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Limbo (2010)

Sonia moves with her kids to Trinidad where her husband Jo is working in the oil business. The milieu change and the discovery of an the affair her husband has been having makes her lose grip and go into a limbo.


Maria Sødahl


Maria Sødahl (original screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Line Verndal Line Verndal ... Sonia
Henrik Rafaelsen ... Jo
Lena Endre ... Charlotte
Bryan Brown ... Daniel
Iben Luel Hersough Iben Luel Hersough ... Nina
Fredrik M. Frafjord Fredrik M. Frafjord ... Herman
Arnold Goindhan Arnold Goindhan ... Omari
Margareth A.E. Julien Margareth A.E. Julien ... Mrs, George
Michael Cherrie Michael Cherrie ... Dexter
Garrett Schenck ... Doyle
Jane Willingham Jane Willingham ... Mrs. Doyle
Catherine Emmanuel Catherine Emmanuel ... Lorraine
Sonya Moze Sonya Moze ... Headmistress
Louris Lee Singh Louris Lee Singh ... Miss Brown
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patti-Anne Ali ... Inn Keeper


1973. After moving with her kids from Norway to Trinidad, where her husband, Jo, i s stationed as an oil engineer, Sonia discovers two things. That the husband has been having an affair for a long time, and that the change from Norway to a tropical Caribbean island is making big changes in her every day life. Her acquaintances are superficial and preliminary, before they move back home again. At first she tried to cope and keep up the appearances, but with a faltering marriage and no one to talk to she goes into a limbo. Written by OJT

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LIMBO is a hit with the Montreal audience
30 August 2010 | by tonywohlfarthSee all my reviews

The premiere screening of Limbo at the World Film Festival in Montreal was very well received. A period piece (cerca 1970s) set in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Limbo follows Sonia & her two children as they leave the familiar milieu of Oslo to join her husband Jo (Henrik Rafaelsen), an oilfield engineer on contract in the sunny Caribbean. Sonia (magnificently played by Line Verndal) is immediately out of place in this unfamiliar world of expatriate Scandinavians. Servants run her household, and the Catholic schools are too strict for her liberal background. When she learns Jo has had a dalliance in her absence, her world becomes unhinged. The tension which unfolds leaves Sonia psychologically scarred & her relationship in tatters. Sonia faces the choice of whether to stay or go. A similar fate awaits their expatriate friends Daniel (Bryan Brown) & his wife Charlotte (Lena Endre) and the tension in both relationships is not resolved until the final scene, if at all. Limbo is the first feature film directed and written by Maria Sodahl, who spent a year as a child living in Trinidad & directs Limbo with incredible sensitivity.

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Norwegian | English

Release Date:

10 September 2010 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Лимбо See more »


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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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