In 1888 Amsterdam, a stubborn violin maker and his pharmacist cousin face hardship and tragedy as they oppose the powerful businessmen who plan to force him from his house and erect a luxurious new hotel in its place.
Gijs Scholten van Aschat,
The film tells the love story between Hans (Barry Atsma) and Margje (Noortje Herlaar) - sweethearts since school. Hans grows up in a strict religious environment, with a brutal father. He ... See full summary »
Sokol and Lorna, two Albanian emigrants in Belgium, dream of leaving their dreary jobs to set up a snack bar. They need money, and a permanent resident status. Claudy is a junkie - he needs... See full summary »
Sonja - The White Swan is the story about Sonja Henie, one of the world's greatest athletes and the inventor of modern figure skating, who decides to go to Hollywood in 1936 to become a ... See full summary »
In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.
Torkel Dommersnes Soldal
A young man's mythical quest for a stone that fell from the sky. He searches, stumbles and suffers as he traverses the sadistic universe of Northern Europe. He only finds redemption on the very edge of madness. Based on the iconic Dutch novel 'Nooit meer slapen' by Willem Frederik Hermans.
This film tells the story of a geologist, who goes to the wilderness in Norway to hunt for craters. He finds himself hopelessly lost in the wilderness, and while looking for a way back, he even manages to lose his compass as well.
Honestly, the above story line was all I managed to catch out of 107 minutes of screen time. All I see is a group of men walking around in really beautiful tundra. However, there is a limit of how many times I can watch people walking up a hill then down a hill, cross a stream then cross another stream. The story goes nowhere, and even if it did, it is painfully slow. The guy takes ten minutes to cross a stream and look at his compass, then another three minutes to try to retrieve his compass, then spends two minutes walking to and fro to indicate that he is lost. All could have been shown within one minute. I regret having watched this film, as there is only great scenery and nothing else.
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