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Norwegian Film History

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People who added this item 180 Average listal rating (84 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5


Psychological thriller that got most attention in Norway (as usual) due to its main young women showing off their nicely shaped bodies
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People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0


Norways only Academy Award Winner (for Best Documentary) and (naturally also) its best exploration documentary about national explorer Thor Heyerdahl.
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Number 2 in the series
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People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.2


Romantic comedy for soccer-fans, especially of the team Manchester United anno 2003
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Maria Bonnevie sitting on an icebear is just a magical fantasy image
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The Olsenbanden gang was hugely popular but by 2003 most of the original cast was dead or too old to do anything more. So prequels/ reboot with child actors was the only way to go. They started with a pre-Christmas series and as it was hugely popular for the young generation it was decided to make a movie. Its success ensured that several new sequels was made and when child actors got to old they only replaced them
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First Norwegian splattermovie made by amateurs and with no budget. Ripoff or homage of Peter Jackson films?
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People who added this item 207 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2

2012s most anticipated Norwegian film is a movie version of the Academy Award nominated documentary with the same name about Norwegian adventurer and explorer Thor Heyerdahl. This recreated drama has been directed by duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.

The film has the highest budget for any Norwegian movie ever and they have made sure this adventure has even more action, romance and computer effects than the original story. It has been Golden Globe and Academy Award Nominated for Best Foreign Film, but it lacks little bit in terms of characterization for my own taste.
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People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9


Actiondrama
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1st in the "Pelle & Proffen" saga based upon Ingvar Ambjørnsens book-series was a big boxoffice success in Norway and spawned two sequels. Its like a Norwegian "Hardy Boys" movie but in Oslos underground where the drugs flow.
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One of Norways first crime movies. It was also a big box office success that also made its run in other countries.
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 2.5 IMDB Rating 0


Teenage drama
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 3.8 IMDB Rating 0


Drama about materialism
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People who added this item 660 Average listal rating (418 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3


Norways first zombie-movie is unforgivingly brutal and violent with one disturbing sexscene on a toilet.
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People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9


Based upon Knut Hamsuns classic and debutnovel. Its a Norwegian/Swedish cooperation. Per Oscarssons acting is the main reason to see this movie and he deservly won a prize for Best Actor in Cannes.
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Norwegian version of a popular Danish filmseries. Incredible enough this concept was remade also in Sweden (as Jönsson Ligaen) in the 1980s and both Norway, Denmark and Sweden created a very long running franchise. This is 1st in the Norwegian series.
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Third in the series. It is possibly the best as this is the only one that is farthest away from the repeating formula of the series - and it is about nazigold and an evil villain that looks like Arne Treholt... Norways own superninja.
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People who added this item 84 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0


British-Norwegian cooperation about Norways most famous painter. It is a huge critical acclaimed movie and is an entry on the "Masters of Cinema" DVD/Blu-Ray label. Eccential film in every serious film fan's collection.
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Probably the most accomplished and timeless movie that has been done in Norway. It is full of Norwegian atmosphere and is a great racingfilm done with stopmotion. The racingsequence must have been seen by George Lucas for the podracing sequence in "Star Wars I" because it steals the buildup and even the pace of the scenes from this film.
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Nr. 7 in series
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Nr. 8 in series
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Nr. 10 in series
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13th in series - and final with original castmembers Carsten Byhring and Sverre Wilberg who died during the 15 year break between this and the absolute final chapter in the original filmseries
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Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Movie. It was reworked for North American standards with Karl Urban. The remake was like the remake of "The Wicker Man". It is impossible to make an American version of something as Nordic as this story. 1980s biggest success and a timeless classic.
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0


Coming-of-age movie. Based upon Tarjei Vesaas' novel. Per Blom directed what is regarded as his best movie
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First Norwegian movie with unsimulated sex-scenes starring Amanda Ooms. Controversial Svend Wam directing.
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Family. First of two movies.
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 5.3


Comedy by teamduo Wam & Wennerød
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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7


American-Norwegian cooperation by the director of "Pathfinder" and "Head Above Water" that mix Norwegian and Hollywood actors into this pirate movie. It is actually a promising movie but re-edited and reworked by producers from Disney into a "Home Alone" clone during the movies final act instead of an action movie for teenagers as was the plan. Still there is some good acting by the kids and Gabriel Byrne is a good evil pirate. It could have been better but could have been a lot worse too.
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Based upon a novel by Lars Saabye Christensen and adapted by the writer who changed his novel so much it has to be seen as an original story. Martin Holst filmdebut is a solid "coming of age" film with comic undertones.
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.8


Another entry in the "1001 Movies You Need to See Before You Die" (Norwegian Edition). It is described as a rather eccentric and absurd movie with extremly lowkey scenes. Directed by Bent Hamer
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0


Max von Sydow returns to Scandinavia for this drama about Norways most controversial writer.
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People who added this item 194 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3


Thriller. The "real" start of the Norwegian film awakening where the rest of the world started to notice that it was other countries in Scandinavia then Sweden and Denmark that was making films. Remade, but this is the original and YES it is the best one. Simply incredible when we think that the remake is done by THAT Dark Knight director. But, we needed a swedish superstar in the main role to kickstart our industry and to make it interesting for the international market :) Directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg
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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8


Winner of the Critic Price in Cannes. What one will remember from this film is its weird characters in weird absurd situations and is one of those films that made Norwegian directors take more risks and not be afraid of their 'weird eccentric' creativity. Directed by Pål Sletaune
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.9


Drama based upon Jostein Gaarders novel.
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People who added this item 30 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2


British-Norwegian co-operation. A celebrated International success with a great cast (Stellan Skarsgård, Lena Headey, Charlotte Rampling). Hans Petter Moland is one of the interesting directors of the new Norwegian film revolution.
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People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 2.1
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Independent selfproduced horrormovie that was released directly to video/DVD. It was Norways first real slasher/horror.
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 0


Romantic comedy directed by Pål Jackman
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Coming-of-age movie inspired by real events from writer Odd Børresens life
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People who added this item 131 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6


Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Film. This was the first in a trilogy, but the second storywise. Based upon Ingvar Ambjørnsen's novels. Directed by Petter Næss
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.2


Family film for those with love for horses
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Hans Petter Molands drama about Vietnamese boat refugees that adds international movie stars Nick Nolte, Bai Ling and Tim Roth. Underrated and an interesting companionpiece to Oliver Stones "Heaven & Earth"
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 4.7


Coming-of-age drama would have been a notorious nasty and banned film in Norway due to the underage nudescenes with Rita Kvist if it hadn't been for that it was directed by female director, Nathilde Rapp.
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Direct to video-production. Morgan Kane is a long-running book series by Louis Masterson that is hugely popular in Norway.
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Drama with both fantasy and comedic elements. Directed by Gunnar Vikene
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Documentary about the man/wartraitor whose name has the same effect in Norwegian history as Judas in biblical stories.
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People who added this item 82 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
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Interesting documentary about all the actresses of Norwegian blood that became famous (or not so famous) in Hollywood.
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People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8


Romantic comedy
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People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6


2nd in the "Elling" trilogy, but a prequel to the original. Solid, but lacks the warmth of the original. Directed by Eva Isaksen.
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