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Pedersen: High-School Teacher (2006)

Gymnaslærer Pedersen (original title)
A drama focused on Norwegian society in the 1970s, an era dominated by Marxism and Leninism.

Director:

Hans Petter Moland

Writers:

Hans Petter Blad (screenplay), Dag Solstad (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristoffer Joner ... Gymnaslærer Knut Pedersen
Ane Dahl Torp ... Nina Skåtøy
Anne Ryg Anne Ryg ... Lise Tanner
Jan Gunnar Røise ... Werner Ludal
Stig Henrik Hoff ... Jan Klåstad
Fridtjov Såheim ... Gunnar Bøe
Silje Torp ... Anne Britt Bru (as Silje Torp Færavaag)
Jon Øigarden ... Harald Tholfsen
Elin Sogn Elin Sogn ... Unni Langmoen
Henriette Steenstrup Henriette Steenstrup ... Fru Bøe
Robert Skjærstad Robert Skjærstad ... Unni Langmoens man
Linn Skåber Linn Skåber ... Rektor
Eli Anne Linnestad Eli Anne Linnestad ... Gerd Tangen
Ståle Rue Ståle Rue ... Tor
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal ... Distriktrepresentant
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A drama focused on Norwegian society in the 1970s, an era dominated by Marxism and Leninism.

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Taglines:

The Rebellion Has Started!

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Norway]

Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

24 February 2006 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Camarada Pedersen See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,226,554
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In the movie, Pedersen's wife leaves for the northern town of Mo i Rana, while in the novel, she goes to the town of Harstad. The director has explained that this change was made because she was a librarian, and that Norway's National Library has a branch in Mo i Rana. However, while the story is set in the 1970s, the National Library in Mo i Rana was not established until 1989. See more »

Quotes

Friend of Pedersen (not party member): Armed revolution
[in Norway]
Friend of Pedersen (not party member): ? Are you serious?
Gymnaslærer Pedersen: Yeah....It's going to be great fun!
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Stepp, min stepp
Written by Lev Knipper
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OK, but misses a few marks
21 May 2006 | by EplebitSee all my reviews

This movie is quite good, but not quite as good as it could and should have been. The main problem is that AKP-ML only looks like some small comical sect with less than a dozen members. From what I've heard from people that lived in this period, they were actually quite big and made a huge impact on several parts of society, especially for students. I wish this could have been better shown in the movie.

Other than that, there's a lot of good stuff here. While some things are a bit over the top, the story is actually pretty good and the acting is good as well, although seeing Joner in about every Norwegian movie is starting to feel a bit strange. But being the best actor of them all, I guess you can live with that.


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