North (2009)

Director
Rune Denstad Langlo

Main cast
Anders Baasmo Christiansen; Kyrre Hellum; Marte Aunemo; Mads Sjøgård Pettersen; Lars Olsen

Genres
Drama, Comedy, Foreign

Description
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.


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