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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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.
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.
Good work, starts well, continues well. But the end was somehow strange - the whole russian thing. i mean it starts with russian music, it continues with punk and ends with the russians.
A film about freedom to be/to do what you want, although not too convincing. What was the role of what happened to the mother in this whole story? Was she keeping his father back? Punk as rage against fate or against society?
Der Film: surrealistisch anmutend, aber dennoch sehr realistisch und nachvollziehbar. Der etwas andere Vater-Sohn Geschichte, mal komisch, mal traurig und unvorhersehbar. Einzige Unwahrscheinlichkeit: der Rektor muss einen unglaublich harten Kopf haben. Dagegen ist der Traumauftritt von Johnny Rotten himself wieder sehr plausibel. Für die Rolle von Nicholas: 5 Sterne!