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All That Matters Is Past (2012)

Uskyld (original title)
Two brothers in their 40s are found dead in the forest. By their side lies a woman, very weak, but still alive. "All that matters is past" is the story of how Janne meets William after many... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Bonnevie ... Janne
Inga Berger Schou Inga Berger Schou ... Janne 10
Tea Sandanger Tea Sandanger ... Janne 14
Line Billa Ljøstad Line Billa Ljøstad ... Janne 18
Kristoffer Joner ... William
Arnold Efraim Vogt Granqvist Arnold Efraim Vogt Granqvist ... William 10
Åsmund Høeg Åsmund Høeg ... William 14 (as Åsmund Swensen Høeg)
Mads Sjøgård Pettersen ... William 18
David Dencik ... Ruud
Vinjar Pettersen Vinjar Pettersen ... Ruud 14
Trond Nilssen ... Ruud 18
Maria Heiskanen ... Politietterforsker Ragnhild
Emil Johnsen ... Politibetjent Mads
Paula Siu Paula Siu ... Sui (as Paula So Man Siu)
Erling Fidjestøl Erling Fidjestøl ... Espen
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Two brothers in their 40s are found dead in the forest. By their side lies a woman, very weak, but still alive. "All that matters is past" is the story of how Janne meets William after many years of separation. She leaves her family to live with him in a cabin by the river. They recreate the feeling of love and lust that they had as children, being sweethearts playing in the woods. But one day a Chinese baby girl is found floating down the river, and they realize that they are being haunted by William's brother. William and Janne runs further into the woods, trying to escape from their nemesis. Written by JRN

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2 November 2012 (Norway) See more »

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NOK 28,500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Revealing the truth about an unhealthy triangle
4 November 2012 | by OJTSee all my reviews

We go into the story as a tragedy unfolds. No doubt a planned murder, which goes wrong. Then we see the tragedy discovered, and police finding an almost lifeless woman, before we go back in time to see how it all started. The relationship of two boys moving into her neighborhood and life of a girl of the same age.

In her third feature film, All that matter is, (in Norwegian: Uskyld, which means innocence) Sara Johnsen once more makes a different and inspiring movie. The first two, the fabulous tender Vinterkyss and Upperdog, was very critically acclaimed, deservingly so. But critics has topped those after watching Uskyld.

What makes this film very interesting is the way it's told. We're jumping back and forth in the time-line, but without getting confused. However, a weak point is that the main characters all turn up in three different ages and persons, not quite lookalikes. But if you manage to look past this, you'll find a story about a unhealthy threesome, slowly revealed with the surprises of a viewer which obviously doesn't know it all.

Raw, tender, beautiful. like nothing you've seen before. When romance can't find the right way in relationships, and envy or jealousy slowly poison a brother's mind. Or is it plain evilness? Is the young girl to blame, fully or partially? Do we get the answers? The film is brutally honest, and shows scenes never seen in film. Making beautiful gross, and showing the real nature of things both in a relationship and in life.

We follow the female investigator from start, going back to showing that the trio has a history. The story unravels the mystery piece by piece, until we wonder who is really to blame. Sometims I really feel I'm watching something brilliant, but start doubting myself i her next second.

Sara Johnsen is one of Norwegian films most interesting filmmakers, and has committed a film which you'll have trouble forgetting. Does she go too far? You'll have to decide on your own. It's not for the faint of hearts! Still it is a rarely told story about a doomed triangle. Love doesn't conquer all. Love might rather infect souls and make it instinct.


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