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Homesick (2015)

De nærmeste (original title)
Two half-siblings who grew up apart, meet for the first time as adults and fall in love.

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Anne Sewitsky
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ine Marie Wilmann ... Charlotte / Henrik's half-sister (as Ine Wilmann)
Simon J. Berger ... Henrik / Charlotte's half-brother
Anneke von der Lippe ... Anna
Silje Storstein Silje Storstein ... Marte / Charlotte's best friend
Oddgeir Thune ... Dag / Charlotte's boyfriend
Kari Onstad Winge ... Kirsten (as Kari Onstad)
Terje Strømdahl ... Bjørn
Ida Marianne Vassbotn Klasson Ida Marianne Vassbotn Klasson ... Elin / Henrik's wife (as Marianne Vassbotn Klasson)
Oscar Ducasse Oscar Ducasse ... Oscar
Arturo Tovar Arturo Tovar ... Marco
Anna Dworak Anna Dworak ... Psykolog
Hans Rønningen Hans Rønningen ... Erik
Even Nyhoff Even Nyhoff ... Annas Nye Kjaereste / Anna's New boyfriend
Gabriel Eckhoff Bech Gabriel Eckhoff Bech ... Dansere
Maren Edgehill Maren Edgehill ... Dansere
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When 27-year-old Charlotte, meets her 35-year-old half-brother Henrik, who is married with one child for the first time as an adult, it becomes an encounter without boundaries, between two people who don't know what a normal family is. How does sibling love manifest itself if you have never experienced it before? Homesick is an unusual family drama about seeking a family, and breaking every rule to be one.

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It was one of three films shortlisted by Norway to be their submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, but it lost out to The Wave (2015). See more »

Soundtracks

Maria Elena
Written by Lorenzo Barcelata (English lyrics by Sean K. Russell)
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
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Totally unconvincing
5 March 2020 | by marydm-43470See all my reviews

The camera is constantly focused on the face of the heroine who repeats the same facial ticks and expressions no matter what the mise en scene or part of the "plot" is. It's thus hard to work out what the characterisation is supposed to convey in terms of the emotions and psychology of the character. Same goes for all the other characters. Interesting that the only two convincing scenes involve secondary characters, the ill dad in hospital and the best friend telling our heroine what she really feels about the friendship. The plot is contrived, the sex scenes verge on the sadistic and voyeuristic and the whole thing is just messy and unsure of where it's heading. The relationship between mother and daughter only hinted at, never fully fleshed out. One of those movies one watches compulsively because it's so bad. Very unlike stuff that normally comes out of Norway. Three stars for the gorgeous cinematography of the snowy urban scapes.


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Country:

Norway

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Norwegian | English

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

NOK19,500,000 (estimated)
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