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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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On DVD: Mar 24, 2009
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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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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.

Super Reviewer

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

"It's strange, Dina, how people always die around you."

Favorite scene:
Where Jacob swears in front of God and everyone that he shall never again carry on like a stallion. Ha ha.

Best performance:
Bjorn Floberg as Dina's father.

Random thoughts:
What is this I don't even. I am Dina and I'm a crazy bitch. There, I just summarized the entire movie.

The friendship between Dina and Lorch was very touching, right up until she tried to kill him. Yeah, yeah, I get it - girl has abandonment issues and she thinks she's done the people she's killed a favor. The way she treated Tomas was atrocious. As well as everyone around her. Not a likable character at all.

But, overall, I suppose it was somewhat compelling. And the scenery, exquisitely beautiful. Ending was crummy, though.

Heather Luera

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