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.
Tag Archives: Norway
Giftige løgner / Lethal Lies (1992) Martin Asphaug, Håvard Bakke, Tommy Karlsen, Helle Beck Figenschow, Action, Crime, Drama
De blå ulvene / Blue Wolves (1993) Morten Kolstad, Håvard Bakke, Tommy Karlsen, Viggo Jønsberg, Action, Crime, Drama
Is-slottet / Ice Palace (1987) Per Blom, Line Storesund, Hilde Nyeggen Martinsen, Merete Moen, Mystery, Drama
In a remote Norwegian mountain-area in the 1930s, two 12 year old girls Siss and Unn meet. They are friends, but for Unn it is more serious. She admits to having secret and indecent fantasies about her friend.
Søndagsengler / The Other Side of Sunday (1996) Berit Nesheim, Marie Theisen, Hildegun Riise, Bjørn Sundquist, Comedy, Drama
The Other Side of Sunday, also known in Norwegian as “Søndagsengler”, is a movie that criticizes the small, and often tight church community. We follow the Preachers Daughter; Maria in her journey to liberate herself from the stiff church community and her father.
Ofelas / Pathfinder (1987) Nils Gaup, Mikkel Gaup, Ingvald Guttorm, Nils Utsi, Action, Adventure, Drama
Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called “tjuder”, roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area, including the parents and their little daughter, the families teenage son, Aigin, observes the slaughter. He manages to flee from these killers and reaches a camp with other Lapps whose inhabitants are worried if he has been able to hide his track. Afraid of the murderous people, they decide to flee to the coast. The boy stays alone to avenge his families murder. Unfortunately, they get him before he can do anything and force him to lead them to the other Lapps. He guides them but has a plan to destroy the barbarous people before reaching the camp.
Iskyss / Ice kiss (2008) Knut Erik Jensen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Regimantas Adomaitis, Per Egil Aske, Drama
This is a love story. A young Norwegian girl falls in love with a Russian POW during WWII. She helps him survive, but later on, after the WWII ends, the lovers are separated, as citizens of mutually unfriendly states. They have to pay a high price for their love.
Hodet over vannet / Head Above Water (1993) Nils Gaup, Lene Elise Bergum, Svein Roger Karlsen, Morten Abel, Comedy, Thriller
Einar and Bjørn leave Lene on the island for a fishing trip. Then her former lover, Gaute, drops by unexpectedly. Drunk, he sleeps in the double bed. Lene sleeps on the couch and wakes up when the men come back. She tries to wake Gaute, but then discovers that he’s dead.
The story of a young Gerd, played by Liv Ullman in her first leading role, who falls in love with a young boy. She is considered a ‘loose’ woman, and the boy’s family does not accept their relationship. The young couple run away to a cabin in the woods where they meet a rogue man who tests their relationship.
Kraftidioten / In Order of Disappearance (2014) Hans Petter Moland, Stellan Skarsgård, Bruno Ganz, Pål Sverre Hagen, Action, Crime, Thriller
Nils ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, and is recently awarded a Citizen of the Year Award. When his son is murdered for something he did not do, Nils wants revenge. And justice. His actions ignite a war between the vegan gangster “the Count” and the Serbian mafia boss “Papa”. Winning a blood feud isn’t easy, especially not in a welfare state. But Nils has something going for him: Heavy machinery and beginners luck.