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I Am Dina (2002)

I Am Dina (2002)

I Am Dina





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Ole Bornedal directs the drama I Am Dina, based on the novel by Herbjørg Wassmo. In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father (Bjørn Floberg) refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the household servants. Dina grows up wild and unmanageable, with her only friend being the stable boy, Tomas (Hans Matheson). She summons her mother's ghost and develops a strange fascination with death as well as a passion for living. Family friend Jacob (Gérard Depardieu) encourages Dina's father to hire Lorch (Søren Sætter-Lassen), a tutor who introduces her to the cello. When Dina is old enough (played by Maria Bonnevie), she marries Jacob and moves to Reinsnes, a port he runs with his mother, Karen (Wenche Foss), and his stepsons Niels (Mads Mikkelsen) and Anders (Jørgen Langhelle). Niels doesn't like Dina's wild ways, or the fact that she has taken over accounting duties at Reinsnes. Dina's eccentric tendencies become even stronger, eventually leading Jacob into an accident of his own and bringing Tomas back into her life. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Critic Reviews for I Am Dina

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | April 25, 2003
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | March 26, 2003
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Full Review… | November 26, 2008
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Full Review… | March 26, 2003
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Full Review… | March 26, 2003

Audience Reviews for I Am Dina

Well done Scandinavian flick. Many dark twists. The girl in this movie was psychotic, but I always found myself feeling very bad for her.

Cynthia S.

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I'll admit that the only reason I watched this was because it was somehow darkly and creepily fascinating.

While the mood and style of the film reminded me of El laberinto del fauno, the main character's cold blood is reminiscent of The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Not a film many will enjoy; I don't exactly recommend this or urge anyone to watch it.

A beautifully filmed historical drama. This isn't a typical costume drama though, as the story is dark and sometimes disturbing. The cinematography is breathtaking, and Maria Bonnevie's performance is simply stunning.

Gabriel Knight

I Am Dina Quotes

Dina: Before you came, death was safe.
– Submitted by Katie G (2 years ago)
Leo Zhukovsky: I don't have assignations with death. I prefer to let the dead mind the dead.
– Submitted by Katie G (2 years ago)
Hjertrud: Make it easy on yourself, Dina. Let all the cares and sorrows fall away from you.
– Submitted by Katie G (2 years ago)

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