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Scandinavian/Nordic Language Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): Norwegian Titles

Norwegian Titles

 

The Almost Man = Mer eller mindre mann
"Henrik is 35 and trying to establish himself. His girlfriend is pregnant, he is in a new apartment and even starting a new job. However, Henrik and his friends always go out and party like they're 20 and act childish. Is Henrik ready to go from boy to a man?"

Blind
"Ingrid lithe, beautiful, and married to an up-and-coming architect, is a woman contending with the recent loss of vision. While attempting to navigate a world without sight, she spends her days reconstructing the visual world by writing salacious stories that slowly morph into fantasies about her husband and other characters that may or may not actually exist. When real-life crashes into Ingrid's creations, she must finally come to terms with her new reality."

Bølgen = The Wave
"The experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family, when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes in the underground. Kristian gets worried and his worst nightmare is about to come true, when the alarm goes off and the disaster is inevitable. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many as possible including his own family."

Dead Snow
"A group of medical students take a sex-and-booze-fueled ski vacation to a remote cabin in the Norwegian Alps, where they uncover a dark secret from WWII. This discovery results in the resurrection of a battalion of uncontrollable, unstoppable and extremely undead Nazis. What follows is a blitzkrieg of bloodshed, body parts and action-packed zombie carnage."

DeUsynlige = Troubled Water
"Jan, recently released from prison after serving time for the murder of a child, has always maintained his innocence and is ready to put the past behind him. A gifted organist, he takes a job at an Oslo church under his middle name, Thomas. His talent and gentle manner quickly earn him the respect of his superiors, as well as the love of the pastor, Anna, and her little boy, Jens. But his past catches up with him when Agnes, a local teacher, comes to the church on a school visit and recognizes the organist as Jan, the man who was convicted for the murder of her son."

En ganske snill mann = A Somewhat Gentle Man
"Ulrik is a somewhat gentle man, as far as gangsters go. Reluctantly back on the streets following a stint in prison, Ulrik's boss greets him with open arms and a plan to settle an old score. With a demented sense of professional pride, Ulrik's boss sets in motion a plan to right the wrong done to his star employee. The problem is, Ulrik would rather go about his own business, however mundane, than get involved with his ragtag colleagues again."

Få meg på, for faen = Turn Me On, Damnit!
"15-year-old Alma is consumed by her hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on."

Fritt vilt = Cold Prey
"Five teenage snowboarders forced to seek shelter in an apparently abandoned ski lodge discover that someone -- or something-- already lives there."

Hawaii, Oslo
"...is the story of a handful of desperate people whose paths cross on the hottest day of the year in Oslo. Frode and Milla have their first child, but learn he will not live long without an expensive operation they cannot afford. Bobbie-Pop is a faded singer who tries to commit suicide. Leon is an institutionalized mental patient, who hopes to keep a 10-year-old date on his birthday with his teenage sweetheart. Leon's brother, Trygve, gets a weekend leave from prison to be with Leon on his birthday, but plans on using the furlough to escape. Overseeing Leon and protecting him is his guardian angel Vidar, Leon's best buddy at the institution, who sees things no one else can see, and who may be able to save everyone--except himself."

Insomnia
"Disgraced Swedish detective Jonas Engström travels to Northern Norway to solve a brutal murder. Unable to sleep through the night of the midnight sun, Engström quickly loses his grip on the case and his mind."

Jackpot
"After winning a huge sum of money in a betting pool, four coworkers begin to double-cross each other over the prize money. Based on a story by top crime writer Jo Nesbo, a Coen Brothers-inspired riff on greed and betrayal with a Nordic twist."

King of Devil's Island
"Seventeen-year-old Erling is a rumored murderer and therefore sent to the Bastoy Boys Home correctional facility. Once there he clashes with the island facility's governor who believes manual labor, rigid discipline, and harsh punishment is the only way to turn these boys around. Refusing to accept the constant abuse, Erling leads the boys in a violent uprising that will bring them head to head with no less than the Norwegian Army."

The Last King
"Aided by rebel group the Birch Legs, the Norwegian King fights for survival against the Church's Bishopsmen, who seek to supplant the throne. On his deathbed after falling ill, the King soon welcomes a son, born in secrecy, as half the Kingdom wants him dead. Tasked with guarding the only remaining heir to the throne, two Birch Legs warriors, Skjervald and Torstein, escape with the infant and must traverse treacherous landscapes to protect their future King."

Max Manus: Man of War
"An explosive, adrenaline-pumping thrill ride and the tale of one man's heroic actions in the line of duty. Based on the true story of World War II saboteur Max Manus and his personal struggles."

Monster Thursday
"Three friends and one love triangle. All want to quest for the perfect wave and love."

O'Horten
"Odd Horten is a neat, meticulous, pipe-smoking train conductor. He is winding up 40 years of service for the Norwegian railways. He wonders, when a man's life has been determined by timetables and clearly-defined journeys along narrow tracks, how he will now spend his free hours. Horten goes about his final work shifts and then enters into the uncertain world of retirement. He meets the dilemma of buying a new pipe using the same placid curiosity he brings to meeting a stranger who invites him to his home."

Oslo, August 31st
"Anders will soon complete his drug rehabilitation in the countryside. As part of the program, he is allowed to go into the city for a job interview. But he takes advantage of the leave and stays in the city, drifting around, meeting people he hasn't seen in a long while. Anders is smart, handsome, and from a good family, but he is deeply haunted by all the opportunities he has wasted and all the people he has let down."

Pioneer
"In the early 80s, at the beginning of the Norwegian oil boom. Oil and gas deposits are discovered in the North Sea, authorities aim to bring the oil ashore through a pipeline. Petter, a professional diver, is obsessed with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea. Then a sudden, tragic accident changes everything. Petter is sent on a perilous journey where he loses sight of who is pulling the strings. He then realizes that he is in way over his head and that his life is at stake."

Reprise
"Follows two aspiring novelists and lifelong friends journeying down different paths after one receives wild acclaim for his first novel and the other receives a pile of rejection slips."

Salmer fra kjøkkenet
"A Swedish efficiency expert under strict orders not to interact with his subject is sent to improve a Norwegian farmer's culinary efforts. But the sly old farmer much prefers to amuse himself by impeding the timid researcher's work! Soon, in the struggle between neutral observation and the need for human interaction, the kitchen becomes a battleground!"

Skjult = Hidden
"After his mother passes away, KK returns home after nineteen years to settle her estate. Having spent the last two decades trying to forget his cruel mother and the life he led in her creepy house in the woods, KK finds that with his heritage comes dark and deadly secrets, and there are some things you just can't run away from."

Sykt lykkelig = Happy, Happy
"Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with her because she 'isn't particularly attractive' anymore. Whatever. That's life. But when 'the perfect couple' moves in next door, Kaja struggles to keep her emotions in check. Not only do these successful, beautiful, exciting people sing in a choir; they have also adopted a child from Ethiopia."