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North (2009)

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Rune Denstad Langlo's Nord marks another addition to the growing body of Northern European comedies with super-offbeat, idiosyncratic tones and understated flyspecks of humor - a subgenre typified by the comedic work of such directors as Bent Hamer, Aki Kaurismaki, and Boris Khlebnikov. Anders Baasmo Christiansen stars as Jomar Henriksen, a onetime skiing pro who bottomed out with a nervous breakdown, and now occupies a low-key job as a ski path patroller. He spends untoward hours bored out of his mind, patrolling vast, snowy wastes - a job which grows so mundane and monotonous that Jomar eventually loses all focus and begins drinking heavily on the job, lazing around, and smoking prodigious quantities of cigarettes. His life takes an unusual turn when an old friend crops up and informs him that he has an estranged son living to the north. Curious, Jomar hits the icy terrain in his snowmobile and embarks on a picaresque series of adventures en route to see his boy.

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Ole Dalen
as Sir Trondelag
Assad Arif
as Soldaten
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Full Review… | September 11, 2010
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Audience Reviews for North

Beautiful road picture from Norway. The road is only accessable by snowmobile and cross country skiing. Odd people are encountered, natch.

Roy Smith
Roy Smith
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Remember Elling? If you liked it, you are going to like this movie too. More strange characters out of the high North. It is a Road Movie! It is hilariously funny, the laughing out loud kind! Also the cinematography with the winter landscapes of the North are breathtaking. Go see it!

Cecilia Schnueriger
Cecilia Schnueriger

Offbeat dramedy about a former skier who suffers a mental breakdown after being left by his girlfriend, and sets off cross country on a snowmobile to connect with the child he never knew he had, meeting all sorts of interesting characters along the way who help him in his journey. Plays out like a kind of "Fargo" meets "The Straight Story," "North" tends to cut narrative corners whenever it can, but is ultimately oddly endearing.

Matthew Lucas
Matthew Lucas

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