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Pyromaniac (2016)

Pyromanen (original title)
A ruthless pyromaniac is on the loose in a southern village of Norway. They don't know he's not a stranger, but one of them. We follow him, the fire brigade chief's own son, spreading fear in secret.

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Erik Skjoldbjærg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trond Nilssen ... Dag (as Trond Hjort Nilssen)
Per Frisch Per Frisch ... Ingemann
Liv Bernhoft Osa Liv Bernhoft Osa ... Alma
Henrik Rafaelsen ... Lensmannen
Oddgeir Thune ... Alfred
Agnes Kittelsen ... Elsa
Gerdi Schjelderup Gerdi Schjelderup ... Johanna
Per Tofte Per Tofte ... Olav
Kari Onstad Winge Kari Onstad Winge ... Agnes
Kirsti Grundtvig Kirsti Grundtvig ... Postsjef (as Kirsti Grundvig)
Geir Myre Geir Myre ... Kaddeberg
Amund Hestsveen Amund Hestsveen ... Journalist
Patrik Stenseth Patrik Stenseth ... Tommy
Steffen Mulder Steffen Mulder ... Stig
Ane Kirkeng Jørgensen Ane Kirkeng Jørgensen ... Anne
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A ruthless pyromaniac is on the loose in a southern village of Norway. They don't know he's not a stranger, but one of them. We follow him, the fire brigade chief's own son, spreading fear in secret.

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

13 January 2017 (Estonia) See more »

Also Known As:

Pyromaniac See more »

Filming Locations:

Kristiansand, Norway

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$431,768
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As performed by Saft
Music & Lyrics by Rolf Skogstrand
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Relateable
23 November 2018 | by kristieannesmamaSee all my reviews

This movie starts out slow, is kind of a "draggy" movie and the dialogue translations are a little off sometimes, but I found this movie EXTREMELY satisfying to watch.

Dag and I have a whole lot in common. I am also a pyromaniac, just diagnosed not long ago. The depiction of his emotions/feelings when starting a fire are pretty spot on, and his face in that last fire scene was pretty damn accurate too. Helpless and aware that he can't help what he is. That is exactly how you feel...the urges are unavoidable and hard to resist.

I love this movie so much. I am going to go watch it again, even though it is 1:00 in the morning.


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