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brilliant story, any other movies based upon scandinavian history?


I have just finished watching this movie, honestly it glued me to screen. I want to watch and learn more about Scandinavian far or near past history. We don't have enough sources about Scandinavia in turkey. Could you recommend more movies,please ?

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You could check out the movie Ni liv(Nine Lives) from 1957 about "the true story of Jan Baalsruds amazing escape from the German army from the coast of Northern Norway and across the border to the neutral country Sweden."

http://imdb.com/title/tt0050762/

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I very much liked the russian movie "Kukushka"- allthough not exactly scandinavian (..) it gives a nice glipse of whatever you found beautiful in "Ofelas". Anni-Kristiina Juuso is a wonderful actress.

I also very much liked Aki Kaurismäki's film "Mies vailla menneisyyttä" ("the man without a past"). Haven't seen the whole "Finland" triology, though.

Beeing norwegian I often see new scandinavan films at the movies, but "The Kautokeino Rebellion" is the only one springing to mind right now. This silenced part of norwegian history made a great impession. I also have heard from friends that "Den brysomme mannen" ("The Bothersome Man") is very good, so I'm plannning to see that one soon.

And: Do spend some time on Lars von Trier, for instance "Riget" and the absolutely painfull and very moving "Breaking the Waves".


Good luck in finding the nordic spirit, whatever it is..

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I have a few suggestions - however I am not sure they are available with subtitles but who knows - it's worth a shot. The Icelandic director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson has made some absolutely brilliant movies a while back. One is "Korpen Flyger" in Swedish, "Raven Flies" in English, another "Korpens Skugga" which is "Shadow of the Raven" in English, and also "Den Vite Vikingen", "The White Viking" in English. Three absolutely brilliant Scandinavian co-productions well worth watching - if you like this one "Ofelas"/"Pathfinder" - you will LOVE these! It's good to know someone in Turkey likes Scandinavian films - Turkey have a history with the Swedes and one of our main dishes here is actually Turkish - among other things! There are of course other brilliant and not so brilliant Scandinavia movies, but I think Norway and Iceland make the best ones (although I am Swedish myself) - they really know how to make them! Hope this was helpful to you!

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Well, the KeutokeinoRebellion is good.

And then there's "Kukushka" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308476/.
Which is about the 2nd world war and the conflict between Finland and Soviet;
one soldier on each side meet and has to stay for some time at the tent of a widowed sami woman.

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They blew up Congress!!! HAHAHA!

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The same director (Nils Gaup) directed Kautokeino-opprøret in 2008 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0479937) about a rebellion in the 19th century.
A more relevant movie, also by the same director, is Birkebeinerne which will be released in 2016 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4738360).

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