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.
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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.
En folkefiende / An Enemy of the People (2005) Erik Skjoldbjærg, Jørgen Langhelle, Trine Wiggen, Pia Tjelta, Drama
In a modern version of Ibsen’s stage play we meet TV-celebrity Tomas Stockman going back to his native village to produce the world’s purest bottle water. The plant will bring new life and hope to the village, but unexpected trouble occurs.
Escape / Flukt (2012) Roar Uthaug, Isabel Christine Andreasen, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Milla Olin, Action, History, Thriller
It’s been ten years since the Black Plague ravaged the lands. A poor family sets out on a journey to find a better place to live. On a desolate mountain pass, the family is attacked by a pack of merciless killers. The only one to be spared is 19 year old Signe, who is taken hostage and brought back to camp. There she learns she is to face a fate far worse than death, and she realizes the only thing to do is to run away. But her escape does not go unnoticed, and now the chase is on.
Let Me Borrow Your Wife / Lån meg din kone (1958) Edith Carlmar, Tore Foss, Sonja Wigert, Vigdis Røising, Comedy
The movie takes place in a company that sells baby toys. It is time to fill a leading position, and it is known the owner of the company only places married men on leading positions. This leads a young bachelor to “borrow” his best friends wife to have a chance at the position.
The setting is a small, secluded village in Norway. The son of the chief of the fire department, Dag (Trond Nilssen) has a secret, unhealthy obsession with fire that slowly begins to spiral completely out of control. As the number of fires in the area grow exponentially, the locals have to accept the fact that the arsonist is one of their own…
A picaresque tale. Odd Horton is dependable and contained: he’s a train engineer retiring after 40 years of service, living a simple life. His idea of adventure is to fly from one city in Norway to another. Starting on the night of his retirement dinner, Odd has a series of dislocating experiences: a boy insists that Odd sit by his bedside while he falls asleep; misadventure causes Odd to miss his last run; he witnesses an arrest; he assists an old man and makes a friend; he takes a trip with a blindfolded driver; he adopts a dog; he takes stock late one night at the roundhouse; he revisits his mother’s disappointment in him. How should he live the rest of his life?