Tag Archives: Norway

Insomnia (1997) Erik Skjoldbjærg

Insomnia (1997)
In a Norwegian city with a 24-hour daylight cycle, a Swedish murder investigator is brought in to find an elusive killer. But when the officer accidentally kills his own partner and covers it up, a double sided game of cat-and-mouse ensues.

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Sånger från andra våningen / Songs From The Second Floor (2000) Roy Andersson

Songs From The Second Floor (2000)
A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion, greatness and smallness and, most of all, our vulnerability. It is a story with many characters, among them a father and his mistress, his youngest son and his girlfriend. It is a film about big lies, abandonment and the eternal longing for companionship and confirmation.

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Brent av frost / Burnt by Frost (1997) Knut Erik Jensen

Brent av frost (1997)
When is an enemy not an enemy? when is an ally not an ally? The answer to these questions determines the fate of a man. Simon’s struggle is played out against the rugged landscape of northern Norway. Raised in a close-knit community, he bears the scars of a childhood haunted by rumors. During World War II, the Russians and Americans become a presence in this remote landscape, which will have far-reaching consequences. Victimized by rumor and Norway’s shifting political allegiances, Simon is denied the final reconciliation he longs for with his community and with himself. When the Berlin Wall falls, his life is once more turned upside down.

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Larmar och gör sig till / In the Presence of a Clown (1997) Ingmar Bergman

Larmar och gor sig till (1997)
Inventor Carl Åkerblom is a rosy-cheeked 54 year-old admirer of Franz Schubert – and a patient in the psychiatric ward of Akademiska Hospital in Uppsala, after having attempted to beat to death his fiancée, Pauline Thibault. Together with another patient, Professor Osvald Vogler, they set up a film project: the living talkie. Before long, they set off on a frantic tour with their film, “The Joy of the Joyous Girl”…

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Jernanger / The Storm in My Heart (2009) Pål Jackman, Ailo Gaup, Pål Sverre Hagen, Hans Petter Hansen, Drama

Jernanger (2009)
Jernanger is a tale about the tempered Eivind who isn’t scared of anything- except love. Eivind, lives aboard a boat in the South of Norway. The boat lies low and lopsided in the water. Thirty years ago Eivind left his homestead and his teenage sweetheart behind, and he has not been back since. He was meant to go back when everything was honky-dory- only that never happened. Then young Kris appears. He wants to travel the world but didn’t get any longer than to the lifeboat of Jernanger. The to men finds one another and together they hatch a great plan.

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Hvíti víkingurinn / The White Viking (1991) Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, Gotti Sigurdarson, Maria Bonnevie, Sveinn M. Eiðsson, Adventure, Drama

Hviti vikingurinn (1991)
Norway in the 10th century. Askur, son of the powerful Thorgeir marries Embla, daughter of one of the few remaining landowners in Norway, in a pagan ceremony. King Olav, a ruthless Christian, wants to remove all traces of non-Christian beliefs and captures the two of them during the ceremony. In order to free Embla, Askur must go to Iceland and convert the people there to Christianity.

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Buddy (2003) Morten Tyldum, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Aksel Hennie, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Buddy (2003)
Kristoffer is a billboard hanger, 24 years old and carefree. When his girlfriend Elisabeth dumps him for the boss of her trend bureau, his life falls into pieces. He feels like a loser. By coincidence some of Kristoffer’s video diaries end up with the producer of the popular talk show “Karsten Tonight” in TV2. A few weeks later Kristoffer’s life has become TV entertainment. People love the sequences from his commune at Tøyen: Kristoffer’s half-twisted view of his surroundings, his crazy best friend Geir, not to mention the weird web designer Stig Inge, who hasn’t set foot outside the Tøyen shopping center for two years. Kristoffer’s future again looks bright, everyone likes him, but revealing your life on national television comes with a price tag. As Kristoffer’s future in the TV business looks brighter and brighter, his friends start suffering. Geir’s big secret is revealed, and Stig Inge’s personal problems are much more serious than Kristoffer first thought.

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Aberdeen (2000) Hans Petter Moland, Stellan Skarsgård, Lena Headey, Jean Anderson, Drama

Aberdeen (2000)
Kaisa is a Scot, a successful London lawyer, who snorts coke and has one-night stands with strangers. Her mother calls from Aberdeen with some story begging her to fly to Norway and collect her alcoholic dad whom she hasn’t seen in years. The impatient Kaisa reluctantly agrees. The story is a ruse: mom is dying and wants her ex and her daughter together again. The trip gets complicated (dad is too drunk to fly and the hot-tempered Kaisa gets them banned from the airline): they go by ferry then car, needing a great deal of help along the way from a sweet lorry driver named Clive. Will they reach Aberdeen before mom’s death, and will Kaisa find any stability within herself or in others?

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