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Films From Norway

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Herman is the warm-hearted story of an 11 year-old boy who encounters a stumbling block on the path to puberty premature (and rapid) hair loss. The setting is Oslo 1961, a time when people didn't have pat answers for per­sonal problems, and young Herman, poised on the verge of adolescence ... Read more
A film from the North Cape on Midsummer's Night, when human beings are not the only ones in search of love. Even the frogs are liable to profess their feelings for each other, a la Shakespeare.. ... Read more
An uncle in Norway is the emotional focus of three children living in an Indian village, liwan's planned journey home becomes a subtle study in the spiritual passage through memory and culture. ... Read more
Selected for Berlin and Seattle Film Festivals and awarded at two more, Jonny Vang is a skewed black comedy about a small town loser with ambitions to make it in the high flying world of ... worm farming. Jonny is a harmless dope who's made a few enemies in his Norwegian hometown. He has borrowed ... Read more
[Kissed by Winter] is the piercing debut feature of Sara Johnsen, its story turning on loss, repression and redemption. ... A doctor in Stockholm, Victoria's life is thrown into disarray by the death of her beloved son and the blame her husband feels towards her. She flees to a backwater Norwegian ... Read more
Kitchen Stories (Salmer fra Kjøkkenet) NorwayNorway's Official Oscar entry Kitchen Stories is a funny, moving and beautifully observed little gem that has won hearts at Film Festivals around the world. Folke is an employee of the Home Research Institute in conservative, post-war Sweden ... Read more
Two organisers of the Turkish trade union Disk tell of the maltreatment and torture of hundreds of their members since the military coup of September, 1980. ... Read more
Guilt and redemption under the northern lights. ... A German couple, Niels and Maria, and their teenage son Markus move to the Norwegian coastal town of Hammerfest, hoping for a new beginning in the land of endless twilight. Instead they find themselves drifting further apart. Niels submerges ... Read more
You can't stop your thoughts. ... It's 2024 and an oil-starved Europe has connected its train systems via a massive underground subway network. Whenever Roger, a call-centre worker from Stockholm, steps into Metropia a stranger's voice begins speaking in his head. He turns to shampoo ad girl Nina ... Read more
The film documents the life of Manuel Rodriguez a 12-ycar-old garbageman working in Mexico City. ... Read more
Petter, who is in his early twenties, has left university in Oslo and broken off his engagement. He is returning home to the small town where he grew up to spend Christmas with his mother, who is a widow. On the train he meets a school-teacher, Eva, and they are strongly attracted to each other ... Read more
Sara has just published the most successful novel of her career but the sweetness of the limelight is soured by her personal life. Her marriage collapsed and she is still grieving the death of her young son, an only child. She is isolated in a cold, minimalist monument to the Scandanavian modernist ... Read more
A real refugee family re-enact their experiences during their re-settlement in Norway after long years of camp-life in Germany. ... Read more
An intense and claustrophobic fiction about a man locked up in prison The lilm tea psychological study of a man in total isolation, deprived of all his human rights It is dedicated in prisoners of conscience. ... Read more
Each account of heroism and hardship which came out of World War II seemed to set a new level for man's indestructible spirit: but none seemed so utterly incredible as this tale of the Norwegian underground fighter, Jan Baalsrud. ... Based on his actual experience, as described in David Howarth's ... Read more
“Magnificently visual, with deadpan acting reminiscent of the road movies of Jim Jarmusch and Bouli Lanners and a quirky economy of style.” - Variety ... Rune Denstad Langlo makes his directorial debut with a wacky ski movie blessed with deft Scandinavian humour and commanding performances. One ... Read more
“Bent Hamer's unique blend of absurdist humour and aching melancholy has never worked better than in O'Horten.” - Screen DailyRailway driver Odd Horten, played by veteran actor Bard Owe, is settled into a lifestyle of comfortable routines, but as he faces retirement, everything is sent awry ... Read more
Sex, being cool and the ever-elusive orgasm - it's all so simple when you're 10 years old. ... --- D Anne Sewitsky P Synnøve Hørsdal S Kathinka Nicolaysen WS Norwegian Film Institute L Norwegian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008 ... Read more
One day a man bought a house in the city of Kampen. But someone was already living there... ... Read more
“An intimate portrait of the end of the world. – Variety ... Anders has almost completed his drug rehabilitation in rural Norway. To aid his recovery, he is permitted to visit Oslo for a day to attend a job interview. Taking advantage of this, he revisits people from his past life and ... Read more
Filmmaker Inger Lise Hansen turns architecture and space on its head, showing how much our perspective is ruled by habit. ... --- ... D Inger Lise Hansen P OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz WS SixPackFilm L no dialogue TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D Inger Lise Hansen P OK Center for Contemporary ... Read more
A parent and a problem child play a deadly serious game of hide-and-seek in a dark and monstrous nursery. A twisted fantasy for all children who ever wished that parents came with a six-month warranty. ... Read more
From the 13th to 29th of July 1982, representatives from peace- organisations in Nordic countries and the Soviet Union Participated in a March against nuclear. Weapons. With thousands of other along the route, the march proceeded from Stockholm through Finland into the Soviet Union to Moscow and ... Read more
A small, romantic storm in a tea cup. A man's memory of, or wish for a relationship. Highly polished, symbolically contrived, visually beautiful with a dynamic camera that rushes into the sky and suggests flight or astral travel as it hovers. The opening title muses "Am I alive'? asleep? It seems ... Read more
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