Sons of Norway is an energetic film about revolt, punk rock, suburban hell and the eternal struggle between freaks and punks. And it’s not least a touching story of an unusual father-son relationship, and about the strength of the bonds we sometimes do our best to rip apart.
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Often very funny, with a handful of great scenes, suggestive atmosphere and wonderful Clockwork Orange-esque music from Ginge. But some of the young actors are weak, and the ending feels rushed. This leaves a sour taste in the mouth; "Sons of Norway" could have been a brilliant film, but in the end it's too easygoing for its own good. Still highly recommended for its entertainment value. Three strong stars.
A very fun film. Jens Lien is an interesting director. With Jonny Vang, The Bothersome Man, and now this. I quite like the way he melds together the comedic and the tragic until one isn't really sure what to laugh at, what to cry at, or what to cringe at.