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Framing Mom (2016)

Rosemari (original title)
The bride finds a baby on the toilet floor in the hotel. 16 years later the girl turns upon her doorstep, in need to find her biological parents. A funny, touching story about how sex, lies and biology created a beautiful flower, Rosemari.

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Sara Johnsen

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Sara Johnsen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tuva Novotny ... Unn Tove
Ruby Dagnall Ruby Dagnall ... Rosemari
Laila Goody Laila Goody ... Hilde
Tommy Kenter Tommy Kenter ... Klaus Dreyer
Helga Guren Helga Guren ... Hanne
Petter Width Kristiansen Petter Width Kristiansen ... Kristian (as Petter Width)
Emil Johnsen ... Mikkel
Finn Schau ... Baronen / Kai Holmen (as Finn Schou)
Morten Svartveit ... Jonas
Ida Løken Ida Løken ... Aina
Åsa Hillingseter Løyning Åsa Hillingseter Løyning ... Bente
Benjamin Helstad ... Street musician
Bo Hårdell Bo Hårdell ... Harald
Kjersti Fjeldstad Kjersti Fjeldstad ... Kokka
Nico Scharning Gram Nico Scharning Gram ... Rebecca
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The bride finds a baby on the toilet floor in the hotel. 16 years later the girl turns upon her doorstep, in need to find her biological parents. A funny, touching story about how sex, lies and biology created a beautiful flower, Rosemari.

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Rosemari and Unn Tove are seen packing Rosemari's sleeping bag, which is of the brand Ajungilak. Ajungilak used to have a factory in Hønefoss, where the movie plays, and it is also seen mentioned in the newspaper, in an article on the same page as the one depicting the finding of the baby at the hotel. See more »

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Tanta til Beate
Music by Lillebjørn Nilsen
Performed by Jacob Fischer and Anders Christensen
Courtesy of Lillebjørn Nilsen
(c) Grappa Records
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A gem of an emotional roller-coaster comedy
26 September 2016 | by OJTSee all my reviews

I've loved every single one of Sara Johnsen's movies, ever since the first, "Kissed by winter" ("Vinterkyss"). I equally liked "Upperdog" and "All that matter is past" ("Uskyld"), which I all voted 8/10 for. And blimey, "Framing mom" ("Rosemari") is simply equally good!

Though very different form the others, Framing mom is a fresh and funny, yet sore and heartfelt drama-comedy with dark background.

Not to say too much, the film starts off with the bride, Unn Tove, finding nothing less than a baby on the toilet floor in the crappy wedding hotel. 16 years later the girl, >Rosemari, turns up upon her doorstep, in need to find her biological parents. The film has become a funny, touching story about how sex, lies and biology created one of life's beautiful flowers, named Rosemari.

Obviously this is not a certain recipe for a happy story. And the film is basically an emotional roller-coaster. Sometimes beautiful, sometimes raw, sometimes awkward, sometimes hilarious. Great acting and a well written script makes sure for a good time out at the movies.

Laila goody rally steals the show, though debuting Ruby Dagnall is a breath of fresh air as and actor. Tuva Novotny is perfectly cast as Unn Tove, but there is also an actor in addition to these which really amazes. I better not specify that more here, in danger of making a spoiler.

With the fourth 8/10-films in a row, Sara Johnsen is a sure bet whenever she makes a film. Sara Johnsen is at the moment Norway's greatest feature film filmmaker, and I'll look forward to her next outing.


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9 September 2016 (Norway) See more »

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Hønefoss, Østlandet, Norway See more »

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