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Out Stealing Horses (2019)

Ut og stjæle hester (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery | 7 August 2020 (USA)
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A grieving widower moves to the country where a chance encounter rekindles memories from his past.

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Hans Petter Moland

Writers:

Hans Petter Moland (screenplay), Per Petterson (novel)
7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stellan Skarsgård ... Trond
Bjørn Floberg ... Lars Haug
Tobias Santelmann ... Trond's father
Danica Curcic ... Jon's mother
Pål Sverre Hagen ... Jon's father
Gard B. Eidsvold Gard B. Eidsvold ... Franz
Jon Ranes Jon Ranes ... 15-year-old Trond
Sjur Vatne Brean ... 17-year-old Jon
Torjus Hopland Vollan Torjus Hopland Vollan ... 10-year-old Lars
Tone Beate Mostraum Tone Beate Mostraum ... Trond's mother
Maria Alm Norell Maria Alm Norell ... Trond's daughter Ellen
Anders Baasmo Christiansen ... Olav
Marie Blokhus Marie Blokhus
Ane Ulimoen Øverli ... Cashier
Thorbjørn Harr ... Lean Man
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Storyline

November 1999: 67-year-old Trond (Stellan Skarsgård), lives in self-imposed isolation and looks forward to welcoming in the new millennium alone. As winter arrives he meets one of his few neighbors, Lars (Bjørn Floberg), and realizes he knew him back in the summer of 1948. 1948 - the year Trond turned 15. The summer Trond grew up. OUT STEALING HORSES is based on the bestselling novel by Norwegian author Per Petterson, which received several important international awards and was included in The New York Times '10 Best Books of 2007 (Fiction)'. Petterson's novels have been translated into more than 50 languages. Written by Magnolia Pictures

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Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

Tobias Santelmann, Pål Sverre Hagen and Anders Baasmo Christiansen previously worked together on Kon-Tiki (2012), as Knut Haugland, Thor Heyerdahl, and Herman Watzinger respectively. See more »

Quotes

Lars Haug: I know who you are.
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"You decide for yourself when it will hurt"
13 September 2019 | by lincoln-15See all my reviews

There are no spoilers in this review.

This magnificent film is based on Per Petterson's novel 'Out Stealing Horses' (Ut Og Stjæle Hester). I discovered this film at the 2019 Scandinavian Film Festival in Australia. It is mesmerising, poetic, and the cinematography is truely breathtaking. The soundtrack is both haunting and unique. Each scene was an exercise in detail. Waterfalls, owls, rainstorms, wind, moss, rivers, trees, and horses in the Norwegian forest provided a rich tapestry of backdrops which were seamlessly integrated into the story.

The clever use of seasons made the story's timeline easy to follow. The major storyline took place in the summer of 1948, and the flashbacks (from the main character, Trond) were from the winter of 1999. There was also one short scene that took place during the German occupation of Norway, and another brief scene from around 1957.

This film is both visual and script driven. The acting from every character was flawless. It goes without saying that the performances from both Stellan Skarsgård (the 67 year old Trond) and Tobias Santelmann (Trond's father) were brilliant - as always from these two seasoned actors. The real stunner, however, was Jon Ranes playing the 15 year old Trond who did a lot of the heavy lifting for this film. He was amazing and really brought life to the character and the story. I think great things await Ranes as an actor going forward.

The movie is about a 67 year old Norwegian man (Trond) reflecting back on a summer he spent with his father when he was 15 years old. The movie navigates multiple issues. These include how traumatic events early in ones life can affect a person, coming of age, father/son relationships & rivalries, loss, overcoming life's obstacles, and abandonment were all explored. If you love beautiful and deeply meaningful movies - this one should not be missed. It is really something special.


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Norway | Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

7 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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EUR4,100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,480,790
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