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Kompani Orheim (2012)

Jarle Klepp gets a message that forces his mind back to something he'd rather forgotten - his childhood with his father in Stavanger. When "Orheim" was his surname.

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Arild Andresen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vebjørn Enger ... Jarle Orheim
Kristoffer Joner ... Terje Orheim
Cecilie A. Mosli Cecilie A. Mosli ... Sara Orheim (as Cecilie Mosli)
Glenn André Viste Bøe Glenn André Viste Bøe ... Helge Ombo
Eili Harboe ... Irene
Rolf Kristian Larsen ... Jarle Klepp
Vera Rudi Vera Rudi ... Anja
Renate Hansen Reinsveen Renate Hansen Reinsveen ... Lene (as Renate Reinsveen)
Henrik Mestad Henrik Mestad ... Tormod Veen
Tone Beate Mostraum Tone Beate Mostraum ... Ragnhild
Gretelill Tangen Gretelill Tangen ... Else Klepp
Andreas Cappelen Andreas Cappelen ... Onkel Steinar
Pål Kvammen Pål Kvammen ... Varhaug (as Pål Mangor Kvammen)
Nina Ellen Ødegård Nina Ellen Ødegård ... Frida Riska
Reno Muren Reno Muren ... Nina
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Storyline

Jarle Klepp gets a message that forces his mind back to something he'd rather forgotten - his childhood with his father in Stavanger. When "Orheim" was his surname.

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Drama

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

2 March 2012 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

The Orheim Company See more »

Filming Locations:

Rjukan, Telemark, Norway See more »

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Budget:

NOK 20,800,000 (estimated)
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Motlys See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

That Kristoffer Joner, who plays Jarge Klepp's father Terje Orheim, originally played Frisør Tom in The Man Who Loved Yngve. The role was played by Jørgen Langhelle in The Man Who Loved Yngve. See more »

Goofs

When the family is up under Mount Gausta, tenting, the mountain is clouded down, but during the conversation and different camera-angles, the mountain is clear, as can be when the next frame shows the majestic mountain behind them. The clouds and fog couldn't disappear like that in 5 seconds. See more »

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Referenced in Kjære pappa (2018) See more »

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Cheerio
(Lage Fosheim, Eivind Rølles)
Performed by The Monroes
(c) Fosheim, Rølles
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"Genuinly moving drama..."
2 March 2012 | by SindreKaspersenSee all my reviews

Norwegian director Arild Andresen's second feature film which he co-wrote with Norwegian screenwriter Lars Gudmestad, is an adaptation of a novel from 2005 by Norwegian author Tore Renberg, so far the third adaptation of his books about Jarle Klepp, and was shot in Skinnarbu, Arendal and Stavanger in Norway. It tells the story about teenager Jarle Orheim who lives with his father Terje and his mother Sara in Stavanger during the mid-1980s. Jarle's father talks a lot about World War II and Company Linge who he admires and has a dream which he describes as Company Orheim. He also tries to establish a close relationship with Jarle, but his drinking and abusive behaviour has Jarle distancing himself from his family. At middle school Jarle finds a friend in Helge Ombo, an outspoken communist, and even though things are not easy at home Jarle joins his friend's party and begins to focus on politics and girls.

This acute and affective portrayal of a young man who while in search of his own identity strives to make his conflicted father understand the consequences of his actions and prevent his family from falling apart, is a nicely directed and photographed coming-of-age tale with fine naturalistic milieu depictions and witty dialog, which draws an insightful study of character and examines themes such as identity, family relations and reconciliation. The great score by Norwegian composer Aslak Hartberg increases the retrospective atmosphere in this charming, humorous and character-driven Norwegian production which is reinforced by the involving and remarkable acting performances by Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie Mosli and Vebjørn Enger in his debut feature film role. A compassionate and genuinely moving drama which gained the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at the 35th Gøteborg International Film Festival in 2012.


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