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Norwegian Ninja (2010)

Kommandør Treholt & ninjatroppen (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy | 13 August 2010 (Norway)
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The true story of how Commander Arne Treholt and his Ninja Force saved Norway during the Cold War.
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Mads Ousdal ... Kommandør Arne Treholt
Jon Øigarden ... Otto Meyer
Trond-Viggo Torgersen Trond-Viggo Torgersen ... Kong Olav V
Linn Stokke Linn Stokke ... Ragnhild Umbraco
Amund Maarud Amund Maarud ... Humla
Martinus Grimstad Olsen Martinus Grimstad Olsen ... Svarte-Per
Øyvind Venstad Kjeksrud Øyvind Venstad Kjeksrud ... Øystein Fjellberg (as Øyvind V. Kjeksrud)
Henrik Horge ... Kusken
Dean Erik Andersen Dean Erik Andersen ... Kjettingen (as Dean-Erik Andersen)
Kristoffer Jørgensen Kristoffer Jørgensen ... Tromsø
Terje Strømdahl ... David Friedland
Helge Korsnes Helge Korsnes ... Han Som Sover
Emil Johnsen ... Linsa
Johannes Eilertsen Johannes Eilertsen ... Den Usynlige Skikkelsen
Jakob Vik Jakob Vik ... Rekonstruksjons-Treholt
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The true story of how Commander Arne Treholt and his Ninja Force saved Norway during the Cold War.

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Action | Comedy

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Norway

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Norwegian | English | Russian

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13 August 2010 (Norway) See more »

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NOK 17,900,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The film's wingsuit footage was shot over a period covering 6 months and at several locations each in France, Italy and Norway. See more »

Crazy Credits

The following animals are credited in the film's end credits: Sapphire (as "Reven"), Dina (as "Tootsie"), Obama (as "Det sorte fåret"), Ask, Varg and Irgas (as "Ulvene"), Elgvin (as "Elg-oksen"), Svea (as "Elg-kalven"), Rødpus and Katja (as "Gaupene") and finally Fia (as "Fjellreven"). See more »

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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Requires somewhat of an acquired taste...
19 November 2011 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

When I bought this movie it was because it said "From the producers of Dead Snow" on the front cover, and also because it is Norwegian. However, a movie's cover is not everything you might believe it to be.

Sure, "Norwegian Ninja" is a tribute to the old grindhouse movies, and hats off to it for that. But other than that, this movie doesn't really offer much else interesting.

The acting in the movie is actually quite alright, just bear in mind that people are speaking Norwegian here, so you might have to look at the subtitles. Luckily I understand Norwegian, so I disabled the subtitles and were able to watch the movie without having to read through them and miss out on stuff on the screen.

"Norwegian Ninja" offers a fairly weak storyline, though there were the occasional moment of glory here and there, though they were far apart. My favorite thing about the entire movie was Arne Treholt would appear and vanish in a flash of smoke every time, and it cracked me up. That was just too hilarious.

In overall, this movie didn't really entertain me anywhere near what "Dead Snow" ("Død Snø") did and it was somewhat of a disappointment. Actually I didn't even make it to the end, I gave up about three-fourths through the movie. I just found the movie to be irrelevant and uninteresting at that point.

I am sure there is a fan-base out there for a movie like this, it just didn't fit into what I enjoy in a movie. The movie is not bad, far from it, it is just an acquired taste.


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