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I Am Dina (2002)

I Am Dina (2002)





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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, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
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Christopher Eccleston
as Leo Zhukovsky
Pernilla August
as Hjertrud
Bjørn Floberg
as Dina's Father
Kate Hardie
as Stine
Bodil Udsen
as Oline
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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.

Mauricio Rivera
Mauricio Rivera

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
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
Heather Luera

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