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O'Horten
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Directed By
Bent Hamer

Written By:
Bent Hamer

Cast:
Ghita Nørby, Per Jansen, Nils Gaup, Morten Rudå, Karl Sundby, Bjørn Floberg, Gard B. Eidsvold, Bjarte Hjelmeland, Henny Moan, Tone Stern Bergersen, Peter Bredal, Andreas Cappelen, Anton Lohne Hamer, Peder Anders Lohne Hamer, Jørn Hansen, Elin Hamnes Holm, Lina Jagels, Bjørn Jenseg, Kari Loland, Nils Petter Mørland, Lars Øyno, Claus Plapp, Lasse Ramstad, Kristine Rui Slettebakken, Elisabeth Stavenes, Fredrik Steen, Ronald Stiansen, Trond-Viggo Torgersen, Lena Wermelin, Baard Owe, Espen Skjønberg, Kai Remlow, Bjarte Hjelmeland, Einar Breian, Dag Brekke, Bård Brinchmann, Kjell Ove Carlsen, Øyvind Dahle, Øyvind Dvergsdal, Trond Hultgren, Kjell Arvid Odden, Tor Øines, Anette Sagen, Paal Schøyen, Thorolv Stangnes, Terje Alsvik Walløe


 
O'Horten (2007)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
March 8th, 2010

Michael's Moore's favorites in 2009

Favorite Movie Quote: "All my friends jumped, but not me."

You could excel in your job like Odd Horton, but what if, like him, you defined your life by what you didn't do. He never ski jumped, and now it is too late. He is 67 and has to retire from being a railroad engineer, and doesn't know what to do with himself.

He always stayed with Fru Thøgersen (Ghita Nørby) when he ended his run waiting to go back to Oslo. It never occurs to him that he can visit without a reason now.

When he goes on a ride with Dr. Sissener (Espen Skjønberg), and he dies behind the wheel, he just takes the dog and goes home. He doesn't show any emotion. He doesn't have any attachments except to his mother (Bjørn Floberg), who is in a home.

The score is magnificent, and the cinematography is excellent. Skjønberg is a real delight.

I have to say that there are some strange characters in Norway, if this film is to be believed.

It has a surprise, but happy ending, as Odd finally takes the leap and finds that life truly is worth living.

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