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As young children, half-siblings Axel and Yanne are adopted to Norway. They are separated on arrival, he to material wealth on Oslo's west side, she to an average family on the east side. ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Hermann Sabado Hermann Sabado ... Axel
Agnieszka Grochowska ... Maria
Mads Sjøgård Pettersen ... Per
Bang Chau Bang Chau ... Yanne
Magnus Bjørnstad Magnus Bjørnstad ... Karsten
Yngvild Støen Grotmol Yngvild Støen Grotmol ... Susanne Holmboe
Ole Paus Ole Paus ... Fredrik
Birgitte Victoria Svendsen Birgitte Victoria Svendsen ... Anne
Kjersti Holmen Kjersti Holmen ... Else Beate
Vidar Sandem Vidar Sandem ... Hans Martin
Tone Danielsen Tone Danielsen ... Ruth
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marit Aschehoug Marit Aschehoug ... Kokka
Marie Blokhus Marie Blokhus ... Trude
Øyvind Osmo Eriksen Øyvind Osmo Eriksen ... Jay
Jo Adrian Haavind ... Medsoldat
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As young children, half-siblings Axel and Yanne are adopted to Norway. They are separated on arrival, he to material wealth on Oslo's west side, she to an average family on the east side. In contrast to her younger brother, Yanne remembers their journey to Norway, but she has no idea where he might be now. All this is about to change, however, as Yanne's Polish friend Maria starts working as a maid for Axel's parents, there discovering a photograph of a young boy. Maria has seen the same picture on the wall of Yanne's flat. She decides to reunite them. But before having time to realize the consequences, she sets in motion a chain of events which throws many people into emotional turmoil. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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Norway

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Norwegian | English | Polish

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (Norway) See more »

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Dolby Digital EX

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1.85 : 1
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Upstairs, downstairs
7 January 2011 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

Two siblings from Thailand are adopted by different families. They lose contact. One of them forgets completely and one tries to. But a Polish maid functions as fate and they finally get together again. That's not uncomplicated.

The same goes for all adoptions, especially when the children come from another culture. Of course the feelings between the new parents and the children don't differ from common parents-children relations, but there ought to be thoughts. What would have become of them if they weren't brought to the new country? Some of these questions are put here, but more intriguing is the drama that takes place for other reasons with a Norwegian Afghanistan veteran involved. Clever handicraft, which doesn't get under your skin.


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