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Films From Norway

Filmmaker Hans Petter Moland teams up with actor Stellan Skarsgard for the third time (Zero Kelvin and Aberdeen) with this minimalist crime-comedy. ... The large and lumbering Ulrik (Skarsgard) is the kind of guy who just wants to get along with everyone. Just released from a 12-year prison stint ... Read more
"Powerful, surreal and frightening … unprecedented in the history of cinema." – Werner Herzog ... In this bizarre and unsettling film, Joshua Oppenheimer presents a chilling picture of a land where mass murderers are celebrated on TV talk shows as heroes. It sounds like a fiction ... Read more
Voted Best Documentary at the 2002 Berlin Film Festival, All About My Father is a highly personal film about Esben Benestad, a well respected doctor - who also happens to be a transvestite - from a small, very close-minded Christian town in Norway. The film was directed by the one person most ... Read more
How the Norwegian authorities, often hindered by in­clement weather or terrain, bring paintings, film, theatre and books to distant communities throughout the country. ... Read more
“One day I hope to be like daddy, my big, kind daddy! I'll be good, and quiet, and hope the day will turn out fine.” ... --- ... D/P/S Anita Killi WS Norwegian Film Institute L Norwegian w/English subtitles TD 35mm or Digi Beta/2009 ... --- ... D/P/S Anita Killi WS Norwegian Film Institute L ... Read more
Crossing illegally into Norway, a father risks everything to secure a better future for his son. An engaging and powerful drama set in cold and desperate times. Received 2006 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival's Prix de la Jeunesse.---D/S Hisham Zaman P Gudny Hummelvoll WS Norwegian ... Read more
An unpredictable thriller about a tight-knit rural community, a terrible crime and an untenable outcome. Bloody Angels is a vigilante justice film set in a frigid, bleak Norwegian burg. Two 'bad seeds', brothers and trouble makers, are prime suspects in the horrific rape and murder of a young ... Read more
A psychological study of a 'fragile' couple through a kaleidoscope of fractured images. What is left is a mood, a glimpse, leaving the audience ta contemplate and consider various solutions. ... Read more
"Masterful ... a meaty, never-sensationalistic political thriller that benefits from its slow-burn approach." – Variety ... In 1970s Sweden, Iris is a troubled 14-year-old groomed in the world of child prostitution. As she is drawn further into a sordid industry with links to the country's ... Read more
Following an introductory sequence showing children from different countries playing war games, we are shown stills of children in real wars. The film focuses on the war experiences of three children now living in Norway — Simon from Chile, Tsega from Ethiopia and Kawa from Iraq. ... Read more
Climax is a modern psychological thriller about a youth named Kirster whose mother was so excessively devoted to him that she alienated her husband's affection for both herself and the boy. Deprived of his father's love, Kirster developed an intense hatred for his mother, which finally drove him to ... Read more
A playful and challenging mixture of fiction film and documentary. Lina´s lusty longing for her lover receives an absurd and musical twist during an unexpected encounter in a coconut cake factory. ... --- ... D/S Charlotte Blom Bjørn Eivind Aarskog WS Norwegian Film Institute L ... Read more
An elderly woman reflects on her youth. A sexy story of ageless lust and deathless passion. A humorous, wistful film about time, memory and love, and fob watches, (MM) ... Read more
A vision of the future of man on a planet he has destroyed. ... Read more
Facing the ferocious Barent Sea—with a practically uninterrupted view of the North Pole—lies the small fishing village of Berlevag, made famous by the Oscar-winning film Babette's Feast (1987). Berlevag is again making a bid for international recognition, this time with the aid of a ... Read more
Ein Zwei Die! ... When eight medical students head off to a cabin in the Norwegian wilderness they plan to spend their time relaxing, drinking, having fun and doing what young students do. But after a dire warning from a local crackpot, a familiar stage is set for horror to be inflicted upon ... Read more
A shitty little film about a rat, a cat and an elephant. Be careful where you hide. ... Read more
Eddie and Maria have met at a time in their lives when they're both keen to start life afresh, eager to leave their respective pasts behind. But the past has a way of emerging unexpectedly. One day Eddie's old friend Kullmann arrives on the scene, recently released from a long prison sentence for a ... Read more
A housing estate in one of Oslo's suburbs is the setting for this domestic comedy. In a spotless new apartment building lives Mrs. Randi Svendsen — comparatively young, comparatively happy — with her husband and two sons. Her diligence is prompted by the fear that her neighbours will ... Read more
The artistic development of the well known Nor­wegian painter. Munch, as seen m his works collected in the Oslo Museum. ... Read more
The Norwegian painter, Edvard Munch (1863-1944), was one of the pioneers of modern art, who, along with van Gogh, is regarded as the founder of Expressionism Through his paintings, he intended to change the way people looked at art He said, 'Instead of painting pictures of men reading and women ... Read more
"Intriguing and disturbing, made with tremendous confidence and conviction." - Guardian ... Vincent Gallo stars as an unnamed Taliban soldier, captured and flown to a mysterious eastern European country for interrogation. A quirk of fate sees him escape, but he grows increasingly desperate as his ... Read more
Winner of Best Swedish Feature at the Gothenburg International Film Festival. ... Like a bizarrely surreal, acid-drenched version of The Office, this wacky first feature by Patrick Eklund has been highly anticipated following the success of his short films, the Oscar-nominated Instead of ... Read more
Harvest is set in Norway in the immediate future. Political upheaval in the Third World has led to a complete break-down in the export of raw materials, causing an economic crisis in the industrialised Western countries. ... In Norway thousands of workers are ... put out of work, and food supplies ... Read more
Leon is the kleptomaniac inmate of an asylum. Apart from theft, Leon has one obsession, Asa, his childhood sweetheart. A decade earlier they had arranged to meet on Leon's birthday if they wanted to marry. With that happy day upon him, Leon can think of nothing but Asa, who is speeding to Oslo. ... Read more
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