Norwegian movies (part 1)

A friend asked me if i could recommend some Norwegian movies to him. While i adviced him to never ask that again and forget about the notion of torturing himself in some twisted sense of punishment, he kept on insisting as he "been falling in love with norwegian cinema". Needless to say, my friend isn't from Norway (and were close to no longer being my friend), still, he's been saved some horrible horrible moments in Norwegian cinematic history.


Normal reaction after a norwegian movie: Curl yourself into a ball and stare blankly into
the ground as your sanity slips into unknown places even chutulu is afraid of.
                                                       
However. Me just being that good a friend decided to wade through the heaps of mind-scarring hell called "norwegian movie section" at the local library, and write a list of movies less about making you cry (not because the movie has a sad story. But because it's just a plain sad attemt at being a movie) and more about actually being a good movie!

Thus i'll post 2 movies for each part.

First off, i'll start with a known and well liked movie:

                                                                MAX MANUS


This movie follows the life of the Norwegian resistance group (Milorg) during WW2, and in particular the life of Max Manus (a name better suited for a detective noir movie). Milorg and Max Manus were real, and the movie is more or less based on truth and actual events.

The movie has won several awards, including the prestigious "Not being a steaming pile of shit 2009" award.

If you enjoy a personal up close and realistic war movie about a resistance group, then this is a recommendation!


Next up:
                                                        The Bothersome Man
                                                                 
Pictured: The movie poster.
              

Also pictured: All the people who knows about and have watched this movie, me included.
Now, this movie is clearly not for everyone, it being so surreal it makes salvador dali's painting seem like normal everyday occurance. However, if you enjoy weird, strange and in ways, scary movies that absolutly makes no sense at all, you will love this one.

I can't really say anything about the setting and plot as even the slightest hint is best savored as your mind becomes numb and you can't separate reality and fiction, possibly creating a hilarious encounter with the cops that end not so hilarious.

But to sum up. If you want something different (DEEP/deep even) then this is also one to watch.

That's it for now folks. Next up i'll cover a couple of horror movies from Norway.

63 comments:

  1. lulz were had while reading this :D

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  2. Well, thanks for the Norwegian movies, I'll check 'em out.

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  3. Now if I ever decide to take any interest in Norwegian movies, I'll definitely watch these two first.

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  4. this is one of my more favorite blog posts from you :)

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  5. dude ill have to check these out, american movies are shit these days

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  6. wow... i don't even know where norwegia is...

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  7. Thinking of going on a trip in the near future, whats a good place to go in Norway?

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  8. Gonna see if I can find these. They look interesting.

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  9. These movies look really strange... I will check them out!!

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  10. norwegian movies are great but always a lil sad. =(

    smoochies n' poopies though! :*

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  11. Will check out Max Manus. It's about time I peeked at what "up north" had to offer cinematically. i feel like foreign movie wise ive seen everything there is to see from asia and western europe

    thanks

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  12. that Max Manus movie looks intereting, ill try to get today, come back to let you know how it was

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  13. Cool post man!:D
    Thanks for the comment on my blog!!
    Supp


    Btw i take all the photos on my blog :P Thanks!!

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  14. weird looking movies, might check one out

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  15. Some great recommendations here

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  16. These look good, might have the check em out!~

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  17. oh thanks, they are great movies!

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  18. that second movie there made me cry

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  19. I will have to check out some Norwegian movies. Not sure I have ever seen any before.

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  20. This got me to thinking about horror movies from other countries - hmmmmmmmm

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  21. awesome site man. following you.

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  22. Seen the first one, great movie.

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  23. I like the movie! FAV!
    May The FORCE Be With You!

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  24. pretty exciting about Norwegian horror movies, lol.

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  25. that first one looks kinda deep. my uncle is way into WW2 movies, too!

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  26. awesome, ill check out a bothersome man- cheers, supporting!

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  29. I've been looking for this for a long time!

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  30. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  32. Hee, a kiwi.

    And I was pretty sure that every movie from Norway was a horror movie. Is that perhaps not the case? :P

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  33. Those movies look interesting I will have to watch them.

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  35. i havnt seen etheir movies and have been looking for something to watch, followed you!

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