Thursday, July 31, 2008

"På tomgang"

På tomgang

«Sånn er livet»
Regi: Colin Nutley.
Med Helena Bergström, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Lena Nyman, Philip Zandén, Rolf Lassgård.
Svensk.
Komedie.


Stills and trailer at colinnutley.com

Jon Selås, vg.nett, 24.12.96

Det skjer lite i denne filmen. Underlig, derfor, å konstatere: Den svinger enormt, fra det genuint lattersprengende til likegyldig pjatt.

Helena Bergström er - som vanlig - leading lady for sin regissørmann, Colin Nutley, engelskmannen med svensk lynnegransker-furore i «Änglagård».

Svensk lynnegransking er det denne gangen, også. Samt søking etter meningen med livet. Gjennom barsangeren Bergström, hvis omkringliggende, klirrende drink-akkompagnement henleder oppmerksomheten mot ettertenksomhetens 30-årsdag. Ekteskap? Barn? Et annet liv?

Tja!

Når så Sverre Anker Ousdal skrider modent og oljerikt inn i flygelkretsen, finnes en tone av respekt og humor som kanskje kan lede videre.

Som sagt: Det genuint morsomme finnes, ikke minst når keitete nordmenn skrider frem i svensk hovedstad. Men innimellom går klisjemølla på tomgang.

"Filminnspelingar i Luster"

Filminnspelingar i Luster

Fylkesleksikon, 17 November 2003

Klapparen på "Sånt är livet" frå 1996. (Foto: NRK)

Nokre av dei mest kjende utandørsscenene til filmen om stortjuven "Gjest Baardsen" i 1936 vart tekne opp i Luster. Alfred Maurstad spela hovudrolla. Dei kjende bileta der Maurstad syng "Fjellsangen" (- Å kom, vil I høre en vise om Gjest...) vart tekne opp på Sognefjellet nokre kilometer ovanfor Turtagrø. Film-scenene frå "lensmannsgarden" med arresten vart tekne opp på den gamle lensmannsgarden Fuhr i Luster.

...

Frå innspelinga av "Sånt är livet" på Lustrafjorden. (Foto: NRK)

Sånt är livet

Regissør Colin Nutley (som laga suksessen "Änglagård") og m.a. skodespelarane Sverre Anker Ousdal, Helena Bergström, Rolf Lassgård, Sven-Bertil Taube og Jakob Eklund spela inn scener til filmen "Sånt är livet" i Solvorn i 1996.


Image from newsreel about the filming.

"Sånt är livet"


"Sånt är livet"
Alternate title: "Such is Life"
1996
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Language: Swedish, Norwegian
Running time: 126 minutes

Written and directed by Colin Nutley

Cast includes:

Helena Bergström as Tin-Tin Matsson
Lena Nyman as Siv Matsson
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Harald Knoop

Overview: "With only two weeks to go before she turns the dreaded 30, Tin-Tin (Bergström), a Swedish piano player hastily tries to achieve her two highest goals: to perform in the lounge of the Grand Hotel in Stockholm and to find a husband. Tin-Tin's endeavors provide the basis of this black Swedish comedy. She has a live-in lover, but Paul, who hosts the popular radio call-in show "Such Is Life," shows little interest in serious commitment, even though the subject of his series is how to make relationships work. Tin-Tin is also the object of her manager Stef's hottest fantasies. Olle, the owner of a large hotel has similar designs, though he is married. All of them are floored when she suddenly announces that she is marrying a Norwegian industrial tycoon in a tiny, picturesque northern town. That wedding is where the bulk of the film's most darkly humorous moments occurs. (Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide)"


Stills and trailer at colinnutley.com


Stills from TVSpielfilm.de

"Hamsun"


"Hamsun"
1996
Genre: History/Biographical
Language: Norwegian
Running time: 159 minutes

Directed by Jan Troell
Written by Per Olov Enquist

Cast includes:

Max von Sydow as Knut Hamsun
Ghita Nørby as Marie Hamsun
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Vidkun Quisling

Overview: "This powerful Scandinavian biopic chronicles the fall of one of Norway's most respected authors, Knut Hamsun (played by Max von Sydow in one of his most acclaimed performances) who up until WW II was considered one of the greatest Norwegians of the 20th century. At the dawn of the war, the Nobel Prize winning author shocked his countrymen by publicly siding with the Nazis. His wife Marie took it a step further and went to Germany to give lectures. Following the war, both were convicted and branded as traitors. 'Hamsun' attempts to answer the questions surrounding the author and his wife's treachery. By the time the war erupted, Hamsun was an elderly curmudgeon who could barely hear. A profoundly lonely man with hatred of British Imperialism, he was an easy target for Nazi propaganda. His wife Marie, who in Norway is still more vilified than her husband, also had her reasons to support the German party, but while though-provoking, they don't invite much sympathy. (Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide)"

"Cluedo - en mordgåta"

"Cluedo - en mordgåta"
TV series
1996
Genre: Mystery
Language: Swedish
Running time: 12 episodes (2 seasons)

Directed by Daniel Alfredson, Anders Lennberg
Written by Hans Alfredson, Rikard Bergqvist

Cast includes:

Martin Timell as himself
...
Rolf Skoglund as Criminal Inspector Berg
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Oddvar B. Hansen, in episode 6, "Skriket" (season 1)

Based on the British quiz show, itself based on the popular game. From an episode guide to the Swedish series:

... "The murders are commited at "Döinge hus" (dead house)
There are 6 rooms - 2 of them on the ground (UK) / first (rest of the world) floor (Dining Room and Kitchen) and 4 on the first (UK) / second (rest of the world) floor (Billiard Room, Study, Lounge and Libary)
The weapons change from episode to episode, but there are always 6 of them
The location shots are filmed at "Sturehov Slott", 19 km from Stockholm
The Swedish series is very similar to the Australian one.
Hans Alfredson and Rickard Bergquist wrote the storylines to the Swedish series.
Every episode begins with the host (Martin Timell) presenting the 6 characters, the 6 rooms and the 6 possible weapons (the weapons change from episode to episode).
There are 5 film clips - the first is introductive, and the last clip shows how the murder was committed (whodunit, with what and where). The other three clips show Criminal Inspector Bert wondering around the house to find clues.
The first film clip is about 20-25 minutes long and it always ends with 1 of the 6 characters discovering the murdered guest and informing the others.
Between the film clips, the audience can ask questions to the characters. The only one alowed to lie is the murderer.
The host also gives clues by asking people in the audience about their votes and telling them how many of they’re votes are correct.
One person in the audience can win a trip for two to England.
There were 12 episodes in total; 6 where shown between January and March 1996 and 6 between November and December 1996."

"North Star"

"North Star"
Alternate title: "Tashunga"
1996
Genre: Adventure
Language: English
Running time: ca. 90 minutes

Directed by Nils Gaup
Written by Gilles Béhat and Philippe Schwartz et al., based on the novel "The North Star" by Will Henry

Cast includes:

James Caan as Sean McLennon
Christopher Lambert as Hudson Saanteek
Catherine McCormack as Sarah
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Lindberg

Overview: "The lust for gold provides the motivation in this outdoor adventure. Set in turn-of-the-century Nome, Alaska, it centers on the struggle between an Inuit who comes to the area to claim a gold-rich but sacred land tract and a greedy local businessman who wants it for himself. Desperate enough for murder, the businessman sends henchmen to attack the Native American hero, but they fail and he is forced to flee, but not before abducting his enemy's girlfriend and dragging her into the frozen wilderness. As the Indian and his captive forge more deeply into the tundra, a bond begins to form. (Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide)"

"Kristin Lavransdatter"


"Kristin Lavransdatter"
1995
Genre: Historical/Drama
Language: Norwegian
Running time: ca. 180 minutes

Directed by Liv Ullmann
Written by Liv Ullmann, based on the novel "Kransen" by Sigrid Undset

Cast includes:

Elisabeth Matheson as Kristin
Bjørn Skagestad as Erlend Nikolausson
...
Henny Moan as Ragnfrid
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Lavrans

Overview: "This medieval period drama from Norway is based on Scandinavian-author Sigrid Undset's classic novel. The story is set in Norway's Gudbrandsdal valley during the 14th century. The tale begins when Kristin is 7-years-old and living a peaceful, relatively happy life with her family. It has not always been so happy though, as her parents have already buried three sons and nearly lost Kristin's little sister in a logging accident. Though still quite young, Kristin has been betrothed to marry Simon Darre, a wealthy neighbor's son. Unfortunately, the young girl already prefers the company of Arne to Simon. Time passes and Kristin suffers an attempted rape in the forest. She is confused by the act and asks her family to send her to a convent. Later the young woman sees a handsome knight, Erlend Nikulausson, and falls head-over-heels. Unfortunately, Erlend has more pressing romantic problems trying to deal with his previous lover. (Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide)"


Image from a documentary about the film set at Jørundgard Middelaldersenter

"Bikinisesongen"


"Bikinisesongen"
1993
Genre: Comedy
Language: Norwegian
Running time: 97 minutes

Directed by Runar Jarle Wiik
Written by Morten Barth

Cast includes:

Thor-Ivar Forsland as Leo
Eduardo Verdu as Snorre
...
Kjersti Holmen as Aida
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Sindre

Synopsis: "Snorre og Leo er to underlige kamerater. Leo lykkes i veldig få ting men drømmer ofte om raske penger og fjerne reisemål. Snorre derimot er av den mer jordnære typen, som er fornøyd med å levere kjærlighetsromaner til mindre kjente tidsskrifter. Leo kjøper med farsarven til Snorre et helt billass med bikinier. Nå er fremtiden Sikret på sydhavsøya Tiwai. At sommeren og badesesongen forlengst er forbi bekymrer ham ikke, noe særlig."

Images from here.

"Sista dansen"


"Sista dansen"
Alternate title: "The Last Dance"
1993
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Language: Swedish
Running time: 113 minutes

Written and directed by Colin Nutley

Cast includes:

Helena Bergström as Tove Särlefalk
Reine Brynolfsson as Claes Särlefalk
Ewa Fröling as Liselott Waltner
Peter Andersson as Lennart Waltner
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Opera Manager

Overview: "Tove and Claes Sarlefalk (Bergstrom and Brynolfsson) and Liselott and Lennart Waltner (Froling and Andersson) have known one another for years. At one time the two couples were good friends, but they have drifted apart recently. Both couples compete internationally as ballroom dancers, and both are very good, but the Waltners are better. They keep winning competition after competition, leaving the Salefalks in the dust. After a while, Tove just can't bear it, which is why, by the time they gather for the funeral of Claes' mother, they haven't spoken for almost a year. Meeting at the funeral, they attempt to renew their relationthip, and take a vacation together in Barbados. However, close proximity only makes the tension worse. Another thing which bugs Tove is that she is sterile and can't have children, while Liselott gets pregnant and has one abortion after another. Things come to a head during a competition at Blackpool, an oceanside resort in northern England. (Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide)"

See the trailer at colinnutley.com

"Kolos"

"Kolos"
Alternate titles: "Colossus", "Koloss"
1993
Genre: Drama
Language: Polish
Running time: 91 minutes

Directed by Witold Leszczynski
Written by Witold Leszczynski, Finn Alnæs

Cast includes:

Ove Christian Owe as Brage Bragesson
Karolina Rosinska as Liv Bjornehiet
Krzysztof Ibisz as Bentein
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Bjørn

"Fortuna"

"Fortuna"
TV miniseries
1993
Genre: Drama
Language: Norwegian
Running time: 6 hours

Directed by Anne Birte Brunvold, Eli Skolmen Ryg. Written by Alexander Kielland

Cast includes:

Johannes Joner as Abraham Løvdahl (adult)
Neil M. Berge as Abraham Løvdahl (young)
André Hageseter as Marius Gottwald
Torfinn Nag as Morten Kruse (adult)
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Professor Carsten Løvdahl
Lise Fjeldstad as Wenche Knorr Løvdahl
Harald Heide-Steen Jr. as Headmaster

Source: unknown.

"Pappa og Brando er mine forbilder"

Two more different actors than Brando and Sverre Anker Ousdal we can hardly imagine, but we're pleased to learn that Mads is as multi-dimensional as his dad.

Pappa og Brando er mine forbilder

Radioteater, TV-serie, teater og nå film: skuespiller Mads Ousdal følger i fars fotspor. Skuespiller Mads Ousdal henter inspirasjon fra Marlon Brando og pappa Sverre Anker Ousdal når han i dag går i gang med sin første filmhovedrolle.

Trygve Aas Olsen, Dagbladet.no, 25 July 2000

Hovdrolle: Mads Ousland (28) har fått hovedrollen i filmen «Detektor» som suksessforfatter Erlend Loe har skrevet manus til. Foto: Lars Eivind Bones


- Jeg er glad for å kunne si at min far er et forbilde. Og Brando? Han er verdens beste skuespiller, sier Ousdal.

Han trenger gode inspirasjonskilder for å holde ut i det halsbrekkende tempoet han har i arbeidslivet: Ousdal spiller Jesus i radioteatrets dramatisering av Bibelens evangelier. Han spiller i den nye TV-serien «Fire høytider» på NRK. Han har hovedrollen i Tennessee Williams-stykket «Ville engler» på Oslo Nye Teater - en rolle som den samme Brando gjorde på film i 1960.

Ikke lest Loe

Teaterstykket hadde premiere i går kveld, men det ble ingen vill premierefest på Ousdal. I dag tidlig klokka ni stilte han nemlig på første opptak til filmen «Detektor», som regisseres av Pål Jackman etter et manus av Erlend Loe.

Mads Ousdal er med andre ord en travel mann, så travel at han ennå ikke har rukket å få lest Erlend Loes bøker. «Detektor»-manuset er hans første møte med suksessforfatteren. - Og det tror jeg er like greit, da stiller jeg uten noen føringer, sier han.

Selvransakelse

«Detektor» handler om den nyutdannede psykologen Daniel Jor, og tittelen spiller både på at Jor har en metalldetektor og at han leter etter noe i seg selv; noe han ikke selv vet hva er - kanskje en pappa.

Jors far er nemlig død, og han har en sterk binding til sin mor. Han bor ennå hjemme hos henne. - Men forholdet til mora settes på prøve når filmen starter.

Han finner et smykke, han finner etter hvert smykkets eier, søt musikk oppstår - og så må han ta stilling til seg selv, sier Ousdal.

Stor suksess

Ousdal har på kort tid oppnådd stor suksess på teaterscenen, både i Bergen og i Oslo. Men han har alltid hatt lyst til å gjøre film også, akkurat som far Ousdal.

- Han betyr mye for meg. - Har han gitt deg noen gode filmråd? - Vi har snakket om rollen, ja, men det viktigste han har lært meg, er at talent er det samme som mot. - Mot til å ...? - Til å tørre å feile, tørre å drite seg ut - man må gjøre noen feil for å komme noe sted. Det viktigste er at man står for det man gjør og ikke gjør det halvveis.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"Svampe"


"Svampe"
International title: "Sponge"
1990
Genre: Fantasy/Family
Language: Norwegian
Running time 79 minutes

Directed by Martin Asphaug
Written by Martin Asphaug, Elisabeth Young

Cast includes:

Martin Bliksrud as Svampe
Karl Sundby as Beinet
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Skyggen

Overview: "A fantasy film about how children perceive adults. (Baseline StudioSystems)"

"The March"

"The March"
Television movie
1990
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Running time: 120 minutes

Directed by
Written by

Cast includes:

Juliet Stevenson as Clare Fitzgerald
Malick Bowens as Isa El-Mahdi
Dermot Crowley as Roy Cox
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Tom Epps

Overview: "'March' is set in what we hope is the distant future. Global warming has caused the more temperate regions of the earth to become uninhabitable. A group of several thousand Africans migrate across the dried-up oceans to Europe and England. This so-called promised land is overpopulated already, sparking severe racial and nationalistic tensions. Juliet Stevenson heads the cast of 'March', which was originally produced for British television, then aired in the U.S. over the A&E cable service. (Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide)"


"Kreditorer"

"Kreditorer"
Television
1990
Genre: Drama
Language: Norwegian
Running time:

Directed by Pål Løkkeberg
Written by August Strindberg

Winner of the 1990 Amanda-pris, Sverre Anker Ousdal

"Istanbul"

"Istanbul"
Alternate title: "Istanbul: Keep Your Eyes Open"
1989
Genre: Suspense
Language:
Running time: 88 minutes

Directed by Mats Ahren
Written by Mats Arehn, Bo Sigvard Nilsson, Thomas Samuelsson

Cast includes:

Timothy Bottoms as Frank Collins
Twiggy as Maud
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as The councilor

Overview: "'Istanbul', also released as 'Istanbul, Keep Your Eyes Open', is an old-fashioned, shallow, unbelievable thriller. Frank Collins (Bottoms) is an American reporter living in Sweden. Collins receives a video from his stepson's real father and goes to Istanbul, leaving his stepson at home, but taking his daughter. While in Istanbul, Collins meets Maud. Collins daughter is kidnapped and he finds out about a weapons-smuggling ring. The convoluted plot then involves false identities, murders and evidence of an impending assassination, with a number of car chases. The entire movie is jumbled, confusing and finally concludes in a downbeat, unconvincing muddle with most of the lost strings still untied. Views should beware of this low-rent rip-off of Roman Polanski's 'Frantic' or Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'. (Linda Rasmussen, All Movie Guide)"

Photo from framheim.com

"The Jingle Knife"

"The Jingle Knife"
Alternate title: "Ringlekniven"
1989
Genre: Short
Language: English?
Running time 15 minutes

Directed by Runar Wiik

Cast: Sverre Anker Ousdal
Cordelia Roche
Niven Boyd

"Virtuoso"

"Virtuoso"
Television movie
1989
Genre: Biographical/Drama
Language: English
Running time: 120 minutes

Directed by Tony Smith
Written by William Humble

Cast includes:

Alfred Molina as John Ogdon
Alison Steadman as Brenda Ogdon
John Heard as Michael Johnson
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Gerard Schurmann

Overview: "British character actor Alfred Molina contributes another top-rank characterization in Virtuoso. Molina essays the role of real-life concert pianist John Ogden. The film touches briefly upon Ogden's performing genius, then takes a dark turn by concentrating on his descent into mental illness. Alison Steadman co-stars in this made-for-British-TV production. Virtuoso was first seen in the US over the A&E cable network. (Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide)"

"Dykket"


"Dykket"
Alternate title: "The Dive"
1989
Genre: Action/Suspense
Language: Norwegian, English
Running time: 90 minutes

Directed by Tristan DeVere Cole
Written by Leidulv Risan, Carlos Wiggen

Cast includes:

Bjørn Sundquist as Gunnar
Eindride Eidsvold as Rolf
Marika Lagercrantz as Ann
Michael Kitchen as Bricks
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Captain

Overview: "In this action drama, after putting in a full shift, two deep sea divers return to the deep to perform a quick repair to a piece of equipment and wind up trapped 100 yards below the surface for hours, and before long they are cut off from the lines which connect them to the surface. Frantic efforts are made by those on the surface to find some way to rescue them before their air completely runs out. (Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide)"

"7 mai 1945"

"7 mai 1945"
1989
Genre: Short
Language: Swedish
Running time: 16 minutes

Written and directed by Thomas Wahlberg

Cast:

Stefan Sauk
Gösta Ekman
Anne Krigsvoll
Sverre Anker Ousdal
Pernilla August

"Nonni und Manni"

"Nonni und Manni"
Television
1988
Genre:
Language: German
Running time: approx. 300 minutes

Directed by August Gudmundsson
Written by Joshua Sinclair

Cast includes:

Garðar Cortes as Nonni
Einar Örn Einarsson as Manni
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as

"Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by"

"Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by"
1988
Genre: Musical/Children's
Language: Norwegian
Running time: 96 minutes

Directed by Bente Erichsen
Written by Thorbjørn Egner, based on his novel

Cast includes:

Sverre Anker Ousdal as Kasper
Øivind Blunck as Jesper
Jon Eikemo as Jonathan
Brasse Brännström as Politimester Bastian
Kjersti Døvigen as Tante Sofie

Overview: "This musical comedy is taken from Torbjorn Egner's best-selling novel from 1955. Police Chief Bastian (Brannstrom) oversees the law and order of his town, an idyllic toyland. Aunt Sophie (Dovigan) is the local sourpuss who won't let her niece attend the annual festival celebration. A trio of benevolent robbers kidnap Aunt Sophie after they have tempting dreams of delicious food. The robbers are eventually rehabilitated and their pet lion finds a job in a circus. (Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide)"

"Sweetwater"

"Sweetwater"
1988
Genre: Science fiction/Drama
Language: Norwegian
Running time: 115 minutes

Directed by Lasse Glomm
Written by Lasse Glomm, Petter Skavlan, based on the novel by Knut Faldbakken

Cast includes:

Bentein Baardson as Allan
Petronella Barker as Lisa
Martin Disch as Boy
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal ... Run-Run

Overview: "Allan (Baardson) and Lisa (Barker) flee the war-torn city of Sweetwater with their young son for the safety of the municipal dump in this sleepy war drama. They join other displaced survivors who were driven from their homes. After Lisa gives birth to another child and Allan has a fling with the prostitute Mary Diamond (Alphonsia Emmanuel), he trades Lisa for a gun. Allan leads a resistance group trying to retake their city who would rather fight and die than live in exile. (Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide)"

"Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun"

"Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun"
Television
1987
Genre: Drama/Biography
Language: English
Running time: 192 minutes

Directed by Tony Richardson
Written by Allan Scott

Cast includes:

Stefanie Powers as Beryl Markham
Jack Thompson as Tom Campbell Black
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke

Overview: "'Beryl Markham: Shadow on the Sun' was a two-part TV movie originally telecast in May of 1988. Stefanie Powers is right in her element as the real-life Beryl Markham, an Englishwoman living in Kenya with her family. Bucking the male-dominated Kenyan social structure, Beryl becomes the first woman in Africa to train horses on a professional level. And in 1936, she thrills the world by being the first aviatrix to fly from England to the US across the Atlantic. With four hours to fill, the film is obligated to trace Beryl's love life, which (according to the script) was not always as rewarding as her public accomplishments. Inasmuch as Beryl was a contemporary (and friendly rival) of author Karen Blixen--better known as Isaak Dinesen--'Beryl Markham: Shadow on the Sun' contrives to include several characters introduced in Out of Africa. (Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide)"

See the trailer at videodetective.com

"Ägget"

"Ägget"
alternate title: "Perception"
1987
Genre: Fantasy/Short
Language: Swedish
Running time: 13 minutes

Directed by Daniel Bergman

Cast:

Pernilla August
Jan Dolata
Sverre Anker Ousdal

"Mio, min Mio"


"Mio, min Mio"
Alternate titles: "Mio, My Mio", "Mio in the Land of Faraway"
1987
Genre: Fantasy/Chilren's
Language: English
Running time: 99 minutes

Directed by Vladimir Grammatikov
Written by William Aldridge, based on the novel by Astrid Lindgren

Cast includes:

Nicholas Pickard as Mio/Bosse
Christian Bale as Jum-Jum/Benke
Timothy Bottoms as The King
Susannah York as The Weaver Woman
Christopher Lee as Kato
Sverre Anker Ousdal as The Swordmaker

Synopsis: "Based on an Astrid Lindgren novel, this fantasy focuses on a Swedish teen drawn into a magical world to battle an evil knight. (Jason Ankeny, All Movie Guide)"

Image from Filmaffischer 1915-2007

"Etter Rubicon"


"Etter Rubicon"
1987
Genre: Suspense
Language: Norwegian
Running time: 88 minutes

Directed by Director: Leidulv Risan
Written by Arthur Johansen, Leidulv Risan

Cast includes:

Sverre Anker Ousdal as Jon Hoff
Ewa Carlsson as Mona Axen
Ellen Horn as Maria Hamarøy
Toralv Maurstad as Carl Berntsen

Synopsis: "A Norwegian doctor is pursued by NATO agents when he uncovers evidence of a radiation leak in this political exploitation thriller. He is chased by police in cahoots with the military who want to silence him from revealing the fact that a ship in the Arctic Circle is doomed to radioactive destruction. (Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide)"

"Fra innspillingen av 'Etter Rubicon' i 1987. Her fra Nyksund." Image from Gamle Lofotbilder.










"Feldmann saken"


"Feldmann saken"
Alternate titles: "Over grensen", "The Feldmann Case"
1987
Genre: Crime/WWII
Language: Norwegian
Running time: 94 minutes

Directed by Bente Erichsen
Written by Bente Erichsen, from the novel by Sigurd Senje

Cast includes:

Bjørn Sundquist as Arnfinn Madsen
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Mikkel Arnes
Ingerid Vardund as Rakel Feldmann
Finn Kvalem as Jacob Feldmann

Synopsis: "This gripping psychological drama/mystery from Norway is based on the true story of two resistance members who were accused of murdering two old Jewish brothers [sic], Rakel and Jacob Feldmann who were trying to escape Nazi-controlled Norway during WW II. The trial took place after the war, and according to the accused, they had to kill the old men because their frailty jeopardized the safety of the rest of the refugees. It sounds plausible, but a young reporter isn't convinced. His investigation reveals that the Feldmann brothers were extremely wealthy and carried a fortune in cash. To prove his hunch, that the fellows were murdered not only for their money, but also because they were Jewish, the journalist enlists the aid of a police detective (and former resistance fighter). Together they head to the tiny border village where the killing happened. The policeman had been to the town during the war and soon after arriving bumps into his old flame, a woman who knows the truth about the Feldmann murders. It is she who provides them with enough evidence to launch a trial against the two fighters. A courtroom battle ensues, and whether or not justice is served at the end is largely left to the viewer's discretion. (Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide)"

Et oppgjør med heroismen

Bente Erichsens Over grensen er bygget på en faktisk hendelse under krigen, og er høydepunktet innen norsk okkupasjonsdrama når det kommer til et oppgjør med de grumsete sidene ved motstandsbevegelsen.

I 1943 fløt likene av det velstående jødiske ekteparet Feldman opp i et tjern utenfor Trøgstad. Siden de døde var jøder henla nazi-politiet saken raskt.

Filmens handling er lagt til 1946. Politietterforsker Årnes og den pådrivende journalisten Madsen har fattet interesse for saken og starter en ny etterforskning. De to driver parallelle og kryssende undersøkelser, og fortidens hendelser nøstes sakte opp. Raskt blir det klart at Feldmans ble drept av de to grenselosene som skulle lede dem i sikkerhet til Sverige. De hevder at drapet skjedde i nødverge, da ekteparet ble hysterisk da en tysk patrulje var i nærheten. Før likene ble senket i tjernet fjernet imidlertid grenselosene alle verdisakene ekteparet hadde med seg. Spørsmålet er derfor om de virkelig handlet i nødverge eller om det hele var et rovmord. Madsen er overbevist om det siste, og vi som publikum ser hendelsene fra hans synsvinkel og deler hans vurdering. Rettsvesenet derimot, frikjenner de to.

Filmen er en oppgjørsfilm som trekker frem en skitten og lite heroisk sak fra krigens tid for å nyansere bildet av motstandsarbeidet. Siden filmens nåtid er 1946, skildrer den også den første etterkrigstidens bilde av krigen og hvordan mytologiseringen av motstandsarbeidet begynte.

Den umulige jakten på sannheten, og en situasjon der skyldige går fri fordi det pågår et nasjonalt ideologisk identitetsarbeide som ikke tåler gråtoner, har satt sin preg på filmens stil og tone. Over grensen er en mørk og nedtonet film, et mollstemt drama som mest av alt ligner en filmnoir. Den retrospektive fortellerteknikken, den uavklarte skyldssituasjonen der de skyldige har beskyttere i samfunnets toppsjikt og den melankolske jazzmusikken på lydsporet skaper dette noir-preget.

Samtidig er Over grensen en film om et "evig tema". Selv om den skildrer en konkret krigshendelse, blir filmen også en film om jakten på den umulige sannhet. For bare de to drapsmennene vet hva som egentlig skjedde i skogene rundt Trøgstad i novemberdagene 1942.

"Intergirl"

"Intergirl"
Alternate title: "Interdevochka", "Interdevočka", "Интердевочка", "Tanya"
1989
Genre: Drama
Language: Russian
Running time: 151 minutes

Directed by Pyotr Todorovski
Written by Vladimir Kunin

Cast includes:

Elena Yakovleva as Tatiana
Tomas Laustiola as Edvard
Larisa Malevannaya as Alla Sergeyevna
Anastasiya Nemolyayeva as Lyalka
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Thorell

Overview: "Tatyana (Yelena Yakovleva) works as a nurse in a hospital in Leningrad. However, she has wants that her salary cannot provide for her, and sometimes she earns some hard currency by sleeping with foreign tourists. One of these is an uninspiring Swedish man, who offers to marry her. She is tempted, because she believes that the material aspect of life in Sweden is infinitely superior to that in Russia. Overcoming the resistence of the bureaucracy to her marriage, she succeeds in moving to Sweden with her new husband. Alas, she is soon bored with her new existence, and returns to her old hooking habits. (Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide)"

Elena Yakovleva (as Tatiana) and Sverre Anker Ousdal in "Interdevochka"

"En film om kärlek"


"En film om kärlek"
International title: "A Film About Love"
1987
Genre: Drama
Language: Swedish
Running time: 97 minutes

Directed by Mats Arehn
Written by Mats Arehn, Anette Kullenberg, Thomas Samuelsson

Cast includes:

Sven Wollter as Peter Axelssen
Linn Stokke as Helene Berg
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Cristian Berg

Synopsis: "In this romantic drama, the divorced father of two meets a young woman who has recently married a businessman. The businessman was a single father of one child. All three adults converge at a school graduation, and they decide to get together again during their vacations in Mallorca. There, the divorced man and the recently married woman consummate an affair right under the nose of her new husband. However, they give it up quickly and return to their usual lives. Nonetheless, the three children have by now become fast friends, and they are not able to give up seeing one another entirely. (Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide)"



"Charting the Whims of War"

Charting the whims of war

Harry Waters, Newsweek, 31 December 1990

Evelyn Waugh, who approved of very little, might have appreciated "Masterpiece Theatre's" sense of timing. The PBS series christened the wealth-obsessed '80s with Waugh's Brideshead Revisited and now it's about to give us Scoop, the British novelist's classic spoof of war correspondents. Desert war correspondents. Of course, Waugh wrote Scoop 52 years ago, but its journalistic types are timeless (they probably dogged Achilles' heels at Troy) and the cast is a perfect fit. Donald Pleasence, Denholm Elliott, Herbert Lom -- they're quality chaps, all. Now that we think about it, Waugh should be bloody grateful. Viewers, too.

Scoop was inspired by the author's misadventures covering Mussolini's 1935 invasion of Abyssinia for the London Daily Mail. Like Waugh, the protagonist of the two-hour adaptation, which airs Dec. 30, is flagrantly unsuited for war duty. He's William Boot, a dilettantish nature columnist for The Daily Beast (the column, called "Lush Places," features lyrical celebrations of the "great crested grebe" and the "questing vole"). Through a mistaken-identity mix-up, Boot gets packed off to cover a looming revolution in the obscure East African republic of Ishmaelia. Waugh surrounded Boot with the Fleet Street types he most loathed, and they're all here: Lord Copper (Pleasence), the Beast's war-happy publisher, a staunch believer in "strong, mutually antagonistic governments everywhere;" Salter (Elliott), the craven foreign editor, so terrified of his boss he can only protest his inane pronouncements by stammering, "Um, up to a point, Lord Copper," and Corker (Jack Shepherd), the quintessential tabloid hack, though a master of fiction -- just read his expense reports.

Boot is such a boob he arrives in the desert toting a collapsible canoe. Naturally, he winds up triumphing over his naivete as well as scooping his rivals. Along the way, Waugh twits everything in his range finder. Foreign correspondents and their home offices communicate in indecipherable cablese ("Unproceed Laku-ward," instructs one message). A villainous rebel harangues a crowd while a makeshift native band cheerfully cranks out "Begin the Beguine," Boot's upper-crust relatives, brains embalmed in aspic, welcome him home as if he'd never left.

Lovers of the novel -- Scoop was to a generation of journalists what Catch-22 was to World War II vets -- will doubtlessly rue what the film had to jettison (mostly, Waugh's matchlessly acerbic observations). Then, too, a couple of the nuts in this fruitcake seem dated: when's the last time anyone laughed at an inebriated Swede named Olaf? Happily, Michael Maloney, the little-known British actor who plays Boot, perfectly captures the character's endearing bewilderment. He's Waldo in a safari jacket. No one, though, has more fun with his role than the underrated Pleasence. His ruler of the Beast may be a man of epic fatuity, but he knows what his readers don't want -- and that's a long, messy war. Dispatching Boot Ishmaeliaward, Lord Copper warns him: "We shall expect ... victory about the middle of July." It makes you wish every war conformed to Waugh's first rule of engagement. Wage them only, um, up to a point.

"Scoop"


"Scoop"
1987
Television movie
Genre: Comedy/Satire
Language: English
Running time: 120 minutes

Directed by Gavin Millar
Written by William Boyd, based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh

Cast includes:

Michael Maloney as William Boot
Denholm Elliott as Salter
...
Renee Soutendijk as Katchen
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Erik Olafsen

"Femte generationen"

"Femte generationen"
Alternate title: "The Fifth Generation"
1986
Television movie
Genre:
Language: Swedish
Running time: [approx. 6 hours]

Directed by Colin Nutley
Written by Thomas Borgström

Cast includes:

Tomas Fryk as Jens Hamrén
Krister Henriksson as Joseph Hamrén
Anna Godenius as Elizabeth Hamrén
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Haakon Tangstad

"Plastposen"


"Plastposen"
1986
Genre: Comedy
Language: Norwegian
Running time: 90 minutes

Directed by Hans Otto Nicolayssen

Cast includes:

Jon Skolmen as Reinert
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Henrik, bankraner [bankrobber]
Hilde Grythe as Eva

Synopsis: "One morning, Andersen [Skolmen] discovers that the amount of household trash he has to dispose of is more than his apartment building's receptacle can accommodate. He tries to find a waste bin in a neighboring building which has room for the offending plastic bag full of yucky stuff, but he has no success. Eventually, he tosses it over the hedge onto the street. Unfortunately for him, at that very moment a burglar's getaway car is careening down the street, pursued by the police. He is immediately in trouble with both the burglars and the police and must somehow handle this situation clad initially in only his bathrobe, as he had set out to get rid of the garbage before dressing. In this comedy, Andersen is a model of cool unflappability, despite the absurd situations he finds himself in. (Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide)"

"Falsk som vatten"


"Falsk som vatten"
Alternate title: "False as Water"
1985
Genre: Suspense/Drama
Language: Swedish
Running time: 102 minutes

Director: Hans Alfredson

Cast includes:

Malin Ek as Clara
Sverre Anker Ousdal as John
Mari Göranzon as Anna
Stellan Skarsgård as Stig

Synopsis: "A nail-biting, hair-raising suspense yarn that feeds on jealousy, this chilling film by Hans Alfredson has John (Ousdal), a philandering husband, fall in love with Clara (Ek), a young poetess. When Clara and John move into an apartment on the sleazy side of town, neither her former lover nor his wife put up much objection. Then oddly menacing things start to happen in the apartment: objects are misplaced in a dangerous way, the gas leaks, and someone unknown is filling the place with graffiti. Clara's health degenerates rapidly, and as ominous circumstances push her and John to the brink, a shocking revelation looms ahead. (Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide)"


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"'Richard II' på Torshovteatret III: Maktens ansikter"

"Richard II" på Torshovteatret III: Maktens ansikter

Teater er utvikling. Som den flyktigste og mest spontane og sosiale av alle kunstarter må en oppsetning hver aften skapes på ny. Over tid kan den utvikle seg - positivt eller negativt; prinsipielt er den aldri statisk.

Steinar Wiik, Aftenposten papirutgave, 10. mai 1984

Dog hører det til sjeldenhetene at man kan iaktta en så bevisst utvikling som tilfellet er og har vært med oppsetningen av William Shakespeares "Richard II" på Teatret på Torshov, et på mange måter ganske enestående eksperiment i norsk teaterhistorie. 6. og 7. januar hadde Torshovteatret norgespremiere på "Richard II" i to versjoner.

En rekke av skuespillerne byttet roller - i første rekke alternerte Bjørn Floberg og Sverre Anker Ousdal i titelrollen og rollen som Henrik Bolingbroke.

Resultatet var særegent selv om der ikke var noen forskjell som mellom natt og dag, utdypet de to versjonene hinannen og viste dertil en dristig vilje og ærgjerrighet. Og "Richard II" ble en meget fortjent kunstnerisk seier for teatret.

Faktisk er oppsetningen også blitt en publikumssuksess større enn man hadde våget å håpe. Den har vært spilt for røde lykter og er nu forlenget frem til midten av juni, vekslende med Shakespeares "Johan uten land".

Forlengelsen har nødvendiggjort et par rolleovertagelser.

På nypremieren tirsdag hadde Jan Ø. Wiig overtatt Bolingbrokes rolle, mens OleJørgen Nilsen gestaltet Hertugen av York.

Dette er altså den tredje - og forøvrig også siste - versjon av "Richard II" ; heri spiller Bjørn Floberg titelrollen uten at Wiig og han skal alternere i de to bærende roller.

Det var gledelig å gjense denne oppsetning, som er blant dem jeg har hatt aller størst utbytte av denne sesong. Selvsagt har den forandret seg over tid - i positiv retning. Ikke så å forstå at den umiddelbart var uferdig. Men efter vel 70 oppførelser har den fått en enda større smidighet og balanse, uten at den dermed har mistet noe av sin friskhet. En bevisst prosess som "Richard II" her har vært, har åpenbart vært fruktbar og stimulerende for ensemblet.

Jan Ø. Wiig viser oss enda ett av maktens mange ansikter. Mens Ousdals Bolingbroke var charmant og rettferdighetssøkende, var Flobergs farligere fordi han var mere konsentrert om makten som sådan. Wiigs Bolingbroke er relativt forskjellig - han spiller ham med en iskold intelligens og beregning som nok gjør ham til den aller farligste av de tre. OleJørgen Nilsen bevarer med sikkerhet de samme karakterkomiske trekk som gjorde Joachim Calmeyer så sentral.

Det øvrige ensemble har klart å holde på sine mange fine nyanser og er stadig uhyre samspilt - denne oppsetning er under Stein Winges sikre ledelse i ekstra grad et stykke ensemblekunst.

Torshov står sentralt i norsk teater.

"Neshornet"

"Neshornet"
by Eugène Ionesco, translated from "Rhinocéros"
1982
NRK

Directed by Stein Winge

Cast includes:

Per Theodor Haugen
Sverre Anker Ousdal

Hør et uddrag [link broken?]

"Den siste dansen"

"Den siste dansen"
by Jan Mehlum; dramatised by Jan Faller
2006

Directed by Harry Guttormsen
"Innspilt i Oslo ... Utgitt på CD av Lydbokforlaget"
Cast includes:

Øystein Røger as Svend Foyne
Elise Dingstad as Mari Foyn
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Roger Reinertsen

"Apehånden"

"Apehånden"
by V.V. Jacobs; dramatised by Patrick Galvin; translated by Sven Lange
1994

Directed by Johan Fillinger

"Innspilt i Bergen"

Cast includes:

Frode Rasmussen as Frank Murphy
Ragnhild Hjortøy as Martha Murphy
Øystein Røger as Richard Murphy
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Tommy Morris
Jan Frostad as O'Leary
Johan Sverre as Presten

"Det tatoverte hjertet"

"Det tatoverte hjertet"
by Mark Brennan; translated by Nils Nordberg
1992

Directed by Carl Jørgen Kiønig

Summary: "Privatdetektiven John Valentine er engasjert aven mann som vil ha ham til å finne datteren som er forsvunnet. Først kalte han henne noe annet, og hva hun egentlig er… Vel, etterforskningen bringer i alle fall Valentine inn i pornomiljøet hvor menneskerer noe som kan brukes… og kastes."

Cast includes:

Sverre Anker Ousdal as John Valentine
Frøydis Armand as Lis
Sverre Bentzen as Ford
Marianne Krogh as Sarah, alias Sue Denham
Johannes Joner as Amis
Ellen Horn as Sarah Valentine

"Jernvognen"

"Jernvognen"
by Stein Riverton; dramatised by Sven Lange
1981

Directed by Nils Nordberg

"Inspillt i Oslo"

Cast includes:

Erik Hivju as Forfatteren
Johannes Echoff as Lektoren
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Karsten Gjærnes

"Mannen som gikk opp i røyk"

"Mannen som gikk opp i røyk"
by Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahløø; dramatised by Colin Tucker
1977

Directed by Nils Nordberg

"Innspilt i Oslo"

Cast includes:

Odd Furøy as Martin Beck
Ulrikke Greve as Inge Beck
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Gunnarson

"Rosmersholm"

Rosmersholm

Et hemmelig mord, fortærende lidenskap, frustrert seksualitet, lammende skyld... "Rosmersholm" er et kriminaldrama, men også et stykke om menneskers manglende evne til å realisere sine begjær.

NRK Radioteatret, 17 April 2001


Er Rebekka West ond? Fanger hun Johannes Rosmer ved å drive hans hustru til selvmord i Møllefossen? Og får hun selv sin seksualitet og livslyst ødelagt fordi denne mannen er helt uten lidenskap?

Begjær, skyld og død

Johannes Rosmer drømmer om et liv uten begjær, en stille, glad, skyldfri tilværelse. Rebekka West er ung, frigjort og livsglad. Rundt dem vokser det fram et kynisk samfunn uten idealer. Alle parter vil sikre seg Rosmer for å bruke ham som frontfigur. Hva skjer når fortiden og samtiden eter seg inn i et kjærlighetsforhold?

Mangetydig Ibsen

"Rosmersholm" kom ut 23. november 1886 i et opplag på 8000 og hadde urpremiere på Bergen Theater 1. januar 1887.

"Rosmersholm" er kanskje Henrik Ibsens mest sammensatte og mangetydige skuespill. Ibsen ville ikke tilby stykket til Christiania Theater, for han mente publikum der ikke var moden nok. Det er kanskje ikke så underlig at Sigmund Freud kastet seg over dette dramaet, for her er det mørke og farlige drifter.

Samtidig møter vi Henrik Ibsen ved et vende-punkt. "Rosmersholm" er også resultat av det kultursjokk han fikk da han besøkte Norge og opplevde de politiske kampene i 1885. Det medfører at i Rosmersholm møtes de to verdner som tidligere var holdt atskilt i Ibsens dramatikk; den offentlige og den private.

Resultatet er tett og spennende mangetydighet, og i denne oppsetningen er det en av Norges mest markante regissører, Stein Winge, som har skapt "Rosmersholm" for Radioteatret.

"Rosmersholm" lanseres 5. april som den tolvte utgivelse i Radioteatrets store Ibsenserie på CD. Oppsetningen hadde premiere i Radioteatret i 1985.

Ibsenserien på CD

Radioteatrets Ibsen-prosjekt er ambisiøst. Komplett vil serien omfatte 19 av Ibsens skuespill. Serien er en spennende blanding av eldre innspillinger og nyproduksjoner og gir publikum mulighet til å møte en viktig del av Radioteatrets fortid og nåtid - og sider ved norsk teaters historie. Arkivproduksjonene som presenteres i serien er valgt ut som Radioteatrets beste Ibsen-forestillinger fra perioden og gir et møte med noen av tidens mest kjente teaterpersonligheter.

"Rosmersholm" sendes på P2 søndag 29. april og søndag 6. mai kl. 15.03 (to deler).

I rollene:
Kari Onstad, Kai Remlov, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Frode Rasmussen og Edel Ekblad.

"Rosmersholm"
Av Henrik Ibsen
Regi Stein Winge

2 CD Spilletid 1t 26 min

Hear clips at Lydbokforlaget.no, and at musiconline.no

"Richard II"


"Richard II"
"Richard II"
by William Shakespeare; translated by Klaus Hagerup
Premiere 5/6 January 1984
Nationaltheatret Hovedscenen
Genre: History/Tragedy

Directed by Stein Winge

Cast includes:

Bjørn Floberg as Richard II/Henrik Bolingbroke
Veslemøy Haslund as John av Gaunt
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Henrik Bolingbroke/Richard II

(Floberg and Ousdal alternated the roles of Richard and Bolingbroke)

"Johan uten land"

"Johan uten land"
by William Shakespeare; translated by Torstein Bugge Høverstad, adapted by Stein Winge, from "King John"
Premiere 10 December 1983
Nationaltheatret Torshov
Genre: Historical/Tragedy

Directed by Stein Winge

Cast includes:

Anne Marit Jacobsen as Johan
Toril G. Havrevold as Elinor
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Chatillon, 1.Akt/Kong Philip av Frankrike

"Et dukkehjem"

"Et dukkehjem"
by Henrik Ibsen
Premiere 26 February 1983
Nationaltheatret Torshov
Genre: Drama

Directed by Francois Rochaix

Cast includes:

Erik Hivju as Advokat Helmer
Frøydis Armand as Nora
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Dr Rank

"Macbeth"

"Macbeth"
by William Shakespeare; translated by Inger Hagerup
Premiere 25 September 1982
Nationaltheatret Amfiscenen
Genre: Tragedy

Directed by Jaques Rosner

Cast includes:

Sverre Anker Ousdal as Macbeth
Kari Simonsen as Lady Macbeth
...
Bjørn Floberg as Banquo
Jan Hårstad as Macduff

II.i.49-56.
MACBETH. Now o'er the one half world
Nature seems dead, and wicked dreams abuse
The curtain'd sleep; witchcraft celebrates
Pale Hecat's off'rings; and wither'd Murther,
Alarum'd by his sentinel, the wolf,
Whose howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace,
With Tarquin's ravishing strides, towards his design
Moves like a ghost.

"Lysistrata (Kvinnenes oprør)"

"Lysistrata (Kvinnenes oprør)"
by Jan Garbarek; translated by Svein Selvig and Stavros Doufexis [from Aristophanes?]; adapted by Stavros Doufexis
Premiere 6 November 1981
Nationaltheatret Amfiscenen
Genre: Comedy

Directed by Stavros Doufexis

Cast includes:

Per Theodor Haugen as Lysistrata
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Lampito/Gammel mann/Spartaner

"Til sæters"

"Til sæters"
by Claus Pavels Riis
Premiere 31 March 1981
Nationaltheatret Hovedscenen
Genre:

Directed by David Toguri

Cast includes:

Liv Bernhoft Osa as Sigrid
Mari Maurstad as Ragnhild
Kai Remlov as Asmund
...
Knut Husebø/Sverre Anker Ousdal as Skoleholderen [The schoolteacher]

"Mascarade"

"Mascarade"
words by Ludvig Holberg, music by Johan Halvorsen
Premiere 2 June 1980
Nationaltheatret Hovedscenen
Genre: Musical

Directed by Toralv Maurstad

Cast includes:

Kjel Stormoen as Jeronimus
Wenche Foss as Magdelone
Geir Børresen as Leander
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Henrik

"Sherlock Holmes"


"Sherlock Holmes"
by Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette; translated by Nils Nordberg, based on "A Scandal in Bohemia" and "The Final Problem"
Premiere 23 February 1980
Nationaltheatret Hovedscenen
Genre: Drama

Directed by Frank Dunlop

Cast includes:

Sverre Anker Ousdal as Sherlock Holmes
Kjell Stormoen as Professor Moriarty
...
Nils Ole Oftebro as Dr Watson

Photo from Minneverdige oppsetninger - scenebilder (II)/Kulturspeilet

"Solens barn"



"Solens barn"
by Maxim Gorki; translated by Thorstein Bugger Høverstad from the Russian [in English, "Children of the Sun"], adapted by Ernst Günther
Premiere 18 October 1979
Nationaltheatret Hovedscenen
Genre: Drama

Directed by Ernst Günther

Cast includes:

Tor Stokke as Pavel Fjodorovitsj
Merete Moen as Liza
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Dimitrij Sergeevitsj Vagin

Photos from Minneverdige oppsetninger - scenebilder (II)/Kulturspeilet

"Bloody Mary"

"Bloody Mary"
by Ken Hill; translated by Johan Fillinger, Anders Hatlo; music by Jahn Teigen
Premiere 30 August 1979
Nationaltheatret Chat Noir
Genre: Musical

Directed by David Toguri

Cast includes:

Merete Moen/Grethe Mykebust as Lucy Read
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Flynn
...
Kari Simonsen as Mary Read
Monna Tandberg as Henrietta

"Er de ikke mit liv, kanskje?"

"Er de ikke mit liv, kanskje?"
by Brian Clark; translated by Else Michelet, from "Whose Life is it, Anyway?"
Premiere 7 December 1978
Nationaltheatret Hovedscenen
Genre: Drama

Directed by Toralv Maurstad

Cast includes:

Sverre Anker Ousdal as Knut Jørgensen
Astrid Foldstad as Søster Ulriksen

"Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by"


"Folk og røvere i Kardemomme by"
words and music by Thorbjørn Egner
Premiere 9 December 1976
Nationaltheatret Hovedscenen
Genre: Children's/Musical

Directed by Aloysius Valente

Cast includes:

Lars Andreas Larssen as Politimester Bastian
Anne-Mari Dale as Fru Bastian
William Nyrén as Gamle Tobias
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Barber Sørensen


Photo from Kulturspeilet/Kjell Moe

Monday, July 28, 2008

"Helligtrekongersaften"


"Helligtrekongersaften"

by William Shakespeare; translated and adapted by André Bjerke from "Twelfth Night"
Premiere 2 September 1976
Nationaltheatret Hovedscenen
Genre: Comedy

Directed by Roland Joffé

Cast includes:

Knut Husebø as Orsino
...
Anne Marit Jacobsen as Viola
...
Per Theodor Haugen as Tobias Hupp [Sir Toby Belch]
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Andreas Bleknebb [Sir Andrew Aguecheek]

II.iii.80-83
CLOWN. Beshrew me, the knight [Sir Toby]'s in admirable fooling.
SIR ANDREW. Ay, he does it well enough if he be disposed, and so do I too. He does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural.

"Hundens testamente"


"Hundens testamente"
by Ariano Suassuna; translated by Åsa-Marie Nesse from "Auto de Compadecida"
Premiere 11 March 1976
Nationaltheatret Hovedscenen
Genre:

Directed by Edith Roger

Cast includes:

Sverre Anker Ousdal as Narren [The Fool]/Munken [The Monk]/Djevelen [The Devil]
Per Theodor Haugen as João Grilo
Tor Stokke as Chico

Photo from Minneverdige oppsetninger - scenebilder (I)/Kulturspeilet

"De besatte"

"De besatte"
by Feodor Dostoevsky; translated by Johannes Schanke Martens [from "The Possessed"]
Premiere 11 November 1975
Nationaltheatret Hovedscenen
Genre: Drama

Directed by Pål Løkkeberg

Cast includes:

Gerhard Bjelland as Anton Grigorjev
Henki Kolstad as Stjepan Verkovjenskij
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Sjatov

"Troll kan temmes"


"Troll kan temmes"
by William Shakespeare; translated and adapted by André Bjerke from "The Taming of the Shrew"
Premiere 7 May 1975
Nationaltheatret Hovedscenen
Genre: Comedy

Directed by Kirsten Sørlie

Cast includes:

Sverre Anker Ousdal as Petruccio
Kari Simonsen as Katharina

Photo from Minneverdige oppsetninger - scenebilder (II)/Kulturspeilet

IV.iii.175-176
PETRUCHIO. ... What, is the jay more precious than the lark,
Because his feathers are more beautiful?

"Farmen"

"Farmen"
by David Story; translated by Bjørn Endresen from "The Farm"
Premiere 16 November 1974
Nationaltheatret Amfiscenen
Genre: Drama

Directed by Stein Winge

Cast includes:

Toril G. Havrevold as Wendy
Ane Hoel as Jenny
Hilde Sophie Plau as Brenda
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Arthur

"Kark"

"Kark"
by Peder W. Cappelen, music by Finn Ludt
Premiere 31 August 1974
Nationaltheatret Hovedscenen
Genre:

Directed by Eva Skøld

Cast includes:

Per Sunderland as Håkon Jarl
Kari Simonsen as Tora fra Rimul
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Olav Tryggvason

"Richard III's liv og død"

"Richard III's liv og død"
by William Shakespeare; translated and adapted by Inger Hagerup from "The Tragedy of Richard III"
Premiere 23 March 1974
Nationaltheatret Hovedscenen
Genre: Tragedy

Directed by Stein Winge

Cast includes:

Sverre Anker Ousdal as Edward, prins av Wales/Morder 1/Henrik, jarl av Richmond
...
Espen Skjønberg as Richard, hertug av Gloucester

Sunday, July 27, 2008

"- Per Aabel er mitt store idol"

The Per Aabel award (Per Aabels ærespris) is given out annually to a talented Norwegian actor; it includes a prize of 15 thousand NKr. Per Aabel (1902-1999) was a beloved actor of Norwegian stage and screen.

- Per Aabel er mitt store idol

Fikk ærespris fra legendens hånd

- Jeg er lykkelig. Tenk å få denne prisen fra legendens hånd. Dette er det største som kunne skje meg, utbrøt Sverre Anker Ousdal etter at han seint i går kveld ble tildelt Per Aabels ærespris. Samtidig utpekte han Aabel som sitt store idol.

Håkon Moslet, Dagbladet, 26 November 1996


Sverre Anker Ousdal var meget lykkelig over å bli
tildelt Per Aabels ærespris.
Foto: Tore Berksaker.

- Per Aabel er et sant forbilde både for meg og for alle andre norske skuespillere. Hans omsorg og kjærlighet til teatret er helt genuin, strålte Anker Ousdal. Egentlig skulle han fått prisen på Aabels 94-årsdag den 25. april i år, men den gangen lå Aabel selv på Diakonhjemmet med beinbrudd og dertilhørende komplikasjoner

Fra første rad

Men i går var Aabel rede til å innta Nationaltheatret atter en gang. Riktignok bare som publikummer, men fra første rad kunne han finstudere Anker Ousdals voldsomme fysiske utskeielser i rollen som den gale ritmesteren i August Strindbergs «Faderen».

- Sverre Anker Ousdal utfolder seg på liv og død. Jeg blir fylt av glede over å se en slik stor scenekunstner opptre, understreket Aabel før han overrakte æresprisen til den utkjørte Anker Ousdal.

Hjemme igjen

Men selv om Anker Ousdal var prisvinner og hovedrolleinnehaver, var det naturlig nok den 94 år gamle skuespillerlegenden som ble midtpunktet på National i går aften. Aabel sa seg lykkelig over å være tilbake i aktivitet igjen etter vårens sykeopphold.

- Ja, det er riktig så hyggelig. Jeg har heldigvis fått komme hjem til huset mitt på Slemdal i Oslo. Det betyr mye for meg, sa Aabel, som ikke lenger beveger seg uten hjelpemidler.

Rullestol

- Jeg er helt avhengig av rullestol og krykker, sukket han. Men selv om Aabel har skral helse og ikke opptrer lenger, er det ikke noe i veien med den mentale helsa og det sosiale livet.

- For kort tid siden så jeg «Kongsemnerne». Også har jeg vært på «Den ideelle ektemann». Og i går aften var jeg på fest for Toralv Maurstad. Joda, jeg hygger meg, jeg, forklarte han Dagbladet.

Beinbrudd

Aabel hadde lårbeinsbrudd vinteren for tre år siden. Det kom han over med glans. Da var det langt verre med beinbruddet han pådro seg tidligere i år. Den dannede scenekunstneren måtte sitte i rullestol da han i august mottok Oslo kommunes St. Halvard-medalje. Og da han ti dager seinere ble tildelt Holberg-medaljen maktet ikke den skrøpelige kroppen å ta seg til utdelingen i Bergen. På dagen ett år etter at Aabels gode venn og kollega Leif Juster sovnet inn, tok imidlertid den hengivne teaterkunstneren seg til sitt kjære Nationaltheater gjennom snø og kulde. Det satte åpenbart en ung jypling som Sverre Anker Ousdal pris på.

- Per har fulgt meg hele tida. Helt fra jeg begynte her ved teatret som 22-23-åring har han vært her. Hvis jeg kan bety like mye for dagens unge skuespillere som han har gjort for min generasjon, vil jeg ha utrettet noe stort, konkluderte Anker Ousdal.

Ousdal in Bronze


Sverre Anker Ousdal (t.v.) ble hedret med en byste laget av Kristian Blystad. Bysten står på Nationalteateret. Foto: Stian Lysberg Solum/SCANPIX. NRK 07.11.2007


"Anker Ousdal hedret med byste"

Anker Ousdal hedret med byste

Oslo (ANB-NTB): En bronsebyste av Sverre Anker Ousdal ble torsdag avduket på Nationaltheatret i Oslo.

glomdalen.no et al., 26 April 2007



Sverre Anker Ousdal ble hedret med en byste i Nationaltheatret torsdag. Foto Terje Pedersen, ANB


[Sverre] Anker Ousdal sier at det er en stor ære å komme på sokkel.

– Jeg husker jeg som 19-årig teaterskoleelev skulle på prøve på Nationaltheatret. Jeg så med ærefrykt på bystene som sto der. Jøye meg. Mine barnebarn og oldebarn kan se at der står bestefar og oldefar, sier Anker Ousdal til Aftenposten.

Skuespillerveteranen spiller for tiden i to store publikumssuksesser på teatrets hovedscene - «Til døden skille oss ad» og «Hjemkomsten».

Bronsen av ham kan beundres i 2. etasje på Nationaltheatret. Den er laget av Kristian Blystad, og gitt av Thore Holm, som tidligere har donert malerier av Ruth Tellefsen og Lise Fjeldstad. (ANB-NTB)