In post war Sweden it was discovered that every year, an average housewife walks the equivalent number of miles as the distance between Stockholm and Congo, while preparing her family meals. So the Home Research Institute sent out eighteen observers to a rural district of Norway to map out the kitchen routines of single men. The researchers were on twenty-four-hour call, and sat in special strategically placed chairs in each kitchen. Furthermore, under no circumstances were the researchers to be spoken to, or included in the kitchen activities.
Tag Archives: Norwegian
Nord / North (2009) Denstad Langlo, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Kyrre Hellum, Marte Aunemo, Comedy, Drama
NORTH Following a nervous breakdown, ski athlete Jomar has isolated himself in a lonely existence as the guard of a ski park. When he learns that he might be the father of a child way up north, he sets on a strange and poetic journey through Norway on a snowmobile, with 5 liters of alcohol as sole provisions. On this trip through amazing arctic landscapes, Jomar seems to do everything in his power to avoid reaching his destination. He meets other tender and confused souls, who will all contribute to push Jomar further along his reluctant journey towards the brighter side of life.
Secondløitnanten / The Last Lieutenant (1993) Hans Petter Moland, Espen Skjønberg, Lars Andreas Larssen, Gard B. Eidsvold, Drama, War
The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale that offends him. They even laugh at him and his out-dated uniform and officer-rank. Secondloitnanten then finds and leads his private troop of volunteers against the German attack. The movie tells the story of a man that refuses to give up, even when everybody else leaves. He will fight for the country he loves and do his duty.
Sønner / Sons (2006) Erik Richter Strand, Nils Jørgen Kaalstad, Mikkel Bratt Silset, Edward Schultheiss, Drama
Trouble starts when Lars, a 25-year-old with few prospects for the future, discovers that an older man is fooling around with the teenage boys in his suburb. A terrible rage is triggered in Lars, and he embarks on a crusade to stop the abuser. But it soon spins out of control, and Lars’ actions end up endangering those he set out to protect.
Døden er et kjærtegn / Death is a Caress (1949) Edith Carlmar, Claus Wiese, Bjørg Riiser-Larsen, Eva Bergh, Drama, Romance
De dødes tjern / Lake of the Dead (1958) Kåre Bergstrøm, André Bjerke, Bjørg Engh, Henki Kolstad, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
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.
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.
Jernanger / The Storm in My Heart (2009) Pål Jackman, Ailo Gaup, Pål Sverre Hagen, Hans Petter Hansen, Drama
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.