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Kissed by Winter (2005)

Vinterkyss (original title)
After her son is hospitalized, a doctor cheats on her husband with a snow plow driver who is a suspect in her investigation of the recent death of a young Arab boy.

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Sara Johnsen
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Credited cast:
Annika Hallin ... Victoria
Kristoffer Joner ... Kai
Fridtjov Såheim ... Stein
Göran Ragnerstam ... Filip
Linn Skåber Linn Skåber ... Wibeke
Axel Zuber Axel Zuber ... Sune
Jade Francis Haj Jade Francis Haj ... Darjosh
Michalis Koutsogiannakis Michalis Koutsogiannakis ... Darjosh's father
Mina Azarian Mina Azarian ... Darjosh's mother
Trine Wiggen Trine Wiggen ... Gerd
Klara Døving Klara Døving ... Maja
Henrik Storsveen Henrik Storsveen ... Ben
Luis Engebrigtsen Bye Luis Engebrigtsen Bye ... Inge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nina Andresen Borud Nina Andresen Borud ... Bens mor
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Following her son's death, Victoria moves to a small community to work as a doctor at the local clinic. She attempts to forget and move on with her life but find it impossible when a local boy is found dead in the snow and Victoria must tell the boy's parents. Police quickly explains it as an accident but Victoria finds that there is something strange about the whole affair. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Rated R for some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The book Kai gives Victoria is "The Visit of the Royal Physician", by Per Olov Enquist. See more »

Goofs

When Darjosh's body is hot by the snow plough, it is seen to break apart, indicating that it was a dummy that was struck by the plough. See more »

Soundtracks

Hallelujah
Music by Leonard Cohen
Performed by Jeff Buckley
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A great thought-provoking insight to the meaning of grief and sense of loss.
1 March 2006 | by shanfloydSee all my reviews

There is no way of denying that "Vinterkyss" is one of the best foreign-language films I've ever seen. After its one-and-half hours, I sat astonished because I didn't expect such a strong film can be made from such a delicate and subtle theme. The movie deals with personal loss, grief and reactions to loss in different points of view. But it neither appreciates nor discards any one of them. It leaves it open for viewers' opinions, at the same time it leaves a social message too.

A busy Swedish doctor, Victoria, goes to Norwegian countryside after her son's unexpected death, feeling partly responsible for it. There one day she finds the dead body of Darjosh, a young Muslim refugee and now the film contrasts the sense of loss and expressions of grief of Victoria, Darjosh's parents and Darjosh himself. All of their unexpected deeds and unjustified reactions in similar mental state are beautifully depicted in the film. The film becomes successful to hold a perpetual melancholy note without being too much sentimental, perhaps the artistic use of white snow as a throughout background and the beautiful theme song help that.

The film compels us to question some the actions taken by the people who suffer from guilt or loss. The character Kai here analyzes the difference between guilt and responsibility, in that way providing a reason to accept positive things in life even after a trauma. "Vinterkyss" is not only about description of grief and loss, it's about hope too... though none of the three points of view i.e. Victoria's, Darjosh's and his parents', could have it. And for that matter it should always be said that Sara Johnsen has perhaps created a truly great film.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Norway]

Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | English | Swedish

Release Date:

11 February 2005 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

A tél csókja See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK15,250,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$337,214
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Friland See more »
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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

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1.85 : 1
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