A Thousand Times Goodnight (2013)

ERIK POPPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Tusen Ganger God Natt Alternate title:  1,000 Times Good Night Norway/Ireland/Sweden, 2013.  Paradox Spillefilm, Paradox, Newgrange Pictures, Film i Vast, Zentropa International Sweden.  Screenplay by Erik Poppe, Harald Rosenlow-Eeg, additional material by Kirsten Sheridan.  Cinematography by John Christian Rosenlund.  Produced by Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B. Kvae.  Music by Armand Amar.  Production Design by Eleanor Wood.  Costume Design by…

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Dogville (2003)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Denmark/Sweden/Norway/Finland/United Kingdom/France/Germany/The Netherlands, 2003.  Zentropa Entertainments, Isabella Films B.V., Something Else B.V., Memfis Film, Trollhattan Film AB, Pain Unlimited GmbH Filmproduktion, Sigma Films, Zoma Films Ltd., Slot Machine, Liberator Productions, Film i Vast, Arte France Cinema, France 3 Cinema, WDR / Arte, Danmarks Radio, Sveriges Television, Nederlandse Programma…

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Dancer In The Dark (2000)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Denmark/Germany/The Netherlands/Italy/USA/United Kingdom/France/Sweden/Finland/Iceland/Norway, 2000.  Zentropa Entertainments, Trust Film Svenska, Film i Vast, Liberator Productions, Pain Unlimited GmbH Filmproduktion, Cinematograph A/S, What Else? B.V., Icelandic Film, Blind Spot Pictures Oy, France 3 Cinema,  Danmarks Radio, Arte France Cinema, SVT Drama, ARTE, Angel Films, Canal+, FilmFour, Fine Line…

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Headhunters (2011)

MORTEN TYLDUM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Hodejegerne Norway/Germany, 2011.  Yellow Bird, Friland, Nordisk Film, ARD Degeto Film, TV2 Norge, Sveriges Television, Danmarks Radio, Norsk Filminstitutt, Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond.  Screenplay by Ulf Ryberg, Lars Gudmestad, based on the novel by Jo Nesbo.  Cinematography by John Andreas Andersen.  Produced by Marianne Gray, Asle Vatn.  Music by Trond Bjerknes, Jeppe Kaas.  Production…

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Insomnia (1997)

ERIK SKJOLDBJAERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Norway, 1997.  Norsk Film, Nordic Screen Production AS, Norsk Filminstitutt.  Screenplay by Nikolaj Frobenius, Erik Skjoldbjaerg.  Cinematography by Erling Thurmann-Andersen.  Produced by Tomas Backstrom, Petter J. Borgli, Tom Remlov.  Music by Geir Jenssen.  Production Design by Eli Bo.  Costume Design by Runa Fonne.  Film Editing by Hakon Overas.  Toronto International Film Festival 1997.   Stellan Skarsgård plays a Swedish…

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Burma VJ (2008)

ANDERS OSTERGAARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Burma VJ: Reporter I Et Lukket Land Denmark/Sweden/Norway/United Kingdom/USA/Germany/The Netherlands/Israel/Spain/Belgium/Canada, 2008.  Kamoli Films, Magic Hour Films ApS, Mediamente, WG Film.  Cinematography by Simon Plum.  Produced by Lise Lense-Moller.  Music by Conny Malmqvist.  Film Editing by Simon Plum.  Academy Awards 2009.  Outstanding documentary that puts absolutely no unnecessary frills on its subject matter. Politically…

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Elling

PETTER NAESS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Norway, 2001.  Maipo Film.  Screenplay by Axel Hellstenius, Larry Stuckey, based on the novel Brodre i Blodet by Ingvar Ambjornsen.   Cinematography by Svein Krovel.  Produced by Dag Alveberg.  Music by Lars Lillo-Stenberg.  Production Design by Jan Sundberg.  Costume Design by Aslaug Konradsdottir.  Film Editing by Inge-Lise Langfeldt.  Academy Awards 2001.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001. Generously humorous…

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101 Reykjavik

BALTASAR KORMAKUR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Iceland/Denmark/France/Norway/Germany, 2000.  Blueeyes Productions, Filmhuset AS, Liberator Productions, Troika Entertainment GmbH, Zentropa Entertainments.  Screenplay by Baltasar Kormakur, based on the novel by Hallgrimur Helgason.  Cinematography by Peter Steuger.  Produced by Baltasar Kormakur, Ingvar Þórðarson.  Music by Damon Albarn, Einar Om Benediktsson.  Production Design by Emil Petursson.  Film Editing by Skule Eriksen, Sigvaldi J. Karason.  Toronto International…

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Cool And Crazy (2001)

KNUT ERIK JENSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Heftig Og Begeistret Sweden/Norway, 2001.  Barentsfilm AS, Giraff Film AB, Norsk Film.  Cinematography by Aslaug Holm, Svein Krovel.Produced by Jan-Erik Gammleng, Tom Remlov.  Music by Per Oddvar Hildre.  Film Editing by Aslaug Holm.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001.   In a faraway Norwegian fishing village, an immensely talented men’s choir has been raging…

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Factotum (2005)

BENT HAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Norway/USA/Germany/France/Italy, 2005.  Bulbul Films, Canal+, Celluloid Dreams, Factotum, MBP, Mikado Film, Network Movie Film-und Fernsehproduktion, Norsk Filmfond, Norsk Filmstudio, Norwegian Film Institute, Pandora Filmproduktion, SF Norge A/S, StarkSales Inc., ZDF/Arte.  Screenplay by Bent Hamer, Jim Stark, based on the novel by Charles Bukowski.  Cinematography by John Christian Rosenlund.  Produced by Bent…

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Kon-Tiki

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Thoroughly enjoyable documentary that follows Thor Heyerdahl‘s historic expedition from Peru to a South Pacific Island, looking to explore the theory that Polynesians possibly originated from South America. If this were true, then it would have to be possible for primitive humans to cross the large expanse of ocean on a…

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Children Of Nature

FRIDRIK THOR FRIDRIKSSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  Born natturannar Sweet-natured film argues the individual freedoms of the elderly, whose strengths are often taken for granted. An old man is moved from his peaceful Icelandic village into an old age home in Reykjavik where he can be better taken care of and his children…

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