After his father is killed, King Valemon ascends the throne, only to be turned into a polar bear by a bitter witch who wants to be his queen. Valemon must find a bride in the seven year span that he’ll be a polar bear, and so he travels to Winterland and finds a wife to take home.
Tag Archives: Norway
Dust on the Mind / Støv på hjernen (1959) Øyvind Vennerød, Inger Marie Andersen, Odd Borg, John Aamdahl, Comedy
Randi Svendsen is happy. Her everyday life is about keeping windows, floors, and clothes cleaner than the neighbour’s. Randi’s friend Edna however got a different view on the values of life: “don’t clean your husband out of the house and into the arms of the secretary”.
Hurra for Andersens (1966) Knut Andersen, Arve Opsahl, Aud Schønemann, Wenche Sandnæs, Family, Comedy
Carl Alfred Andersen lives with Hildur and their four children in an abandoned grocery store. Their unorthodox lifestyle, and the fact that they are not married, is a continuing nuisance to the neighbourhood. Especially the head of the building society, Hermansen, will do anything to get the family to move away.
Elling / Me, My Friend and I (2001) Petter Næss, Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Marit Pia Jacobsen, Comedy, Drama
When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and female-obsessed virgin in his 40s.
A group of very different men are summoned for their refresher training at Haglemoen military camp. One more strange than the other, we get to meet jovial salesman Goggen Rask, car mechanic Bottolph Johansen, nicknamed daydreamer, and ship-owner Rieber Larsen Jr.
Unexpected Summer / Skjær i sjøen (1965) Knut Andersen, Henki Kolstad, Tone Danielsen, Solfrid Heier, Drama, Romance
Jakten på nyresteinen / Body Troopers (1996) Vibeke Idsøe, Torbjörn T. Jensen, Jenny Skavlan, Benjamin Helstad, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Ti kniver i hjertet / Cross My Heart And Hope To Die (1994) Marius Holst, Martin Dahl Garfalk, Trond Halbo, Jan Devo Kornstad, Drama
Two Norwegian boys come of age in this dark drama with comic and tragic elements. The film is set in the 1960’s. Naive Otto Olsen is the 16-year old son of working class parents. He is externally a very quiet boy, but internally something else abides.