Arne Skouen's films rankedby OJT | created - 16 Feb 2015 | updated - 06 Mar 2015 | Public
The acclaimed Norwegian film maker Arne Skouen was nominated to Oscar for Nine lives, and was four times selected to participate in the Cannes Film Festival's main proramme. Here's a rank of all his films except the one I haven't seen, which is put last until it's under my belt.
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. Surrounded (1960)
89 min | Drama, War
From his secret radio transmitter in the tower of a woman's hospital in Oslo during WW2, Per keeps contact with London, while being sought after by the German occupiers. Based on true events about war-hero Knut Haugland.
3. Fire in the Night (1955)
96 min | Drama, Thriller
Tim works at a newspaper during day time, and is a pyromaniac at night. Only the newspaper's editor, which also is a childhood friend, knows about Tim's dark side. Until Margrethe also gets to know.
4. 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.
5. The Master and His Servants (1959)
83 min | Drama
After the play by Alexander Kielland about a bishop, Sigurd Helmer, which is accused of foul play after writing anonymous letters smearing his opponent. The accuser is his main rival and daughter's chosen fiancée.
6. Boys from the Streets (1949)
77 min | Drama
The movie takes place on Oslo's east side sometime during the twenties. It depicts the workers' environment by traditional elements like unemployment, strike, poverty, alcoholism, absent ... See full summary »
7. Bussen (1961)
79 min | Comedy, Drama
Thorvald runs a local bus route, with a 1923-model bus nicknamed 'Gamla', in the Norwegian country side. Thorvald himself always takes time to make numerous stops along his route, to help ... See full summary »
8. The Guards (1965)
91 min | Drama, Fantasy
A hand is pulling the emergency breaks on a train, and a young military recruit has his live all changed. Noone can answer a girl's question in court. What color are dreams? A gathering of destinies. Can anyone answer why things happen?
9. Emergency Landing (1952)
100 min | Drama, Crime, War
An American bomber is shot down over the western side of the Oslo fjord during World War II, and survivors are hidden in a church by local citizens to escape German occupiers.
10. Pastor Jarman kommer hjem (1958)
91 min | Drama, Mystery
The good priest gets a mystery to solve on his way home by ship to Oslo. A crew member dies, with a final wish to help Makken, and deliver a gold watch to Lily. But Lily denies knowing the man, and is scared when she hears the name Makken.
12. Daddy's Success (1964)
83 min | Comedy
A 17 year old psychology-loving student starts analyzing his father and draws awfully wrong conclusions. He tutors his siblings, shocking, and is forced to show that he is very capable of great accomplishments.
15. Cirkus Fandango (1954)
87 min | Drama
Circus Fandango is a traveling workplace where everyone has to work together to make their living. A trade where occupational pride, commitment, but maybe also loneliness when getting old, like the clown Papa.
16. Musikanter (1967)
80 min | Family, Comedy
A caretaker at a music academy is solving most problems for the young musicians, however not only the most appropriate way. But down inside he really has a dream of his own, which goes far beyond being the caretaker.
17. Barn av solen (1955)
73 min | Comedy, Romance
Careless youth flirt and court in the sun at the beach. Based upon a play by the director, which was so unhappy with the result, that he doesn't want the film shown anymore.