Norwegian Oscar submissionsby runefromnorway | created - 24 Nov 2013 | updated - 18 Apr 2016 | Public
All the Norwegian submissions to the Academy Award for Foreign Language Movies.
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1. Nine Lives (1957)
96 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
During World War II, nine members of the Norwegian Resistance trapped into a deadly Nazi ambush. Only one escapes on foot, and a fierce hunt through the ice desert has begun.
2. Kalde spor (1962)
96 min | Drama, War
Wartime 1944. Oddmund stays at a remote cabin in the high mountains, about to lead 12 refugees out of the country. But he also awaits the most important person is his life, Ragnhild, which isn't coming.
3. Life and Death (1980)
83 min | Drama
When a married doctor brings home a gay medical student that he's smitten with, his wife goes along and the three try to build a non-traditional relationship. Then society's homophobia intervenes.
4. Julia Julia (1981)
99 min | Comedy, Crime
Julia washes trains coupes for a living, when she one day meets the married Karl-Henrik, the secretary of the minister of justice. Falling in love with him, she also are involved in his criminal activity.
5. Leve sitt liv (1982)
83 min | Comedy, Drama
The middle aged widowed Victoria has had to quit job due to work injuries. Helping people is her new goal in life. One days she meets young Carl, suffering from a difficult past, giving her an unforgettable experience.
6. The Chieftain (1984)
120 min | Drama
A love story about an actor, Arne Strømberg, which struggles with the changes between love and anger, and his roles as a macho man, family father and husband.
7. Wives - Ten Years After (1985)
88 min | Comedy, Drama
Ten years have passed since our three heroines' first outing in 1975. Now the women meet at yet another class reunion. Not surprisingly, they are still unwilling to call it a night after ... See full summary »
8. Hard asfalt (1986)
109 min | Drama
Suburban teenager Ida grows up outside Oslo, is starting off with drugs and meets the homeless alcoholic charmer Knut, which soon is her big love. Destined for a hard life in drugs and alcohol, how can they turn their lives around?
9. Pathfinder (1987)
86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A Warband intent on slaughter terrorizes northern Scandinavian villages in 1000 AD.
11. A Handful of Time (1989)
97 min | Drama
Gothic thriller about Old Martin who heeds the voice of Anna, who calls him back to the mountain cabin where he left her to die while she gave birth to their surviving son.
12. Herman (1990)
88 min | Drama, Family
"Herman", based on Lars Saabye Christensen's novel of the same name, tells the story of the young boy Herman who suddenly loses his hair and becomes bald at the age of eleven. He follows ... See full summary »
13. Frida - med hjertet i hånden (1991)
113 min | Comedy, Romance
Frida, aged 13, has discovered a book by psychoanalyst Erich Fromm called "The art of loving". Using it as a reference she sets out to better the love lives of her family and friends. But ... See full summary »
14. The Warrior's Heart (1992)
102 min | Drama, War
A Norwegian nurse falls in love with a Finnish soldier in the Winter War of 1939/40 between Finland and the Soviet Union. After settling down WW2 erupts, and he is lost in Finland, as she falls in love with the German soldier Maximilian.
15. The Telegraphist (1993)
102 min | Drama
Mack is the most important man in a little society in North Western Norway around 1900. Telegrapher Rolandsen is a smart, funny and charming the ladies, even Mack's daughter.
16. Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994)
96 min | Drama
The young teenager Otto is entering the summer holidays in 60s Oslo, without getting a real holiday, and he is not accepted in the gang or the football team. But then he meets exciting mysterious Frank, which changes everything.
17. Kristin Lavransdatter (1995)
180 min | Drama
Kristin is the daughter of a prominent landowner in medieval Norway. She grows up in total harmony with the ideals of the time: strong family ties, social pride and devout Christianity. She... See full summary »
18. The Other Side of Sunday (1996)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama
The Other Side of Sunday criticizes the small, and often tight church community. We follow the Preachers Daughter; Maria, in her journey to liberate herself from the stiff church community and her strict religious father.
20. Only Clouds Move the Stars (1998)
98 min | Drama, Family
"Only Clouds..." is a film about eleven year old Maria, who has lost her little brother. Her mother disappears into her own sorrow, then Maria meets Jacob.
21. Suffløsen (1999)
100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Siv works as a prompter for the Norwegian opera. As the rehearsals for Aida starts, she marries a demanding man, Fred, who still has a strong connection to his ex-wife. Starting at her ... See full summary »
22. Odd Little Man (2000)
88 min | Biography, Comedy
Little Oddemann uses every means available to find Jesus, including his slingshot. The film takes us to Norway in the late 30's, where we meet a series of burlesque and humorous characters,... See full summary »
23. Elling (2001)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama
When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and... See full summary »
Votes: 13,816 | Gross: $0.31M
24. Hold My Heart (2002)
92 min | Drama
A young father kidnaps his daughter, Lisa. But the mother, the police, media and Lisa ruins his plan. On a trip around the country, everyone must realize they have a fault in this.
25. Kitchen Stories (2003)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him.
Votes: 7,873 | Gross: $0.35M
26. Hawaii, Oslo (2004)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
Hawaii, Oslo is the story of a handful of people who cross each other's path without necessarily knowing each other, during the hottest day of the year, in Oslo. We follow Frode and Milla. ... See full summary »
27. Kissed by Winter (2005)
R | 84 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After her son is hospitalized, a doctor cheats on her husband with a snow plow driver who is a suspect in her investigation of the recent death of a young Arab boy.
28. Reprise (2006)
R | 105 min | Drama
Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.
Votes: 9,121 | Gross: $0.55M
31. Max Manus (2008)
Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama
The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.
32. The Angel (2009)
97 min | Drama
As the film opens, a doped-up Lea (Maria Bonnevie) makes an extremely bad impression on her baby daughter's foster parents; later, flashbacks reveal her disturbing youth and young adulthood... See full summary »
33. Happy, Happy (2010)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with... See full summary »
Votes: 2,892 | Gross: $0.04M
34. Kon-Tiki (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Votes: 44,130 | Gross: $1.52M
35. I Am Yours (2013)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
Mina is a young single mother living in Oslo with her 6 year old son Felix. She is of Norwegian Pakistani descent with a troubled family relationship. Constantly looking for love, Mina ... See full summary »
36. 1001 Grams (2014)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale.
37. The Wave (2015)
R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller
Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it.
Votes: 31,345 | Gross: $0.18M