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Must Have Been Love (2012)

En som deg (original title)
On holiday in Istanbul Kaisa meets Jacob and she falls head over heels in love. The day after Jakob leaves back home, without Kajsa even knowing his last name. Some time later they meet up again, but Jakob doesn't remember their fling.

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Eirik Svensson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pamela Tola ... Kaisa
Espen Klouman Høiner ... Jacob / Andreas (as Espen Klouman-Høiner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laura Birn ... Anna
Audun Hjort Audun Hjort ... Audun
Mattis Herman Nyquist ... August
Rosa Salomaa ... Tarjoilija
Pihla Viitala ... Helmi
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Storyline

On holiday in Istanbul, the Finnish girl Kajsa meets charming Norwegian Jakob on his last night of the holiday. She falls head over heels in love and they have a wonderful one night stand. The morning after Jakob leaves back home to Oslo, and Kajsa don't know more than his first name. Kajsa can't forget their meeting, and some time later she accidentally meets Jakob again in Oslo in a shop. But he can't remember anything from their previous meeting. Written by OJT

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Country:

Norway | Finland

Language:

Finnish | Norwegian | English

Release Date:

19 October 2012 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Must Have Been Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway See more »

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Budget:

€1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Utterly boring portrait of at least two cardboard personalities. Nice cinematography though...
19 September 2013 | by supadude2004See all my reviews

Wow! What the point of this movie was about - absolutely eludes me? Sure the basics are that a man and his friends meet a woman in a foreign land but then it would *almost* be giving the whole movie away to say - that pretty much nothing of any consequence happened afterwards: move along now please, there's nothing much for you to see.

And there isn't! To put things into context, my nym might suggest that I'm some some 90-ish IQ "Trashformers/Die Hard 4" fan who just happened to be trapped into seeing this movie, by someone near infinitely smarter. But, if you thought that, then you'd be absolutely wrong: For I'm a great fan of many of Eric Rohmer's movies. What's more, I rate many independent and foreign movies among my favourites. So, I've no issues with waiting for a wonderful movie to develop. It's just that 'Must Have Been Love' could just as easily have been titled "Must Have Been Love, But... We're Not Sure". Yes, it *is* that pretentiously banal!

Love amidst foreign climes is supposed to be rooted in intrigue, mysterious doubts & heady romance. Yet The people depicted in this movie have about as much personality as a pair of bus tickets to nowhere. In all honesty, its screenplay writer could not have written a more boring movie if he tried.

I give it 3/10 because it is well filmed, directed and scored. Apart from the aforesaid, the movie left my wondering aloud: 'what on earth was the point of that movie!?'


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