• 1001 Grams

    1001 Gram / Norway / 2014 / dir. Bent Hamer / 95 mins / drama / starring Ane Dahl Torp, Laurent Stocker, & Hildegun Riise “Life’s heaviest burden is to have nothing to carry.” Screened as part of the Chicago International Film Festival Under normal circumstances, Marie (Ane Dahl Torp), a Norwegian scientist working for the Bureau of Weights and Measures,

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  • The Keeper of Lost Causes

    Kvinden i buret / Denmark / 2013 / dir. Mikkel Nørgaard / 97 mins / crime & thriller / Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Per Scheel Krüger & Troels Lyby The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret) had quite a difficult task before it has been released. During the Scandinavian crime fiction occupation around the world, it was

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  • Hellfjord

    Hellfjord / Norway / 2012 / 210 mins / Television mini-series / comedy / starring Zahid Ali, Stig Frode Henriksen,  & Ingrid Bolsø Berdal Let’s be honest, Hellfjord is not as well known as The Killing or The Bridge, not even on the same fame scale as the other NRK’s comedy co-production Lilyhammer (OK, it owes its

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  • In Order of Disappearance

    Kraftidioten / Norway / 2014 / dir. Hans Petter Moland / 116 mins / crime & comedy / starring Stellan Skarsgård, Jakob Oftebro & Kristofer Hivju Two Norwegian gangsters are sitting in a car, talking about snow. One of them sees a connection between the cold weather and the welfare state. You could never get people to go

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  • Cineuropa Reviews ‘A Second Chance’

    “How far can ordinary people go when tragedy knocks on their door, creeps into their living room and moves into their bedroom?”, asks Oscar-winning Danish director Susanne Bier alongside her regular screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen (Love Is All You Need [+], In A Better World [+]) with this new movie – the artistic team came to present it at the San Sebastian Film

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  • Review: ‘Dawn’ (2014)

    Norwegian film has come a long way. Ever since the silent era, it has regularly been compared with the cinema of neighbouring countries Sweden and Denmark, and usually came up short. The craftsmanship behind filmmaking appeared to be neglected by too many filmmakers, and in the 1980s hit rock bottom when a film festival in

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  • Keeper of Lost Causes Review: At the Movies

    Australia’s At the Movies has released a review of ‘The Keeper of Lost Causes’. Keeper of Lost Causes Rated MA Review by David Stratton Danish police officer Carl Morck, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, wears a constantly grim expression, but then he doesn’t have a lot to smile about – thanks to his recklessness, one colleague was killed,

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