobile to seek out his son. He doesn't always travel in a straight line, but who said you have to? On the way, he meets his share of strangers, some of them friendly, others not so friendly. But then, Jomar isn't the most easy-going of visitors himself. You might say he is on an educational journey, but the lessons aren't all that clear. Among other things, he finds out about a unique way to get drunk that involves a razor, a patch of sandpaper, and a tampon. He also learns about the ancient art of springtime suicide as practiced by the tribal elders of Troms County. Cheating death more than once in the unforgiving wilderness of Northern Norway, he is finally given back to life. - Nice, eclectic soundtrack with some rare roots tracks.


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Norway

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Norwegian | Saami

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (Norway) See more »

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$1,129,883
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