Occupational criminal Josef (Leon Bashir) is in jail together with a bunch of other thugs, divided into three main arteries: Albanians, Pakistanis and Norwegian. When newcomer Chris (Selem ...
See full summary »
A modern take of the classic Norwegian movie where our main characters meet unforeseen troubles and bureaucracy when they refurbish an inherited house, to get away from a mad mother. A hopeless and hilarious meet with the system.
Anders Baasmo Christiansen,
Anne Marit Jacobsen
Uno is a story from inner-city Oslo about David, a twentyfive-year-old with few prospects for the future. His days are spent hanging around with petty criminals at an inner-city gym. Still,... See full summary »
In 1904 an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale shook Oslo, with an epicenter in the "Oslo Graben" which runs under the Norwegian capital. There are now signs that indicate that we can expect a major future earthquake in Oslo.
The story of 15-year old Mirush. He travels to Norway to find his father, as he left the family in the lurch when Mirush was small. Now his dad is running a restaurant in Oslo's backyards ... See full summary »
Enrico Lo Verso,
Glenn Andre Kaada
After two years in prison for participating in an illegal street race, Roy says no to a new illegal winter race from Bergen to Murmansk in the North of Russia. But then he hears that his daughter will participate with a boyfriend.
Anders Baasmo Christiansen,
In the spring of 2009 two Norwegian adventurers, Joshua French and Tjostolv Moland, are accused of killing their hired chauffeur just before crossing into the eastern Congo. The following manhunt starts a political and diplomatic headache.
Ine F. Jansen
Occupational criminal Josef (Leon Bashir) is in jail together with a bunch of other thugs, divided into three main arteries: Albanians, Pakistanis and Norwegian. When newcomer Chris (Selem Zina) is having trouble with any of them, Josef takes responsibility for helping him.
I guess this film is watchable if you are able to suspend disbelief and ignore obvious devices used to try and create the story line and tie it all toghether in some way. The inmates are portraid as stereotypical parodies found in other movies of this genre, and have no depth whatsoever (except the main character who sort of have an arc... sort of). The correctional officers behave more unpredictable than a racoon on cocain, and the prison system itself is just a chaotic mess without any form of control or function.
The story itself has been told before, and in better ways, but there is some potential which unfortunatly is left unresolved because of poor writing and character development. Feels alot longer than the 90 min runtime.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this