The Northerners Reviews

  • Oct 19, 2015

    Around the same time of , there was this one from the Netherlands.

    Around the same time of , there was this one from the Netherlands.

  • Nov 16, 2014

    A dark comedy that's both fun and quite tension filled. Not everything is clear or explained, but it doesn't need to be. I felt his latest film, "Borgman" was a whole lot weirder, but this got it's moments too. It got a butcher like "De Grønne Slagtere" or "Delicatessen" and a fairy tale-theme included like a Grimm story. This imaginative film is surrealistic and bizarre. Not especially graphic but some scenes may seem a bit raw for some people. The mentioned butcher is one of the many main characters, and I like them all a whole lot. His wife, his kid, the flashing girl, the police man and the postman to name a few. They are all great. And oh, the scooter guy, he's super cool. 8 out of 10 screaming girls on bikes.

    A dark comedy that's both fun and quite tension filled. Not everything is clear or explained, but it doesn't need to be. I felt his latest film, "Borgman" was a whole lot weirder, but this got it's moments too. It got a butcher like "De Grønne Slagtere" or "Delicatessen" and a fairy tale-theme included like a Grimm story. This imaginative film is surrealistic and bizarre. Not especially graphic but some scenes may seem a bit raw for some people. The mentioned butcher is one of the many main characters, and I like them all a whole lot. His wife, his kid, the flashing girl, the police man and the postman to name a few. They are all great. And oh, the scooter guy, he's super cool. 8 out of 10 screaming girls on bikes.

  • Dec 12, 2013

    Fantastic film! Beautiful to look at, great performances and the oddest set to behold! Loved it.

    Fantastic film! Beautiful to look at, great performances and the oddest set to behold! Loved it.

  • Jan 28, 2013

    If you are in the mood for something different, this would be a good choice. Definitely not your typical comedy.

    If you are in the mood for something different, this would be a good choice. Definitely not your typical comedy.

  • Mar 22, 2011

    "Jagertje, maak me dan een kindje."

    "Jagertje, maak me dan een kindje."

  • Apr 24, 2010

    Delightfully weird shit. The scene with the moving statue is one of the best things i have ever seen on a movie screen - inspired.

    Delightfully weird shit. The scene with the moving statue is one of the best things i have ever seen on a movie screen - inspired.

  • Feb 03, 2010

    i should have given this movie a higher rating - for this is one of those dark, half-cynical/ half-humanist, slow and witty comedies i usually enormously enjoy. but, as it turns out, one has to be in a right mood to fully appreciate them. will probably try to re-watch this one in the future, though

    i should have given this movie a higher rating - for this is one of those dark, half-cynical/ half-humanist, slow and witty comedies i usually enormously enjoy. but, as it turns out, one has to be in a right mood to fully appreciate them. will probably try to re-watch this one in the future, though

  • Jan 19, 2010

    Hoping for this to get released on DVD soon!!!

    Hoping for this to get released on DVD soon!!!

  • Mar 26, 2009

    Great movie if you like a surreal plot and camera work. Just lay back and let this movie roll over you. One of the best Dutch movies ever.

    Great movie if you like a surreal plot and camera work. Just lay back and let this movie roll over you. One of the best Dutch movies ever.

  • Oct 08, 2008

    Recently elected as best Dutch movie ever by Dutch film journalists. I agree with that! Set in a typical Dutch landscape which reminds me of my childhood.

    Recently elected as best Dutch movie ever by Dutch film journalists. I agree with that! Set in a typical Dutch landscape which reminds me of my childhood.