Sonja - The White Swan is the story about Sonja Henie, one of the world's greatest athletes and the inventor of modern figure skating, who decides to go to Hollywood in 1936 to become a ... See full summary »
The film tells the love story between Hans (Barry Atsma) and Margje (Noortje Herlaar) - sweethearts since school. Hans grows up in a strict religious environment, with a brutal father. He ... See full summary »
Jonas has started a new life and lives in Scandinavia's least criminal town. But the facade falls when Jonas realizes that other inhabitants are former criminals with dark secrets. They will do anything it takes to protect their new lives.
Andrea Bræin Hovig,
In 1888 Amsterdam, a stubborn violin maker and his pharmacist cousin face hardship and tragedy as they oppose the powerful businessmen who plan to force him from his house and erect a luxurious new hotel in its place.
Gijs Scholten van Aschat,
In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.
Torkel Dommersnes Soldal
Valkyrien centers on a doctor who runs an illegal, underground clinic in an old bomb shelter, where he treats criminals, emergency patients, and others who can't or won't seek medical help in a regular hospital.
Pål Sverre Hagen,
A young man's mythical quest for a stone that fell from the sky. He searches, stumbles and suffers as he traverses the sadistic universe of Northern Europe. He only finds redemption on the very edge of madness. Based on the iconic Dutch novel 'Nooit meer slapen' by Willem Frederik Hermans.
When I was at high school, long ago, I read the 1966 novel on which this movie is based: Nooit Meer Slapen (Never sleep again) by the late Dutch writer W.F. Hermans. The book read like a slow burner on existentialism and loneliness in the Norwegian wilderness.
I was pleasant surprised that this story was finally made into a movie.
Beyond Sleep leans heavily on close ups of leading man Reinout Scholten van Aschat who plays a young geologist searching for meteor impacts in Norway. He is beautiful with his green eyes and red beard. Scholten van Aschat is a real cinematographer's dream. The agony and anguish he has to play is inarticulate because he is a typical polite Dutch boy who doesn't complain easily.
Betrayal is the main topic. On screen there is a lot of controlled anger (that gives the movie a thriller element) and the counterpart of that, delusions and paranoid hallucinations. Fate and irony overwhelm the young geologist. The results of the expedition are the total opposite of the expectations.
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