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The King's Choice (Kongens nei) (2016)

Published in T
Thursday, 24 August 2017 20:52
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  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    Gives all for Norway.

  • Starring

    Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Karl Markovics, Tuva Novotny, Katharina Schüttler, Erik Hivju, Svein Tindberg, Arthur Hakalahti, Menig Fredrik Seeberg

  • Directed by

    Erik Poppe

  • Running time

    133 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, face-slapped, thrown through the air (grenade), separated from loved ones, poked, dragged, blindfolded. Sea battle/ship hit by cannon fire/burning ship/explosion/sinking ship. Air raids, ground assault. Mass panic. Bombing/explosions, burning barn, burning debris. References to Nazi Germany (voice of Adolf Hitler on telephone, swastikas, Fuhrer mentioned, etc). Arguing. Being "captured by Soviets and taken prisoner" mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses on ground. Open bloody wound/exposed flesh. Bloody heads/clothing/snow/cuts on face; blood spatter, dried blood on face. Dead men, massacre, bloodbath mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None): Rear view of nude statue. Shirtless man. Kissing, hugging (platonic).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking (pipe, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    (None): Name-calling (dense, amateur, miserable creature, etc). Religious exclamations (oh God, etc).

  • THEMES

    King Haakon VII, German invasion of Oslo, World War II, 1940s Norway, invasion, evacuation, Norwegian royalty, coup d'état, diplomacy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/mother mentioned. Horses, flies. Taxidermy bird. Norwegian, German and English languages (subtitles).

Welcome to Norway

Published in W
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 22:24
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    A frosty Welcome.

  • Starring

    Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Henriette Steenstrup, Slimane Dazi, Kristoffer Hjulstad, Jon Vegard Hovdal, Nini Bakke Kristiansen, Birgitte Larsen, Marianne Meløy, Olivier Mukuta, Henrik Rafaelsen

  • Directed by

    Rune Denstad Langlo

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are tied up, dragged behind a car, beaten (assumed), hit with objects (offscreen). Story told of woman/girl being raped for 3 days by 7 soldiers then left to die. Break-and-enter, stealing. Objects thrown smashed; broken glass. Freezing to death, Guantanamo, Gulag, beatings, broken ribs, terrorism mentioned. Yelling. Blood/gore: Bleeding nose/mouth; bloody clothing, shaving cut. Bags of dead fish. Scars, bruising, bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene (woman in bra on top of shirtless man). Flirting, undressing. Affair with married man. Discussions and references to sex. Slang terms for sex. Woman in underwear, shirtless man, photos of people in swimwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Smoking (cigarette). References to intoxication, drinking problems. Gambling (racing, lottery). Drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, bastards, b*tches. Racist language/slurs. Derogatory sexual comments. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Refugees, prejudice, money problems, horrible living situations, cultural insensitivity, language barriers, immigration, infidelity, asylum seekers, taking advantage of desperate situations/people, crisis, xenophobia, racism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead parents, dead uncle, relationship breakup mentioned. Foreign languages (subtitled).

Kon-Tiki

Published in K
Thursday, 04 April 2013 09:18
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Thor Heyerdahl drifts into history.

  • Starring

    Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd Magnus Williamson, Tobias Santelmann, Jakob Oftebro, Agnes Kittelsen

  • Directed by

    Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A boy falls into a frozen lake. Competitors spar in a fencing match. Stories are told of vessels capsizing, killing at war. Drowning (discussed). Men fall overboard. People are injured from handling ropes, stepping on coral, being thrown by waves. Blood/gore: A man wears a peg-leg (frostbite). An infected, bloody wound is seen on a leg. Bloody scratches, grazes, bruising, sunburn. A whale shark is harpooned. A shark catches a bird. A shark is stabbed repeatedly. Bloody entrails are thrown to sharks. Animal blood splatters on people, surfaces, clothing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. Kissing. A couple swimming naked are seen from a distance. A naked man is seen from behind.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits, brandy, wine). Smoking. Alternative medicine is used to treat a wound. Prescription medicines are mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Exploration, discovery, adventure, history, teamwork, relationships, ambition, survival, dares, settlement, scientific theories, morale, leadership, faith, trust, vulnerability, near-death experiences, tensions, folklore, skepticism, man-versus-nature, triumph over adversity, isolation, introspection, humanity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Extreme wintry setting. Adrift oceanic setting. Whale sharks, Great White sharks, whales, fish, bioluminescent marine invertebrates, birds, crab, beetle. Taxidermy seen (insects, birds, marine wildlife, snakes, small wild animals). Human skull. Fishing, shark-catching, harpooning. Dead fish. Waterfall. Shark attack. Brief subtitles for Polynesian language. Based on true story. Roof-top aerial cinematography over city street; sky-high aerials toward plane and clouds; sweeping camera point-of-view travels from ocean through sky and troposphere into stratosphere then back again. Black-and-white documentary-style footage. Vomit (seasickness), urinating. Lightning, thunder, tropical storm. Inability to swim.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Incredible story, lovingly told. Real sense of tension. Rich characters. Striking cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Muted sense of drama. Anti-climactic. Poor characterisation. Shallow. Not a completely true depiction of events.