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Sweden: 4 / Norway: 3 / Iceland: 3 / Demark: 2 / Finland: 1
1. The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (2016) Sweden
2. Lego House: Home of the Brick (2018) Denmark
3. In Order of Disappearance (2014) Norway
4. Of Horses and Men (2013) Iceland
5. Screwed in Tallinn (1999) Sweden
6. The Juniper Tree (1990) Iceland
7. The Lion Woman (2016) Norway
8. A Fortunate Man (2018) Denmark
9. Remote Control (1992) Iceland
10. Gladiatorerna (1969) Sweden
11. Devil's Bride (2014) Finland
12. War Dog (1987) Sweden

13. Thelma (2017) Norway

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The symbolism is on-the-nose here with her seizures coming as the devout religious protagonist begins to experiment with drugs and alcohol and as she begins a lesbian love affair, yet this is still highly engaging stuff with much moody music and a pitch perfect performance by Eili Harboe as the fragile protagonist. There is also the suggestion of something supernatural afoot that that turns this into much more than just another jab at strict religion.
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Traveller wrote: April 11th, 2020, 3:32 pm Unfortunately, albajos has not been updating the first post. Since I enjoy some stats and an estimate of the current standings, I took the liberty of putting everything into the table below. Perhaps someone finds interest in this as well. I apologize if this somehow angers or annoys someone. Two entries consisted of shorts from multiple countries: I awarded the point to the country that contributed the majority of runtime.
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Sweden: 4 / Norway: 4 / Iceland: 3 / Demark: 2 / Finland: 1
1. The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (2016) Sweden
2. Lego House: Home of the Brick (2018) Denmark
3. In Order of Disappearance (2014) Norway
4. Of Horses and Men (2013) Iceland
5. Screwed in Tallinn (1999) Sweden
6. The Juniper Tree (1990) Iceland
7. The Lion Woman (2016) Norway
8. A Fortunate Man (2018) Denmark
9. Remote Control (1992) Iceland
10. Gladiatorerna (1969) Sweden
11. Devil's Bride (2014) Finland
12. War Dog (1987) Sweden
13. Thelma (2017) Norway

14. Thale (2012) Norway

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Silje Reinåmo is excellent here as a mysterious, wide-eyed woman whose movements and reactions seem more animalistic than human. The film also does well conveying her back story only in mere bits and pieces as audio recordings are found and played. Where the film ultimately ends up heading is less interesting than the build-up with a lot of familiarity to how things end up going down. For the most part though, this is a nice unusual horror film.
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22. Barnens ö (1980) - Sweden
23. Den brysomme mannen (2006) - Norway
24. Sauna (2008) - Finland

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01. Mustaa valkoisella (1968) - Finland
02. Gló(ð) (2012) + Summarnátt (2012) + Frávik (2017) + Sorry 4 Yourself (2017) + Wünder Pitsa (2017) + Collision Course (2018) + Lily (2018) + The Babysitter (2018) - Faroe Islands
03. Berg-Ejvind och hans hustru (1918) - Sweden
04. Paha maa (2005) - Finland
05. Home (2018) - Greenland + Rocky VI (1986) + Leningrad Cowboys: Those Were the Days (1992) + Ukkonen (2001) + Rare Exports Inc. (2003) + The Official Rare Exports Inc. Safety Instructions 2005 (2005) - Finland
06. Total Balalaika Show (1994) - Finland
07. Liberation Day (2016) - Norway
08. Motforestilling (1972) - Norway
09. Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult (1967) - Sweden
10. Jag är nyfiken - en film i blått (1968) - Sweden
11. Europa 1900 (1968) + Dagen bräcks (1985) + Aldrig som första gången! (2006) + Lögner (2008) + Tussilago (2010) - Sweden
12. Torsk på Tallinn - En liten film om ensamhet (1999) - Sweden
13. Italiensk for begyndere (2000) - Denmark
14. Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997) - Denmark
15. Í skugga hrafnsins (1988) - Iceland
16. Draugasaga (1985) - Iceland
17. Den enfaldige mördaren (1982) - Sweden
18. Ondskan (2003) - Sweden
19. Ångrarna (2010) - Sweden
20. Vingarne (1916) - Sweden
21. De grønne slagtere (2003) - Denmark
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16. [Sweden] Den goda viljan (1992)
17. [Sweden] Så vit som en snö (2001)
18. [Sweden] Trolösa (2000)
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39. Kongens nei (2016, Norway) - 5/10
40. Amundsen (2019, Norway) - 5/10
41. Kraftidioten (2014, Norway) - 6/10
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19. [Sweden] Ingenjör Andrées luftfärd (1982)
20. [Sweden] Trollflöjten (1975)
21. [Sweden] En handfull kärlek (1974)
22. [Sweden] Lust och fägring stor (1995)
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jdidaco wrote: April 11th, 2020, 2:27 am (Screenshots from 'Punainen viiva' & 'Hugo och Josefin'),

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13. Andrine og Kjell (Andrine and Kjell, Kåre Bergstrøm, 1952) 8/10 (Norway)
14. Punainen viiva (The Red Line, Matti Kassila, 1959) 9/10 (Finland)
15. Hugo och Josefin (Hugo and Josephine, Kjell Grede, 1967) 8/10 (Sweden)
16. Kreivi (The Count, Peter von Bagh, 1971) 8.5/10 (Fnland)
17. Lille spejl (Mirror, Mirror, Edward Fleming, 1978) 6/10 (Denmark)
18. Besat (Possessed, Anders Rønnow Klarlund, 1999) 6/10 (Denmark)

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1. Olet mennyt minun vereeni (You've Gone Into My Blood, Teuvo Tulio, 1956) 9/10 (Finland)
2. Qivitoq (Erik Balling, 1956) 8/10 (Denmark)
3. Raggare! (Blackjackets, Olle Hellbom, 1959) 8/10 (Sweden)
4. Bröllopsbesvär (Swedish Wedding Night, Åke Falck, 1964) 7/10 (Sweden)
5. Gift (Venom, Knud Leif Thomsen, 1966) 9/10 (Denmark)
6. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Casper Wrede, 1970) 8.5/10 (Norway)
7. Bara en mor (Only a Mother, Alf Sjöberg, 1949) 9/10 (Sweden)
8. To minutter for sent (Two Minutes Late, Torben Anton Svendsen, 1952) 8/10 (Denmark)
9. Människor möts och ljuv musik uppstår i hjärtat (People Meet and Sweet Music Fills the Heart, Henning Carlsen, 1967) 9/10 (Denmark/Sweden)
10. Rötmånad (Dog Days, Jan Halldoff, 1970) 7.5/10 (Sweden)
11. Jäniksen vuosi (The Year of the Hare, Risto Jarva, 1977) 8/10 (Finland)
12. Milka: Elokuva tabuista (Milka: A Film About Taboos, Rauni Mollberg, 1980) 9/10 (Finland)
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Traveller wrote: April 11th, 2020, 3:32 pm Unfortunately, albajos has not been updating the first post. Since I enjoy some stats and an estimate of the current standings, I took the liberty of putting everything into the table below. Perhaps someone finds interest in this as well. I apologize if this somehow angers or annoys someone. Two entries consisted of shorts from multiple countries: I awarded the point to the country that contributed the majority of runtime.

Thanks for sharing/doing these stats Traveller.
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18. Flåklypa Grand Prix (1975, Norway)
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1. Katsastus (1988, Finland)
2. Jäniksen vuosi (1977, Finland)
3. Sensuela (1972, Finland)
4. Loma (1976, Finland)
5. Juurakon Hulda (1937, Finland)
6. Born American (1986, Finland)
7. Käpy selän alla (1966, Finland)
8. Maa on syntinen laulu (1973, Finland)
9. Pojat (1962, Finland)
10. Elokuu (1956, Finland)
11. Täältä tullaan, elämä! (1980, Finland)
12. Lumikuningatar (1986, Finland)
13. Zombie ja kummitusjuna (1991, Finland)
14. Ruusujen aika (1969, Finland)
15. Neitoperho (1997, Finland)
16. Koirankynnen leikkaaja (2004, Finland)
17. Yhden miehen sota (1973, Finland)
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23. [Finland] Jäniksen vuosi (1977)
24. [Sweden] Ondskan (2003)
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50. Äkkilähtö (2016, Finland)
51. Onnenonkija (2016, Finland)
52. Teit meistä kauniin (2016, Finland)
53. Pahan kukat (2016, Finland)
54. Tyttö nimeltä Varpu (2016, Finland)
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1. Marja (1994, Finland)
2. Painija (1985, Finland)
3. Pieniä valheita (1994, Finland)
4. Punaiset purjeet (1989, Finland)
5. Suuri illusioni (1985, Finland)
6. Takatöölö story (1993, Finland)
7. Viimeinen keikka (1984, Finland)
8. Rakastunut rampa (1975, Finland)
9. Matkapuhelimen tarina (2017, Finland)
10. Hella W (2011, Finland)
11. Saattokeikka (2017, Finland)
12. Tokasikajuttu (2017, Finland)
13-17. Sorjonen S2 (Bordertown, 2018, Finland) 600 mins
18. Jussi Pussi (1970, Finland)
19. Noin 7 veljestä (1968, Finland)
20. Hirttämättömät (1971, Finland)
21. Hei kliffaa hei! (1985, Finland)
22. Mitäs me sankarit (1980, Finland)
23. Agentti 000 ja kuoleman kurvit (1983, Finland)
24. Älä itke Iines (1987, Finland)
25. Haluan rakastaa, Peter (1972, Finland)
26. Pariisilaissolmio (1965, Finland)
27. Pyhä perhe (1976, Finland)
28. Ruusujen aika (1969, Finland)
29. Esa ja Vesa - auringonlaskun ratsastajat (1994,Finland)
30. Yöjuna (1996, Finland)
31. Akvaariorakkaus (1993, Finland)
32. Mestari (1992, Finland)
33. Nuoruuteni savotat (1988, Finland)
34. Säädyllinen murhenäytelmä (1998, Finland)
35. Kotirauha (2011, Finland)
36. Miami (2017, Finland)
37. Wendy and the Refugee Neverland (2017, Finland)
38. Hobbyhorse Revolution (2017, Finland)
39. Tom of Finland (2017, Finland)
40. Rendel (2017, Finland)
41. Sipoon Herttua: Duke of Sipoo S1 (2018, Finland) 206 mins.
42. Maanantai S1 (2019, Finland) 145 mins.
43. Jättekiva S1 (2018, Finland) 211 mins.
44-45. Kaikki synnit S1 (2019, Finland) 263 mins.
46. Blackout (2008), Finland
47. Drakarna över Helsingfors (2001, Finland)
48. Sooloilua (2007, Finland)
49. Cleaning Up! (2001, Finland)
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Norway: 5 / Sweden: 4 / Iceland: 3 / Demark: 2 / Finland: 1
1. The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (2016) Sweden
2. Lego House: Home of the Brick (2018) Denmark
3. In Order of Disappearance (2014) Norway
4. Of Horses and Men (2013) Iceland
5. Screwed in Tallinn (1999) Sweden
6. The Juniper Tree (1990) Iceland
7. The Lion Woman (2016) Norway
8. A Fortunate Man (2018) Denmark
9. Remote Control (1992) Iceland
10. Gladiatorerna (1969) Sweden
11. Devil's Bride (2014) Finland
12. War Dog (1987) Sweden
13. Thelma (2017) Norway
14. Thale (2012) Norway

15. Eggs (1995) Norway

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This bizarre slice-of-life comedy plays out like a series of episodes rather than a cohesive narrative with occasional amusement in one brother interrupting the other on the toilet, or the pair arguing over crosswords. The sudden arrival of an estranged son (with a strange egg fetish) almost adds some direction to the material, but he is never developed beyond his quirks, such as making noises like a hen. The pleasant enough but a bit aimless.
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Hey, Trav - if you are reading this, are you able to re-post and update that leaderboard every 2 or 3 days while albajos is absent? Great work. :poshclap:
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FTV:8:Sin Alley (1957) (Denmark.) 8.

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Keeping Sven Gyldmark’s slithering score limited to short bursts, co-directors Palle Kjærulff-Schmidt & Robert Saaskin are joined by cinematographer Rudolf Frederiksen in walking ahead of the French New Wave by a few years in their expert use of a realist soundtrack, filling the moments of silence from Anton walking down side-streets weighing up his options with lone cars passing by and mutterings of folks chatting outside pubs.

Visualising the precise audio design, the directors bring the refined stylisation of Film Noir and Melodrama out in the restrained tracking camera moves following Anton and the lads on the other side of the draped in long shadows tracks,and clipped panning shots in the bar where guys go for their pick-up. Walking in the clouds with Anton to a thinly-veiled Noir guise ending, the screenplay by Kjærulff-Schmidt brilliantly twists the high drama of teen rebellion movies and the loner state of Film Noir, into a fairly frank take on homosexuality. Dropping the young, innocent Anton (played by a great, fresh face Ib Mossin) into mixing with the “wrong crowd” turning tricks, and learning how to hustle older clients. Whilst he has a girlfriend, the fatalistic dialogue Anton has plays on the double meaning of a Film Noir loner looking into the abyss, and of someone,who in the post-WWII era, is found by the cops to be a impressionable youth, who has fallen for the wrong crowd, when taking a walk on the wild side.
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Norway: 6 / Sweden: 4 / Iceland: 3 / Demark: 2 / Finland: 1
1. The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (2016) Sweden
2. Lego House: Home of the Brick (2018) Denmark
3. In Order of Disappearance (2014) Norway
4. Of Horses and Men (2013) Iceland
5. Screwed in Tallinn (1999) Sweden
6. The Juniper Tree (1990) Iceland
7. The Lion Woman (2016) Norway
8. A Fortunate Man (2018) Denmark
9. Remote Control (1992) Iceland
10. Gladiatorerna (1969) Sweden
11. Devil's Bride (2014) Finland
12. War Dog (1987) Sweden
13. Thelma (2017) Norway
14. Thale (2012) Norway
15. Eggs (1995) Norway

16. Battle (2018) Norway

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As a narrative, this does not offer much new or exciting: lying to friends, cheating on boyfriends, bitchy colleagues - it has all been done before. The film has quite a bit of heart to it too though with Lisa Teige sympathetic the whole way through even as her lies grow more complex, hurtful and out of control. The dance battles are intriguing too, though the film does not always feel like it does the dances justice by seldom focusing on the footwork.
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sol wrote: April 13th, 2020, 2:32 am Hey, Trav - if you are reading this, are you able to re-post and update that leaderboard every 2 or 3 days while albajos is absent? Great work. :poshclap:
I can do that, yes. Originally I planned to post the leaderboard in ten days or so again if albajos has not turned up again by then, but I guess there is no harm in doing so more regularly. :)
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04. Bleeder, by Nicolas Winding Refn (1999) 7/10

It's fun to see Mads Mikkelsen here as a cinephile alter ego of Refn. Nice film overall...
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01. Play, by Ruben Ostlund (2011) 8,5/10 - Sweden
02. Epidemic, by Lars von Trier (1987) 7,5/10 - Denmark
03. Du skal ære din hustru, by Carl Theodor Dreyer (1925) 7,5/10 - Denmark
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19. Du skal aere din hustru (1925, Denmark)
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1. Katsastus (1988, Finland)
2. Jäniksen vuosi (1977, Finland)
3. Sensuela (1972, Finland)
4. Loma (1976, Finland)
5. Juurakon Hulda (1937, Finland)
6. Born American (1986, Finland)
7. Käpy selän alla (1966, Finland)
8. Maa on syntinen laulu (1973, Finland)
9. Pojat (1962, Finland)
10. Elokuu (1956, Finland)
11. Täältä tullaan, elämä! (1980, Finland)
12. Lumikuningatar (1986, Finland)
13. Zombie ja kummitusjuna (1991, Finland)
14. Ruusujen aika (1969, Finland)
15. Neitoperho (1997, Finland)
16. Koirankynnen leikkaaja (2004, Finland)
17. Yhden miehen sota (1973, Finland)
18. Flåklypa Grand Prix (1975, Norway)
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8. Afgrunden (1910) * 37 min. (Denmark)
Manddom/ Manhood (2012) * 16 min. (Denmark)
Tsunami (2015) * 7 min. (Denmark)

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1. Kjærlighetens kjøtereZero Kelvin (1995) * 114 min. (Norway, Sweden)
2. Du skal ære din hustruMaster of the House (1925)  * 111 min. (Denmark)
3. MødrehjælpenGood Mothers (1942) * 12 min. (Denmark)
Benigni (2009) * 8 min. (Finland)
KielitiettyniThe Tongueling (2010) * 4 min. (Finland)
Sukkavartaankatu 8Sock Skewer Street 8 (2014) 7 min. (Finland)
Sore Eyes for Infinity (2016) * 12 min. (Finland)
The Backwater Gospel (2011) * 10 min. (Denmark)
The Silent (2015) * 7 min. (Finland)
4-6. The Valhalla Murders: Never Before Seen (2019) * 46 min.
The Valhalla Murders: The Return (2020) * 48 min.
The Valhalla Murders: Valhalla (2020) * 48 min.
The Valhalla Murders: Scars (2020 ) * 47 min.
The Valhalla Murders: In Plain Sight (2020) * 45 min.
The Valhalla Murders: Hidden Place (2020) * 48 min.
The Valhalla Murders: Crossroads (2020) * 46 min.
The Valhalla Murders: Monster in the Dark (2020) * 46 min. (Iceland)
7. Intermezzo (1936) * 92 min. (Sweden)

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6. Besat (Denmark, 1999)
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1. Skepp till India land a.k.a. A Ship To India (Sweden, 1947)
2. Sommarlek a.k.a. Summer Interlude (Sweden, 1951)
3. Bølgen a.k.a. The Wave (Norway/Sweden, 2015)
4. Sorgenfri a.k.a. What We Become (Denmark, 2015)
5. Thale (Norway, 2012)
6. Besat (Denmark, 1999)
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25. [Sweden] Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (2008)
26. [Sweden] Mannen på taket (1976)
27. [Sweden] Jag är nyfiken - en film i blått (1968)
28. [Sweden] Käre John (1964)
29. [Finland] Melancholian 3 huonetta (2004)
30. [Finland] Valkoiset ruusut (1943)
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42. Gösta Berlings saga (1924, Sweden) - 7/10
43. Trollflöjten (1975, Sweden) - 8/10
44. Sången om den eldröda blomman (1919, Sweden) - 6/10
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Traveller wrote: April 13th, 2020, 6:10 am
sol wrote: April 13th, 2020, 2:32 am Hey, Trav - if you are reading this, are you able to re-post and update that leaderboard every 2 or 3 days while albajos is absent? Great work. :poshclap:
I can do that, yes. Originally I planned to post the leaderboard in ten days or so again if albajos has not turned up again by then, but I guess there is no harm in doing so more regularly. :)
A good idea would be to ask me first, so that we don't do double the work.
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55. Look of a Killer (2016, Finland)
56. Luokkakokous 2: Polttarit (2016, Finland)
57. Yösyöttö (2017, Finland)
58. Bodom (2016, Finland)
59. Ja saapuu oikea yö (2012, Finland)

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1. Marja (1994, Finland)
2. Painija (1985, Finland)
3. Pieniä valheita (1994, Finland)
4. Punaiset purjeet (1989, Finland)
5. Suuri illusioni (1985, Finland)
6. Takatöölö story (1993, Finland)
7. Viimeinen keikka (1984, Finland)
8. Rakastunut rampa (1975, Finland)
9. Matkapuhelimen tarina (2017, Finland)
10. Hella W (2011, Finland)
11. Saattokeikka (2017, Finland)
12. Tokasikajuttu (2017, Finland)
13-17. Sorjonen S2 (Bordertown, 2018, Finland) 600 mins
18. Jussi Pussi (1970, Finland)
19. Noin 7 veljestä (1968, Finland)
20. Hirttämättömät (1971, Finland)
21. Hei kliffaa hei! (1985, Finland)
22. Mitäs me sankarit (1980, Finland)
23. Agentti 000 ja kuoleman kurvit (1983, Finland)
24. Älä itke Iines (1987, Finland)
25. Haluan rakastaa, Peter (1972, Finland)
26. Pariisilaissolmio (1965, Finland)
27. Pyhä perhe (1976, Finland)
28. Ruusujen aika (1969, Finland)
29. Esa ja Vesa - auringonlaskun ratsastajat (1994,Finland)
30. Yöjuna (1996, Finland)
31. Akvaariorakkaus (1993, Finland)
32. Mestari (1992, Finland)
33. Nuoruuteni savotat (1988, Finland)
34. Säädyllinen murhenäytelmä (1998, Finland)
35. Kotirauha (2011, Finland)
36. Miami (2017, Finland)
37. Wendy and the Refugee Neverland (2017, Finland)
38. Hobbyhorse Revolution (2017, Finland)
39. Tom of Finland (2017, Finland)
40. Rendel (2017, Finland)
41. Sipoon Herttua: Duke of Sipoo S1 (2018, Finland) 206 mins.
42. Maanantai S1 (2019, Finland) 145 mins.
43. Jättekiva S1 (2018, Finland) 211 mins.
44-45. Kaikki synnit S1 (2019, Finland) 263 mins.
46. Blackout (2008), Finland
47. Drakarna över Helsingfors (2001, Finland)
48. Sooloilua (2007, Finland)
49. Cleaning Up! (2001, Finland)
50. Äkkilähtö (2016, Finland)
51. Onnenonkija (2016, Finland)
52. Teit meistä kauniin (2016, Finland)
53. Pahan kukat (2016, Finland)
54. Tyttö nimeltä Varpu (2016, Finland)
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25. Il capitano (1991) - Sweden
26. Lust och fägring stor (1995) - Sweden
27. Ved Fængslets Port (1911) - Denmark

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01. Mustaa valkoisella (1968) - Finland
02. Gló(ð) (2012) + Summarnátt (2012) + Frávik (2017) + Sorry 4 Yourself (2017) + Wünder Pitsa (2017) + Collision Course (2018) + Lily (2018) + The Babysitter (2018) - Faroe Islands
03. Berg-Ejvind och hans hustru (1918) - Sweden
04. Paha maa (2005) - Finland
05. Home (2018) - Greenland + Rocky VI (1986) + Leningrad Cowboys: Those Were the Days (1992) + Ukkonen (2001) + Rare Exports Inc. (2003) + The Official Rare Exports Inc. Safety Instructions 2005 (2005) - Finland
06. Total Balalaika Show (1994) - Finland
07. Liberation Day (2016) - Norway
08. Motforestilling (1972) - Norway
09. Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult (1967) - Sweden
10. Jag är nyfiken - en film i blått (1968) - Sweden
11. Europa 1900 (1968) + Dagen bräcks (1985) + Aldrig som första gången! (2006) + Lögner (2008) + Tussilago (2010) - Sweden
12. Torsk på Tallinn - En liten film om ensamhet (1999) - Sweden
13. Italiensk for begyndere (2000) - Denmark
14. Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997) - Denmark
15. Í skugga hrafnsins (1988) - Iceland
16. Draugasaga (1985) - Iceland
17. Den enfaldige mördaren (1982) - Sweden
18. Ondskan (2003) - Sweden
19. Ångrarna (2010) - Sweden
20. Vingarne (1916) - Sweden
21. De grønne slagtere (2003) - Denmark
22. Barnens ö (1980) - Sweden
23. Den brysomme mannen (2006) - Norway
24. Sauna (2008) - Finland
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albajos wrote: April 13th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Traveller wrote: April 13th, 2020, 6:10 am
sol wrote: April 13th, 2020, 2:32 am Hey, Trav - if you are reading this, are you able to re-post and update that leaderboard every 2 or 3 days while albajos is absent? Great work. :poshclap:
I can do that, yes. Originally I planned to post the leaderboard in ten days or so again if albajos has not turned up again by then, but I guess there is no harm in doing so more regularly. :)
A good idea would be to ask me first, so that we don't do double the work.
Anticipated a response like that, hence the apology already included. Sounds like you'll update the first post now regularly, cool. :)
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4. The Seventh Seal / Det sjunde inseglet (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) [Sweden] [Rewatch] 9


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1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo / Män som hatar kvinnor (Niels Arden Oplev, 2009) [Sweden] 7+
2. The Magician / Ansiktet (Ingmar Bergman, 1958) [Sweden] 7+
3. The Girl Who Played with Fire / Flickan som lekte med elden (Daniel Alfredson, 2009) [Sweden] 6+
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2. [Sweden] Summer with Monika (1953, Bergman) 8
3. [Sweden] The Magician (1958, Bergman) 7
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FTV:9:Tilbury (1987) (Iceland.) 8.

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Clearly not holding anything back for this TV Movie with a tasty eyeful of boobage within the opening minutes, co-writer/(with Þorarinn Eldjarn) director Vioar Vikingsson & cinematographer Orn Sveinsson milk gloopy splatter horror of a spewing,wonderfully large clawed monster into a bucket of Folk Horror. The second of two Horror films Vikingsson would make for TV channel RUV, (the other is Draugasaga (1985)) Vikingsson melts a eerie Horror atmosphere on on WWII barricades, darting the camera on the dance floor where Audun finds women in a seizure state, and swinging the camera high to take Audun back to his dream childhood memories.

Not credited with the role on IMDb,Kristjan Franklin Magnus (future star of the superb Nordic Noir TV series Trapped) gives a terrific turn as Audun, thanks to Magnus digging under Audun hard skin from the army, to unveil curiosity of the odd shape he sees moving at night. Churning the Icelandic folklore Tilberi onto TV, the screenplay by Vikingsson and Eldjarn cross-stitch the rustic Folk Horror details of the creature, with a enticing mystery of Audun slipping pass all those who want to keep the town secret safe, in order to drain the Tillbury.
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Norway: 6 / Sweden: 5 / Iceland: 3 / Demark: 2 / Finland: 1
1. The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (2016) Sweden
2. Lego House: Home of the Brick (2018) Denmark
3. In Order of Disappearance (2014) Norway
4. Of Horses and Men (2013) Iceland
5. Screwed in Tallinn (1999) Sweden
6. The Juniper Tree (1990) Iceland
7. The Lion Woman (2016) Norway
8. A Fortunate Man (2018) Denmark
9. Remote Control (1992) Iceland
10. Gladiatorerna (1969) Sweden
11. Devil's Bride (2014) Finland
12. War Dog (1987) Sweden
13. Thelma (2017) Norway
14. Thale (2012) Norway
15. Eggs (1995) Norway
16. Battle (2018) Norway

17. Avalon (2011) Sweden

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This deliberately paced drama benefits from a terrific lead performance by Johannes Brost, but it never really feels like it goes anywhere. It is certainly not a tale of someone trying to rationalise his crime and personal ethics a la Crimes and Misdemeanors, nor is it a tale of a man's guilt gradually getting the better of him a la The Informer. There are many memorable moments though - e.g. Brost bathing in blue discotheque lights to the title song.
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9. En kongelig affære/ A Royal Affair (2012) * 138 min. (Denmark)

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1. Kjærlighetens kjøtereZero Kelvin (1995) * 114 min. (Norway, Sweden)
2. Du skal ære din hustruMaster of the House (1925)  * 111 min. (Denmark)
3. MødrehjælpenGood Mothers (1942) * 12 min. (Denmark)
Benigni (2009) * 8 min. (Finland)
KielitiettyniThe Tongueling (2010) * 4 min. (Finland)
Sukkavartaankatu 8Sock Skewer Street 8 (2014) 7 min. (Finland)
Sore Eyes for Infinity (2016) * 12 min. (Finland)
The Backwater Gospel (2011) * 10 min. (Denmark)
The Silent (2015) * 7 min. (Finland)
4-6. The Valhalla Murders: Never Before Seen (2019) * 46 min.
The Valhalla Murders: The Return (2020) * 48 min.
The Valhalla Murders: Valhalla (2020) * 48 min.
The Valhalla Murders: Scars (2020 ) * 47 min.
The Valhalla Murders: In Plain Sight (2020) * 45 min.
The Valhalla Murders: Hidden Place (2020) * 48 min.
The Valhalla Murders: Crossroads (2020) * 46 min.
The Valhalla Murders: Monster in the Dark (2020) * 46 min. (Iceland)
7. Intermezzo (1936) * 92 min. (Sweden)
8. Afgrunden (1910) *  37 min. (Denmark)
Manddom/ Manhood (2012) * 16 min. (Denmark)
Tsunami (2015) * 7 min. (Denmark)

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20. Gycklarnas afton (1953, Sweden)
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1. Katsastus (1988, Finland)
2. Jäniksen vuosi (1977, Finland)
3. Sensuela (1972, Finland)
4. Loma (1976, Finland)
5. Juurakon Hulda (1937, Finland)
6. Born American (1986, Finland)
7. Käpy selän alla (1966, Finland)
8. Maa on syntinen laulu (1973, Finland)
9. Pojat (1962, Finland)
10. Elokuu (1956, Finland)
11. Täältä tullaan, elämä! (1980, Finland)
12. Lumikuningatar (1986, Finland)
13. Zombie ja kummitusjuna (1991, Finland)
14. Ruusujen aika (1969, Finland)
15. Neitoperho (1997, Finland)
16. Koirankynnen leikkaaja (2004, Finland)
17. Yhden miehen sota (1973, Finland)
18. Flåklypa Grand Prix (1975, Norway)
19. Du skal aere din hustru (1925, Denmark)
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45. Erotikon (1920, Sweden) - 7/10
46. Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult (1967, Sweden) - 7/10
47. Picassos äventyr (1978, Sweden) - 8/10
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60. Veijarit (2010, Finland)
61. Syvälle salattu (2011, Finland)
62. Emmauksen tiellä (2001, Finland)

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1. Marja (1994, Finland)
2. Painija (1985, Finland)
3. Pieniä valheita (1994, Finland)
4. Punaiset purjeet (1989, Finland)
5. Suuri illusioni (1985, Finland)
6. Takatöölö story (1993, Finland)
7. Viimeinen keikka (1984, Finland)
8. Rakastunut rampa (1975, Finland)
9. Matkapuhelimen tarina (2017, Finland)
10. Hella W (2011, Finland)
11. Saattokeikka (2017, Finland)
12. Tokasikajuttu (2017, Finland)
13-17. Sorjonen S2 (Bordertown, 2018, Finland) 600 mins
18. Jussi Pussi (1970, Finland)
19. Noin 7 veljestä (1968, Finland)
20. Hirttämättömät (1971, Finland)
21. Hei kliffaa hei! (1985, Finland)
22. Mitäs me sankarit (1980, Finland)
23. Agentti 000 ja kuoleman kurvit (1983, Finland)
24. Älä itke Iines (1987, Finland)
25. Haluan rakastaa, Peter (1972, Finland)
26. Pariisilaissolmio (1965, Finland)
27. Pyhä perhe (1976, Finland)
28. Ruusujen aika (1969, Finland)
29. Esa ja Vesa - auringonlaskun ratsastajat (1994,Finland)
30. Yöjuna (1996, Finland)
31. Akvaariorakkaus (1993, Finland)
32. Mestari (1992, Finland)
33. Nuoruuteni savotat (1988, Finland)
34. Säädyllinen murhenäytelmä (1998, Finland)
35. Kotirauha (2011, Finland)
36. Miami (2017, Finland)
37. Wendy and the Refugee Neverland (2017, Finland)
38. Hobbyhorse Revolution (2017, Finland)
39. Tom of Finland (2017, Finland)
40. Rendel (2017, Finland)
41. Sipoon Herttua: Duke of Sipoo S1 (2018, Finland) 206 mins.
42. Maanantai S1 (2019, Finland) 145 mins.
43. Jättekiva S1 (2018, Finland) 211 mins.
44-45. Kaikki synnit S1 (2019, Finland) 263 mins.
46. Blackout (2008), Finland
47. Drakarna över Helsingfors (2001, Finland)
48. Sooloilua (2007, Finland)
49. Cleaning Up! (2001, Finland)
50. Äkkilähtö (2016, Finland)
51. Onnenonkija (2016, Finland)
52. Teit meistä kauniin (2016, Finland)
53. Pahan kukat (2016, Finland)
54. Tyttö nimeltä Varpu (2016, Finland)
55. Look of a Killer (2016, Finland)
56. Luokkakokous 2: Polttarit (2016, Finland)
57. Yösyöttö (2017, Finland)
58. Bodom (2016, Finland)
59. Ja saapuu oikea yö (2012, Finland)
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4. [Sweden] Dreams (1955, Bergman) 7
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9. Music in Darkness (Ingmar Bergman / 1948 / Sweden) - 4/10
10. An-Magritt (Arne Skouen / 1969 / Norway) - 5/10
11. Hunger (Henning Carlsen / 1966 / Denmark, Norway, Sweden) - 7/10
12. Three Strange Loves (Ingmar Bergman / 1949 / Sweden) - 7/10
13. TWIN: Sunday (Kristoffer Metcalfe / 2019 / Norway) - 7/10 + TWIN: Monday (Kristoffer Metcalfe / 2019 / Norway) - 7/10 + TWIN: Tuesday (Erika Calmeyer / 2019 / Norway) - 6/10
14. Montenegro (Dušan Makavejev / 1981 / Sweden) - 5/10
15. The Ice Palace (Per Blom / 1987 / Norway) - 4/10
16. Befrielsesbilleder (Lars von Trier / 1982 / Denmark) - 6/10
17. The Night Visitor (László Benedek / 1971 / Sweden) - 7/10
18. Sami Blood (Amanda Kernell / 2016 / Sweden, Denmark, Norway) - 6/10
19. Near Heaven, Near Earth (Jorgen Leth / 1968 / Denmark) - 3/10 + Hjärtat brinner (Ralph Lundsten / 1967 / Sweden) + Buldermanden (Jesper W. Nielsen / 1996 / Denmark) - 6/10
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1. Miss Julie (Alf Sjöberg / 1951 / Sweden) - 6/10
2. It Rains on Our Love (Ingmar Bergman / 1946 / Sweden) - 5/10
3. A Ship to India (Ingmar Bergman / 1947 / Sweden) - 6/10
4. One Summer of Happiness (Arne Mattsson / 1951 / Sweden) - 6/10
5. Fire in the Night (Arne Skouen / 1955 / Norway) - 4/10
6. Kon-Tiki (Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg / 2012 / UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden) - 4/10
7. My Sister, My Love (Vilgot Sjoman / 1966 / Sweden) - 6/10
8. Night Games (Mai Zetterling / 1966 / Sweden) - 4/10
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    19. Ugler i mosen (Owls in the Marsh, Ivo Caprino, 1959) 7.5/10 (Norway)
    20. Pojat (The Boys, Mikko Niskanen, 1962) 8/10 (Finland)
    21. Lars Ole, 5c (Nils Malmros, 1973) 8/10 (Denmark)
    22. Vild på sex (Bibi: Confessions of Sweet Sixteen, Joseph W. Sarno, 1974) 6.5/10 (Sweden)
    23. Victoria (Bo Widerberg, 1979) 7/10 (Sweden)
    24. Resan till Melonia (The Journey to Melonia, Per Åhlin, 1989) 7.5/10 (Sweden/Norway)

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    1. Olet mennyt minun vereeni (You've Gone Into My Blood, Teuvo Tulio, 1956) 9/10 (Finland)
    2. Qivitoq (Erik Balling, 1956) 8/10 (Denmark)
    3. Raggare! (Blackjackets, Olle Hellbom, 1959) 8/10 (Sweden)
    4. Bröllopsbesvär (Swedish Wedding Night, Åke Falck, 1964) 7/10 (Sweden)
    5. Gift (Venom, Knud Leif Thomsen, 1966) 9/10 (Denmark)
    6. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Casper Wrede, 1970) 8.5/10 (Norway)
    7. Bara en mor (Only a Mother, Alf Sjöberg, 1949) 9/10 (Sweden)
    8. To minutter for sent (Two Minutes Late, Torben Anton Svendsen, 1952) 8/10 (Denmark)
    9. Människor möts och ljuv musik uppstår i hjärtat (People Meet and Sweet Music Fills the Heart, Henning Carlsen, 1967) 9/10 (Denmark/Sweden)
    10. Rötmånad (Dog Days, Jan Halldoff, 1970) 7.5/10 (Sweden)
    11. Jäniksen vuosi (The Year of the Hare, Risto Jarva, 1977) 8/10 (Finland)
    12. Milka: Elokuva tabuista (Milka: A Film About Taboos, Rauni Mollberg, 1980) 9/10 (Finland)
    13. Andrine og Kjell (Andrine and Kjell, Kåre Bergstrøm, 1952) 8/10 (Norway)
    14. Punainen viiva (The Red Line, Matti Kassila, 1959) 9/10 (Finland)
    15. Hugo och Josefin (Hugo and Josephine, Kjell Grede, 1967) 8/10 (Sweden)
    16. Kreivi (The Count, Peter von Bagh, 1971) 8.5/10 (Fnland)
    17. Lille spejl (Mirror, Mirror, Edward Fleming, 1978) 6/10 (Denmark)
    18. Besat (Possessed, Anders Rønnow Klarlund, 1999) 6/10 (Denmark)
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    31. [Sweden] En kvinnas ansikte (1938)
    32. [Finland] Juha (1937)
    33. [Denmark] Harry og kammertjeneren (1961)
    34. [Sweden] En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron (2014)
    35. [Sweden] Ett anständigt liv (1979)
    36. [Norway] Insomnia (1997)
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    morrison-dylan-fan wrote:... is Hugo och Josefin as good as the IMDb reviews make it sound?
    Hi morrison! Glad to see you back to the challenges this month, very much enjoying your progress in the Nordic one. Yes, Grede's legendary 'Hugo och Josefin' is indeed a lovely film, with the world of painful discoveries, solitudes and sorrows seen through the imaginative eyes of two very special children; a film of little mementos and exhilarating insights, gorgeously photographed.

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