Saturday, July 26, 2008

"Ja, vi elsker"

Alternate title: "Last Gleaming"
Language: Norwegian
Running time: 115 minutes

Directed by Solve Skagen
Cast includes:

Roy Hansen as Arve Nor
Hildegunn Eggen as Hedvig
Ib Kjølsen as Torger
Asle Bjelland as Arve som liten [Young Arve]
Sverre Anker Ousdal as Arves stemme [Arve's voice]

Synopsis: "Using the context of a drowning man who reviews his life and past major events in his last moments, this long, pessimistic film looks at ponderous and depressing subjects: young hotheads only interested in expounding their viewpoints, corpses in a concentration camp, Norwegians giving a "heil Hitler" one-armed salute to the Gestapo leader in Oslo in 1941, the atomic bomb explosions in World War II, and personal issues of bad relationships. It seems like everything in the world is going down with the drowning man. (Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide)"

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