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Head Above Water (1993)

Hodet over vannet (original title)
Einar and Bjørn leave Lene on the island for a fishing trip, when her former lover, Gaute, appears drunk and falls asleep in her bed.

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Nils Gaup
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lene Elise Bergum Lene Elise Bergum ... Lene
Svein Roger Karlsen Svein Roger Karlsen ... Einar
Morten Abel Morten Abel ... Bjørn
Reidar Sørensen ... Gaute
Jon Skolmen ... Policeman
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Einar and Bjørn leave Lene on the island for a fishing trip. Then her former lover, Gaute, drops by unexpectedly. Drunk, he sleeps in the double bed. Lene sleeps on the couch and wakes up when the men come back. She tries to wake Gaute, but then discovers that he's dead. Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@boras.mail.telia.com>

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Country:

Sweden | Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

8 August 1993 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Head Above Water See more »

Filming Locations:

Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway

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Dolby

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Color
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Quite surprising
15 May 2005 | by sveknuSee all my reviews

This movie, "Hodet over vannet", has later been remade in the Hollywood-version "Head Above Waters". Usually, originals tend to be better than remakes. From what I heard, that is exactly the case with this one. I wish I could confirm just that, but I can't since I haven't seen the Hollywood version. Now, back to this movie. Norwegian movies tend to stink big time, but this is an exception to that. The story is really good, and there are lots of surprises as it proceeds. The surroundings is south Norway in the summer, and it really fits to the movie and the plot. The especially interesting part about the plot, is that you never really know who's the bad guy, if there's any bad guy at all.


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