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Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas
  • 2010
  • Norway
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Bent Hamer
  • Cast: Trond Fausa Aurvaag, Fridtjof Saheim, Nina Andrewsen Borud

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The latest treat from O’Horten director Bent Hamer is a bittersweet but tender­hearted seasonal ensemble that delicately interweaves tales of love and longing, new life, fresh hope and sad farewells. Set in a small Norwegian town on Christmas Eve, it offers a vision of a community wrapped up in the bleak midwinter. A doctor ventures out to deliver a baby. A husband vows to visit his children. A schoolboy lies so he can spend time with his Muslim schoolmate. A woman prepares for a night of passion with her married lover. Events grow more engrossing as connections are made, pieces of the bigger picture slot into place and we gradually realise the way these individual lives are connected.

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