- Starring: Baard Owe, Espen Skjønberg, Ghita Nørby
- Summary: The moment the train leaves the station without engineer Odd Horten aboard, he realizes that the path ahead is a journey without printed timetables and well-known stations. Horten has been forced to retire after 40 years of traveling a very stable rail, and the platform does not feel like a safe place anymore. His orderly, solitary existence is about to give way to a future of unlikely adventures and puzzling dilemmas: will Horten ever travel by plane? Will he finally sell his prized boat? How does Horten end up in a pair of women's red high-heeled shoes? Will he survive a nighttime drive with a blindfolded man at the wheel? Proof positive that there is humor to be found in aging, and we don't have to be elderly Norwegians to identify, laugh and embrace life in all its idiosyncratic splendor. O’Horten is Bent Hamer's wonderfully skewed view of the human condition and gives us that somewhat absurdist vision with great warmth, a little melancholy and universal appeal. (Sony Pictures Classics)… Expand
- Director: Bent Hamer
- Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
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slim10A touching movie. But not for people who have been ruined by Hollywood gloss, clearly.
Dave9Very entertaining film. Since I"ve seen Kitchen Stories, I knew what to expect and I was not disappointed. May be a bit slow paced for some, but I thought it was a very interesting character study.… Expand
Cat3Are these reviewers high? This movie was like watching ice melt. It tried to be quirky and offbeat and only succeeded in putting us to sleep. Every frame was dark, it was perpetual night even when it was day, (welcome to Norway) and the story never got underway. What were they piping into the screening the reviewers saw? Either they were stoned, part of a mass delusion, or money has changed hands.… Expand