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Cold Lunch (2008)

Lønsj (original title)
Bird droppings on a work shirt lead to extreme unintended consequences.

Director:

Eva Sørhaug

Writer:

Per Schreiner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Birgitte Victoria Svendsen Birgitte Victoria Svendsen ... Turid
Ane Dahl Torp ... Leni
Bjørn Floberg ... Kildahl
Knut Husebø Knut Husebø ... Farsethås
Nicolai Cleve Broch ... Marius
Aksel Hennie ... Christer
Kyrre Haugen Sydness ... Odd
Anneke von der Lippe ... Karin
Pia Tjelta ... Heidi
Ingar Helge Gimle ... Gunnar
Pål Sverre Hagen ... Vaktmesteren (as Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen)
Jan Gunnar Røise ... Erlend
Pål Stokka Pål Stokka ... Bjørn Olaf
Celine Engebrigtsen Celine Engebrigtsen ... Margret
Elin Sogn Elin Sogn ... Kunde
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Christer (27) is on his way to work when a seagull shits on his shirt. Down in the Laundromat in the basement he suddenly remembers that all his rent money is in his shirt pocket. In an attempt to save the money, he takes out the main fuse of the building to stop the washing machine. When the superintendent puts the fuse back in, an old man in an apartment above clumsily changes fuses in his own fuse-cabinet. The man dies immediately. His daughter, Leni (40) has lived completely isolated with her father. Now she is alone for the first time of her life. When fresh first-time mother Heidi (30) is down to get her laundry, she notices that all the machines have stopped. She is in a hurry and has to grab the clothes all wet. Without knowing it, Christer has started the inevitable. Written by Per Schreiner

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There is hope - but not for that many of us.

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Drama

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Quotes

Farsethås: Have you had bowel movements today?
Leni: Yes.
Farsethås: Solid and abundant?
Leni: Yes, father.
Farsethås: Splendid! We are in excellent health!
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Soundtracks

I Saved the World Today
Written by Annie Lennox (uncredited) and David A. Stewart (uncredited)
Performed by Marilyn Manson
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Pointless film
21 February 2009 | by korhanerelSee all my reviews

This film has no originality. It portrays people with problems which we have gotten used to seeing in many other films, including many from Norway, Denmark, Iceland... There is nothing special about their situation as far as film characters are concerned and these people are portrayed with little connection to their past, surroundings or friends. They are seemingly connected to each other by a series of events started by Christer's ego-centric behavior - which we understand is what drove his friends away from him.

The director apparently attempted to pay homage to Hitchcock's The Birds (which is signaled right at the beginning with a poster of the film hung on the wall of Christer's kitchen) but it fails miserably. The end, where we see Lina swimming in the rain, is very disappointing, despite Annie Lennox's beautiful voice.


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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

1 February 2008 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Cold Lunch See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK14,250,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,161,457
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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