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North (2009)
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North (2009)
Original name: Nord
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Following a nervous breakdown, ski athlete Jomar has isolated himself in a lonely existence as the guard of a ski park. When he learns that he might be the father of a child way up north, he sets on a strange and poetic journey through Norway on a snowmobile, with 5 liters of alcohol as sole provisions. On this trip through amazing arctic landscapes, Jomar seems to do everything in his power to avoid reaching his destination. He meets other tender and confused souls, who will all contribute to push Jomar further along his reluctant journey towards the brighter side of life.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, road movie, psychological, captivating, gloomy, realistic, cynical, semi serious
Plot: on the road, alcohol, self discovery, road trip, introspection, estrangement, wilderness, ex athlete, friendship, life is a bitch, dull life, alcohol abuse, skiing, iceberg, gay slur, unfulfillment, grandparent grandchild relationship, mental institution, mental breakdown, snow, psychiatrist, pills, grandmother, hashish, tractor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe

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Place: norway, oslo norway
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Duration: 80 min.
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Duration: 80 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Duration: 98 min.
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