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Welcome to Norway (2016)

A couple decide to open a home for refugees in the remote cold mountains of Norway, and gets a lot to deal with.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anders Baasmo Christiansen ... Primus
Olivier Mukuta Olivier Mukuta ... Abedi
Slimane Dazi ... Zoran
Henriette Steenstrup Henriette Steenstrup ... Hanni
Renate Reinsve Renate Reinsve ... Line
Nini Bakke Kristiansen Nini Bakke Kristiansen ... Oda
Elisar Sayegh Elisar Sayegh ... Mona
Henrik Rafaelsen ... UDI-mannen
Birgitte Larsen Birgitte Larsen ... UDI-kvinnen
Fridtjov Såheim ... Metal Kjell
Marianne Meløy Marianne Meløy ... Heidi
Frode Saugestad Frode Saugestad ... Legen
Trine Wiggen Trine Wiggen ... Politikvinnen
Divine Mugisha Ndihokubwayo Divine Mugisha Ndihokubwayo ... Jente på norskkurs
Violet Hakizimana Violet Hakizimana ... Jente på norskkurs
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A couple decide to open a home for refugees in the remote cold mountains of Norway, and gets a lot to deal with.

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Comedy | Drama

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Norway

Language:

Norwegian | English | Arabic | Swahili | French

Release Date:

4 March 2016 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to Norway! See more »

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Motlys See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although the events of the film take place in Norway, the filming location for the run-down hotel was found from the neighboring Sweden. See more »

Quotes

Primus: [Repeated line] Shut up.
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Soundtracks

Breeding the Evil Inside
Written by Tom Arild Johansen, Torstein Parelius and Kjell Christian Rambech
Performed by Bloodthorn
(c) 1997 Season of Mist
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A distinct and tragicomic, non-Nordic approach towards refugees
24 November 2016 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

Recent years have seen unexampled flux of refugees into Europe, but films made of this topics and mainly documentaries or painful feature films dealing with miserable life of asylum seekers in their homeland. But the film in question has totally different setting, providing more realistic views on this issue from both sides - refugees and their hosts.

Being a wealthy country, the problems Norway has to deal with here are definitely different from the southern EU countries, plus there are also people critical to the state asylum policy. On the other hand, in the event of money provided or received, there is also a scam opportunity... All those and many other versatile issues are wittily dealt through several angles, laugh and rue. The pace is not fully even, 1st half or so is more dynamic than the 2nd, but pleasant performances (particularly Anders Baasmo Christiansen as Primus, Slimane Dazi as Zoran and Olivier Mukuta as Abedi) iron out these small deficiencies.

True, for this film, you have to be broad-minded, without strong left or right ideas. Otherwise you may hurt your feelings and/or see the film as a mockery of "high-minded" policies.


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