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1. Lamb (2021, Iceland) - 7/10
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An interesting fantasy story, yeah it could have had a lot more to it and the Horror was barely there but still a good watch.


2. Jungfrukällan (1960, Sweden) - 7/10
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It took me a few movies but I'm finally becoming a Bergman fan. I have had a good run of his movies the last few I've watched and I'm really starting to get his appeal.


3. The Neon Demon (2016, Denmark) - 6/10
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I have been eyeing off this one for a while but I was a little afraid it might be a little to artsy for me (a habit a lot of Elle Fanning movies have despite the fact I enjoy her work and keep trying). Yes the movie was artsy but it wasn't too bad. Elle was absolutely gorgeous in it, which I guess you would expect since she was playing a model, der. I didn't really feel the horror though in the movie, yeah it got a bit horror-like near the end but I don't think I would classify it as a horror per say. Still the movie was an OK experience and didn't go as bad as I felt.


Also if anyone is looking for Nordic recommendations here are my ranked lists from each country:
Denmark
Finland
Iceland
Norway
Sweden
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Spoiler
1. The Worst Person in the World (2021) Norway
2. The White Reindeer (1952) Finland
3. The Innocents (2021) Norway
4. Involuntary (2008) Sweden
5. The Deep (2012) Iceland
6. Kill Buljo (2007) Norway
7. Knocking (2021) Sweden
8. Kon-Tiki (1950) Norway
9. Holiday (2018) Denmark
10. I blodet (2016) Denmark
11. The Trip (2021) Norway
12. Tuftland (2017) Finland
13. Corridor (2010) Sweden
14. Gilbert's Revenge (2016) Norway
15. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) Sweden
16. Atlantic Rhapsody (1990) Faroe Islands
17. Jar City (2006) Iceland
18. Jackpot (2011) Norway
19. Juha (1999) Finland
20. Play (2011) Sweden
21. Hevn (2015) Norway
22. Resin (2019) Denmark
23. Bleeder (1999) Denmark
24. Breeder (2020) Denmark
25. Død Snø (2009) Norway REVISION
26. Død Snø 2 (2014) Norway REVISION
27. Supercool (2021) Finland
28. Antboy II (2014) Denmark
29. Antboy 3 (2016) Denmark
30. Pusher 3 (2005) Denmark
31. The Mare (2020) Norway
32. The Wave (2015) Norway
33. Entombed (2020) Norway
34. Everywhen (2013) Norway
35. Euthanizer (2017) Finland
36. Heavy Trip (2018) Finland
37. The Return (1992) Denmark
38. Orion's Belt (1985) Norway
39. Cutterhead (2018) Denmark
40. Midsommer (2003) Denmark
41. The Square (2017) Sweden REVISION
42. Gritt (2021) Norway
43. Lamb (2021) Iceland
44. Force Majeure (2014) Sweden REVISION
45. 101 Reykjavik (2000) Iceland
46. Crazy Finland (1967) Finland
47. Happy Ending (2018) Denmark
48. Up and Away! (2018) Denmark

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His borrowed flying carpet stolen, an Arabian boy enlists the help of a girl thief to retrieve it in this animated comedy that often feels like a lesser version of Aladdin with a clever goat sidekick in lieu of the monkey. The film is mostly enjoyable while it lasts though - and there are so very funny moments. Particularly well done is a sequence in which he confuses an elderly jailor. Not all the humour lands though with some fat-shaming and flatulence gags too.

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Spoiler
1. The Worst Person in the World (2021) Norway
2. The White Reindeer (1952) Finland
3. The Innocents (2021) Norway
4. Involuntary (2008) Sweden
5. The Deep (2012) Iceland
6. Kill Buljo (2007) Norway
7. Knocking (2021) Sweden
8. Kon-Tiki (1950) Norway
9. Holiday (2018) Denmark
10. I blodet (2016) Denmark
11. The Trip (2021) Norway
12. Tuftland (2017) Finland
13. Corridor (2010) Sweden
14. Gilbert's Revenge (2016) Norway
15. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) Sweden
16. Atlantic Rhapsody (1990) Faroe Islands
17. Jar City (2006) Iceland
18. Jackpot (2011) Norway
19. Juha (1999) Finland
20. Play (2011) Sweden
21. Hevn (2015) Norway
22. Resin (2019) Denmark
23. Bleeder (1999) Denmark
24. Breeder (2020) Denmark
25. Død Snø (2009) Norway REVISION
26. Død Snø 2 (2014) Norway REVISION
27. Supercool (2021) Finland
28. Antboy II (2014) Denmark
29. Antboy 3 (2016) Denmark
30. Pusher 3 (2005) Denmark
31. The Mare (2020) Norway
32. The Wave (2015) Norway
33. Entombed (2020) Norway
34. Everywhen (2013) Norway
35. Euthanizer (2017) Finland
36. Heavy Trip (2018) Finland
37. The Return (1992) Denmark
38. Orion's Belt (1985) Norway
39. Cutterhead (2018) Denmark
40. Midsommer (2003) Denmark
41. The Square (2017) Sweden REVISION
42. Gritt (2021) Norway
43. Lamb (2021) Iceland
44. Force Majeure (2014) Sweden REVISION
45. 101 Reykjavik (2000) Iceland
46. Crazy Finland (1967) Finland
47. Happy Ending (2018) Denmark
48. Up and Away! (2018) Denmark
49. The Exception (2019) Denmark

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Unsure who is behind a series of threatening emails targeting them, four female researchers begin to turn on and suspect one another in this thriller that it is sadly a lot less interesting than it sounds. None of the characters are particularly likeable or fascinating to follow around as they all-too-quickly turn on each other. The pacing is alo way too fast for the dialogue-heavy approach that the filmmakers opt for. The project boasts excellent stringy music at least.

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38. Kamilla (1981) - 4/10 (Norway)
ICM
July Challenge: none
But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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4. Tösen från Stormyrtorpet / Girl from Stormy Croft (Swe 1917)
Enjoyable silent - on youtube without background music, so Really silent.

5. Som du ser meg / I belong (Nor 2012)
Now that's what I call a women's picture! And a real chauvinist OOF toward the end.
Spoiler
1. Ordet (Denmark 1955) - rewatch
2. Farende folk (Nor 1922)
3. Hamlet liikemaailmassa / Hamlet goes business (Fin 1987)
4. Tösen från Stormyrtorpet / Girl from Stormy Croft (Swe 1917, Sjostrom)
5. Som du ser meg / I belong (Nor 2012)
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3a. Riget (1997): Mors in Tabula
3b. Riget (1997): Trækfugle
set!
1a. Riget (1994): Den hvide flok
1b. Riget (1994): Alliancen kalder
2a. Riget (1994): Et fremmed legeme
2b. Riget (1994): De levende dode
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Spoiler
1. The Worst Person in the World (2021) Norway
2. The White Reindeer (1952) Finland
3. The Innocents (2021) Norway
4. Involuntary (2008) Sweden
5. The Deep (2012) Iceland
6. Kill Buljo (2007) Norway
7. Knocking (2021) Sweden
8. Kon-Tiki (1950) Norway
9. Holiday (2018) Denmark
10. I blodet (2016) Denmark
11. The Trip (2021) Norway
12. Tuftland (2017) Finland
13. Corridor (2010) Sweden
14. Gilbert's Revenge (2016) Norway
15. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) Sweden
16. Atlantic Rhapsody (1990) Faroe Islands
17. Jar City (2006) Iceland
18. Jackpot (2011) Norway
19. Juha (1999) Finland
20. Play (2011) Sweden
21. Hevn (2015) Norway
22. Resin (2019) Denmark
23. Bleeder (1999) Denmark
24. Breeder (2020) Denmark
25. Død Snø (2009) Norway REVISION
26. Død Snø 2 (2014) Norway REVISION
27. Supercool (2021) Finland
28. Antboy II (2014) Denmark
29. Antboy 3 (2016) Denmark
30. Pusher 3 (2005) Denmark
31. The Mare (2020) Norway
32. The Wave (2015) Norway
33. Entombed (2020) Norway
34. Everywhen (2013) Norway
35. Euthanizer (2017) Finland
36. Heavy Trip (2018) Finland
37. The Return (1992) Denmark
38. Orion's Belt (1985) Norway
39. Cutterhead (2018) Denmark
40. Midsommer (2003) Denmark
41. The Square (2017) Sweden REVISION
42. Gritt (2021) Norway
43. Lamb (2021) Iceland
44. Force Majeure (2014) Sweden REVISION
45. 101 Reykjavik (2000) Iceland
46. Crazy Finland (1967) Finland
47. Happy Ending (2018) Denmark
48. Up and Away! (2018) Denmark
49. The Exception (2019) Denmark
50. Skeleton Crew (2009) Finland

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The first 23 minutes here follow a woman eerily becoming a patient in mental asylum after seeking shelter there one night, before the film cuts and we realise that this whole section is a movie being made by a tired film crew. The plot soon thickens as the crew discover a series of snuff movies their latest location and then realise they are being recorded by a third party and are part of a horror/snuff movie. The acting is poor but the meta stuff here is fun.

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39. The Master and His Servants (1959) - 7/10 (Norway)
ICM
July Challenge: none
But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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Spoiler
1. The Worst Person in the World (2021) Norway
2. The White Reindeer (1952) Finland
3. The Innocents (2021) Norway
4. Involuntary (2008) Sweden
5. The Deep (2012) Iceland
6. Kill Buljo (2007) Norway
7. Knocking (2021) Sweden
8. Kon-Tiki (1950) Norway
9. Holiday (2018) Denmark
10. I blodet (2016) Denmark
11. The Trip (2021) Norway
12. Tuftland (2017) Finland
13. Corridor (2010) Sweden
14. Gilbert's Revenge (2016) Norway
15. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) Sweden
16. Atlantic Rhapsody (1990) Faroe Islands
17. Jar City (2006) Iceland
18. Jackpot (2011) Norway
19. Juha (1999) Finland
20. Play (2011) Sweden
21. Hevn (2015) Norway
22. Resin (2019) Denmark
23. Bleeder (1999) Denmark
24. Breeder (2020) Denmark
25. Død Snø (2009) Norway REVISION
26. Død Snø 2 (2014) Norway REVISION
27. Supercool (2021) Finland
28. Antboy II (2014) Denmark
29. Antboy 3 (2016) Denmark
30. Pusher 3 (2005) Denmark
31. The Mare (2020) Norway
32. The Wave (2015) Norway
33. Entombed (2020) Norway
34. Everywhen (2013) Norway
35. Euthanizer (2017) Finland
36. Heavy Trip (2018) Finland
37. The Return (1992) Denmark
38. Orion's Belt (1985) Norway
39. Cutterhead (2018) Denmark
40. Midsommer (2003) Denmark
41. The Square (2017) Sweden REVISION
42. Gritt (2021) Norway
43. Lamb (2021) Iceland
44. Force Majeure (2014) Sweden REVISION
45. 101 Reykjavik (2000) Iceland
46. Crazy Finland (1967) Finland
47. Happy Ending (2018) Denmark
48. Up and Away! (2018) Denmark
49. The Exception (2019) Denmark
50. Skeleton Crew (2009) Finland
51. The Big Freeze (1993) Finland

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Called to fix the frozen pipes at a retirement home in the dead of winter, two plumbers discover the task unexpectedly challenging in this minimal dialogue comedy. On one hand, it is about them getting distracted by the quirky residents; on the other hand, it is about them having trouble fitting ladders into small rooms (as above), creating icicle xylophones and dropping snow on cakes. It's all kind of amusing but way too random and episodic to really resonate.

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4a. Riget (1997): Gargantua
4b. Riget (1997): Pandæmonium
set!
1a. Riget (1994): Den hvide flok
1b. Riget (1994): Alliancen kalder
2a. Riget (1994): Et fremmed legeme
2b. Riget (1994): De levende dode
3a. Riget (1997): Mors in Tabula
3b. Riget (1997): Trækfugle
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6. Vores mand i Amerika / The good traitor (Den 2020)
The central plot - how the Danish ambassador to the (still neutral) US can help his country after the Germans occupy it - would be much more gripping were it not drowned out by soap opera and other distractions (a Jewish FDR, dial telephones in 1939, etc.)
Spoiler
1. Ordet (Denmark 1955) - rewatch
2. Farende folk (Nor 1922)
3. Hamlet liikemaailmassa / Hamlet goes business (Fin 1987)
4. Tösen från Stormyrtorpet / Girl from Stormy Croft (Swe 1917, Sjostrom)
5. Som du ser meg / I belong (Nor 2012)
6. Vores mand i Amerika / The good traitor (Den 2020)
:run: STILL the Gaffer!
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Spoiler
1. The Worst Person in the World (2021) Norway
2. The White Reindeer (1952) Finland
3. The Innocents (2021) Norway
4. Involuntary (2008) Sweden
5. The Deep (2012) Iceland
6. Kill Buljo (2007) Norway
7. Knocking (2021) Sweden
8. Kon-Tiki (1950) Norway
9. Holiday (2018) Denmark
10. I blodet (2016) Denmark
11. The Trip (2021) Norway
12. Tuftland (2017) Finland
13. Corridor (2010) Sweden
14. Gilbert's Revenge (2016) Norway
15. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) Sweden
16. Atlantic Rhapsody (1990) Faroe Islands
17. Jar City (2006) Iceland
18. Jackpot (2011) Norway
19. Juha (1999) Finland
20. Play (2011) Sweden
21. Hevn (2015) Norway
22. Resin (2019) Denmark
23. Bleeder (1999) Denmark
24. Breeder (2020) Denmark
25. Død Snø (2009) Norway REVISION
26. Død Snø 2 (2014) Norway REVISION
27. Supercool (2021) Finland
28. Antboy II (2014) Denmark
29. Antboy 3 (2016) Denmark
30. Pusher 3 (2005) Denmark
31. The Mare (2020) Norway
32. The Wave (2015) Norway
33. Entombed (2020) Norway
34. Everywhen (2013) Norway
35. Euthanizer (2017) Finland
36. Heavy Trip (2018) Finland
37. The Return (1992) Denmark
38. Orion's Belt (1985) Norway
39. Cutterhead (2018) Denmark
40. Midsommer (2003) Denmark
41. The Square (2017) Sweden REVISION
42. Gritt (2021) Norway
43. Lamb (2021) Iceland
44. Force Majeure (2014) Sweden REVISION
45. 101 Reykjavik (2000) Iceland
46. Crazy Finland (1967) Finland
47. Happy Ending (2018) Denmark
48. Up and Away! (2018) Denmark
49. The Exception (2019) Denmark
50. Skeleton Crew (2009) Finland
51. The Big Freeze (1993) Finland
52. Feed the Light (2014) Sweden

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The building setting is perfectly creepy here with lots of darkened corridors and lights that ominously buzz and flicker. Aspects of the building eerily defy physics too as a mop goes over rather than under the glowing dust on the ground - and the whole way the film is shot with daunting low and high camera angle close-ups is divine. At the end of the day though, not everything about the film makes sense even if all of the various eccentricities are memorable.

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40. Ugler i mosen (1959) - 3/10 (Norway)
41. X (1986) - 5/10 (Norway)
ICM
July Challenge: none
But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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Spoiler
1. The Worst Person in the World (2021) Norway
2. The White Reindeer (1952) Finland
3. The Innocents (2021) Norway
4. Involuntary (2008) Sweden
5. The Deep (2012) Iceland
6. Kill Buljo (2007) Norway
7. Knocking (2021) Sweden
8. Kon-Tiki (1950) Norway
9. Holiday (2018) Denmark
10. I blodet (2016) Denmark
11. The Trip (2021) Norway
12. Tuftland (2017) Finland
13. Corridor (2010) Sweden
14. Gilbert's Revenge (2016) Norway
15. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) Sweden
16. Atlantic Rhapsody (1990) Faroe Islands
17. Jar City (2006) Iceland
18. Jackpot (2011) Norway
19. Juha (1999) Finland
20. Play (2011) Sweden
21. Hevn (2015) Norway
22. Resin (2019) Denmark
23. Bleeder (1999) Denmark
24. Breeder (2020) Denmark
25. Død Snø (2009) Norway REVISION
26. Død Snø 2 (2014) Norway REVISION
27. Supercool (2021) Finland
28. Antboy II (2014) Denmark
29. Antboy 3 (2016) Denmark
30. Pusher 3 (2005) Denmark
31. The Mare (2020) Norway
32. The Wave (2015) Norway
33. Entombed (2020) Norway
34. Everywhen (2013) Norway
35. Euthanizer (2017) Finland
36. Heavy Trip (2018) Finland
37. The Return (1992) Denmark
38. Orion's Belt (1985) Norway
39. Cutterhead (2018) Denmark
40. Midsommer (2003) Denmark
41. The Square (2017) Sweden REVISION
42. Gritt (2021) Norway
43. Lamb (2021) Iceland
44. Force Majeure (2014) Sweden REVISION
45. 101 Reykjavik (2000) Iceland
46. Crazy Finland (1967) Finland
47. Happy Ending (2018) Denmark
48. Up and Away! (2018) Denmark
49. The Exception (2019) Denmark
50. Skeleton Crew (2009) Finland
51. The Big Freeze (1993) Finland
52. Feed the Light (2014) Sweden
53. Men & Chicken (2015) Denmark

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This has some truly uncanny moments, including one brother going on a date with a psychologist to score a free therapy session, cast iron pots whacked on men who emerge uninjured and cruising for nookie at a retirement home. The film tries to build up to a shocking reveal though, yet it is easy to guess what is going on long before the characters realise it. That said, there is ample weirdness going on here with hybrid animals and facial reconstructive surgery.

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12. Border (2018, Abbasi) 6/10 #Sweden
Sweden: 10 / Denmark: 2
01. Intermezzo (1936, Molander) 5,5/10 #Sweden
02. A Woman's Face (1938, Molander) 6/10 #Sweden
03. Ordet (1943, Molander) 6/10 #Sweden
04. Terribly Happy (2008, Genz) 6/10 #Denmark
05. Sebbe (2010, Najafi) 6/10 #Sweden
06. Here Is Your Life (1966, Troell) 7,5/10 #Sweden
07. Who Saw Him Die? (1968, Troell) 7/10 #Sweden
08. As White as in Snow (2001, Troell) 7/10 #Sweden
09. Only a Mother (1959, Sjöberg) 6/10 #Sweden
10. Hugo and Josephine (1967, Grede) 5,5/10 #Sweden
11. Winter Brothers (2017, Palmason) 5/10 #Denmark
12. Border (2018, Abbasi) 6/10 #Sweden
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7. Picassos äventyr / The Adventures of Picasso (Swe 1978, rewatch)
Inspired lunacy!
The only subs are occasional narrative. The dialog changes languages, is doubtless crazier than I was able to make out. Opening scene sets the tone. Paris in the 20s....
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1. Ordet (Denmark 1955) - rewatch
2. Farende folk (Nor 1922)
3. Hamlet liikemaailmassa / Hamlet goes business (Fin 1987)
4. Tösen från Stormyrtorpet / Girl from Stormy Croft (Swe 1917, Sjostrom)
5. Som du ser meg / I belong (Nor 2012)
6. Vores mand i Amerika / The good traitor (Den 2020)
7. Picassos äventyr / The Adventures of Picasso (Swe 78)
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Spoiler
1. The Worst Person in the World (2021) Norway
2. The White Reindeer (1952) Finland
3. The Innocents (2021) Norway
4. Involuntary (2008) Sweden
5. The Deep (2012) Iceland
6. Kill Buljo (2007) Norway
7. Knocking (2021) Sweden
8. Kon-Tiki (1950) Norway
9. Holiday (2018) Denmark
10. I blodet (2016) Denmark
11. The Trip (2021) Norway
12. Tuftland (2017) Finland
13. Corridor (2010) Sweden
14. Gilbert's Revenge (2016) Norway
15. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) Sweden
16. Atlantic Rhapsody (1990) Faroe Islands
17. Jar City (2006) Iceland
18. Jackpot (2011) Norway
19. Juha (1999) Finland
20. Play (2011) Sweden
21. Hevn (2015) Norway
22. Resin (2019) Denmark
23. Bleeder (1999) Denmark
24. Breeder (2020) Denmark
25. Død Snø (2009) Norway REVISION
26. Død Snø 2 (2014) Norway REVISION
27. Supercool (2021) Finland
28. Antboy II (2014) Denmark
29. Antboy 3 (2016) Denmark
30. Pusher 3 (2005) Denmark
31. The Mare (2020) Norway
32. The Wave (2015) Norway
33. Entombed (2020) Norway
34. Everywhen (2013) Norway
35. Euthanizer (2017) Finland
36. Heavy Trip (2018) Finland
37. The Return (1992) Denmark
38. Orion's Belt (1985) Norway
39. Cutterhead (2018) Denmark
40. Midsommer (2003) Denmark
41. The Square (2017) Sweden REVISION
42. Gritt (2021) Norway
43. Lamb (2021) Iceland
44. Force Majeure (2014) Sweden REVISION
45. 101 Reykjavik (2000) Iceland
46. Crazy Finland (1967) Finland
47. Happy Ending (2018) Denmark
48. Up and Away! (2018) Denmark
49. The Exception (2019) Denmark
50. Skeleton Crew (2009) Finland
51. The Big Freeze (1993) Finland
52. Feed the Light (2014) Sweden
53. Men & Chicken (2015) Denmark
54. Under the Tree (2017) Iceland

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Two neighbouring couples begin to bicker over a backyard tree, only for things to soon spiral out of control in this pitch black comedy. The film also has a secondary plot involving one couple's son going through a messy separation, which feels odd at first, but it soon gains more relevancy and the contrasts between the two plots are really interesting. Id a little over-the-top, everything works here satirically, and the final shot is a killer with very eerie music.

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1. The Worst Person in the World (2021) Norway
2. The White Reindeer (1952) Finland
3. The Innocents (2021) Norway
4. Involuntary (2008) Sweden
5. The Deep (2012) Iceland
6. Kill Buljo (2007) Norway
7. Knocking (2021) Sweden
8. Kon-Tiki (1950) Norway
9. Holiday (2018) Denmark
10. I blodet (2016) Denmark
11. The Trip (2021) Norway
12. Tuftland (2017) Finland
13. Corridor (2010) Sweden
14. Gilbert's Revenge (2016) Norway
15. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) Sweden
16. Atlantic Rhapsody (1990) Faroe Islands
17. Jar City (2006) Iceland
18. Jackpot (2011) Norway
19. Juha (1999) Finland
20. Play (2011) Sweden
21. Hevn (2015) Norway
22. Resin (2019) Denmark
23. Bleeder (1999) Denmark
24. Breeder (2020) Denmark
25. Død Snø (2009) Norway REVISION
26. Død Snø 2 (2014) Norway REVISION
27. Supercool (2021) Finland
28. Antboy II (2014) Denmark
29. Antboy 3 (2016) Denmark
30. Pusher 3 (2005) Denmark
31. The Mare (2020) Norway
32. The Wave (2015) Norway
33. Entombed (2020) Norway
34. Everywhen (2013) Norway
35. Euthanizer (2017) Finland
36. Heavy Trip (2018) Finland
37. The Return (1992) Denmark
38. Orion's Belt (1985) Norway
39. Cutterhead (2018) Denmark
40. Midsommer (2003) Denmark
41. The Square (2017) Sweden REVISION
42. Gritt (2021) Norway
43. Lamb (2021) Iceland
44. Force Majeure (2014) Sweden REVISION
45. 101 Reykjavik (2000) Iceland
46. Crazy Finland (1967) Finland
47. Happy Ending (2018) Denmark
48. Up and Away! (2018) Denmark
49. The Exception (2019) Denmark
50. Skeleton Crew (2009) Finland
51. The Big Freeze (1993) Finland
52. Feed the Light (2014) Sweden
53. Men & Chicken (2015) Denmark
54. Under the Tree (2017) Iceland
55. The Ringmaster (2018) Denmark

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Curiously structured, this Danish horror film constantly cuts between two female gas attendants getting nervous one dark night and flash-forwards of them later bound and tortured. The structure provides a constant sense of dread, knowing the whole time through that they will be abducted. The torture scenes offer nothing more gruesome or grisly than the horror genre has offered us in recent years, but the film's portrait of characters on the edge is gripping.

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42. The Other Side of Sunday (1996) - 6/10 (Norway)
43. The Art of Negative Thinking (2006) - 6/10 (Norway)
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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update at post 97.
sol wrote: June 19th, 2022, 3:46 pm 55. The Ringmaster (2018) Denmark
Traveller wrote: June 19th, 2022, 3:58 pm 42. The Other Side of Sunday (1996) - 6/10 (Norway)
43. The Art of Negative Thinking (2006) - 6/10 (Norway)
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13. The Apple War (1971, Danielsson) 3/10 #Sweden
14. Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975, Danielsson) 2,5/10 #Sweden
15. The Adventures of Picasso (1978, Danielsson) 4/10 #Sweden
Sweden: 13 / Denmark: 2
01. Intermezzo (1936, Molander) 5,5/10 #Sweden
02. A Woman's Face (1938, Molander) 6/10 #Sweden
03. Ordet (1943, Molander) 6/10 #Sweden
04. Terribly Happy (2008, Genz) 6/10 #Denmark
05. Sebbe (2010, Najafi) 6/10 #Sweden
06. Here Is Your Life (1966, Troell) 7,5/10 #Sweden
07. Who Saw Him Die? (1968, Troell) 7/10 #Sweden
08. As White as in Snow (2001, Troell) 7/10 #Sweden
09. Only a Mother (1959, Sjöberg) 6/10 #Sweden
10. Hugo and Josephine (1967, Grede) 5,5/10 #Sweden
11. Winter Brothers (2017, Palmason) 5/10 #Denmark
12. Border (2018, Abbasi) 6/10 #Sweden
13. The Apple War (1971, Danielsson) 3/10 #Sweden
14. Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975, Danielsson) 2,5/10 #Sweden
15. The Adventures of Picasso (1978, Danielsson) 4/10 #Sweden
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1. The Worst Person in the World (2021) Norway
2. The White Reindeer (1952) Finland
3. The Innocents (2021) Norway
4. Involuntary (2008) Sweden
5. The Deep (2012) Iceland
6. Kill Buljo (2007) Norway
7. Knocking (2021) Sweden
8. Kon-Tiki (1950) Norway
9. Holiday (2018) Denmark
10. I blodet (2016) Denmark
11. The Trip (2021) Norway
12. Tuftland (2017) Finland
13. Corridor (2010) Sweden
14. Gilbert's Revenge (2016) Norway
15. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) Sweden
16. Atlantic Rhapsody (1990) Faroe Islands
17. Jar City (2006) Iceland
18. Jackpot (2011) Norway
19. Juha (1999) Finland
20. Play (2011) Sweden
21. Hevn (2015) Norway
22. Resin (2019) Denmark
23. Bleeder (1999) Denmark
24. Breeder (2020) Denmark
25. Død Snø (2009) Norway REVISION
26. Død Snø 2 (2014) Norway REVISION
27. Supercool (2021) Finland
28. Antboy II (2014) Denmark
29. Antboy 3 (2016) Denmark
30. Pusher 3 (2005) Denmark
31. The Mare (2020) Norway
32. The Wave (2015) Norway
33. Entombed (2020) Norway
34. Everywhen (2013) Norway
35. Euthanizer (2017) Finland
36. Heavy Trip (2018) Finland
37. The Return (1992) Denmark
38. Orion's Belt (1985) Norway
39. Cutterhead (2018) Denmark
40. Midsommer (2003) Denmark
41. The Square (2017) Sweden REVISION
42. Gritt (2021) Norway
43. Lamb (2021) Iceland
44. Force Majeure (2014) Sweden REVISION
45. 101 Reykjavik (2000) Iceland
46. Crazy Finland (1967) Finland
47. Happy Ending (2018) Denmark
48. Up and Away! (2018) Denmark
49. The Exception (2019) Denmark
50. Skeleton Crew (2009) Finland
51. The Big Freeze (1993) Finland
52. Feed the Light (2014) Sweden
53. Men & Chicken (2015) Denmark
54. Under the Tree (2017) Iceland
55. The Ringmaster (2018) Denmark
56. Oskar's America (2017) Norway

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This Norwegian coming-of-age tale is far less quirky than it sounds. It is actually much more of a drama than a comedy, which does not work for the better since young Odin Eikre is a fairly expressionless in the lead role and the supporting characters are one dimensional stereotypes - particularly a gang of bullies. The bullies' eventual comeuppance is amusing though in a karma sort of way. The ending is pretty great too and crazier than one might expect.

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44. Supervention (2013) - 5/10 (Norway)
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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Northward Ho
1. You, the Living (2007, Sweden)
2. A Man Called Ove (2015, Sweden)
3. Together (2000, Sweden) - 7/10
Aside from the fact that I would find living in a situation like that to be absolutely hell on earth, this was pretty enjoyable. I appreciated a lot of the absurdist situational humor - like the woman who was Winnie-the-Pooh-ing it arguing with her roommate/ex-husband about whether it was OK to be completely bottomless in the common area of the house, so he takes off his pants to continue the argument... when the new family with their kids walks in. Surprisingly fun, I thought.

4. The Man Without a Past (2002, Finland) 6/10
As popular as amnesia is as a plot device, this one actually handled it well - it made sense, and showed the struggles of trying to rebuild your life from absolutely zero. Sweet enough, but a tad slow for my tastes.
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16. Girl with Hyacinths (1950, Ekman) 6,5/10 #Sweden
17. The White Reindeer (1952, Blomberg) 5,5/10 #Finland
18. The Wave (2015, Uthaug) 6,5/10 #Norway
Sweden: 14 / Denmark: 2 / Finland: 1 / Norway: 1
01. Intermezzo (1936, Molander) 5,5/10 #Sweden
02. A Woman's Face (1938, Molander) 6/10 #Sweden
03. Ordet (1943, Molander) 6/10 #Sweden
04. Terribly Happy (2008, Genz) 6/10 #Denmark
05. Sebbe (2010, Najafi) 6/10 #Sweden
06. Here Is Your Life (1966, Troell) 7,5/10 #Sweden
07. Who Saw Him Die? (1968, Troell) 7/10 #Sweden
08. As White as in Snow (2001, Troell) 7/10 #Sweden
09. Only a Mother (1959, Sjöberg) 6/10 #Sweden
10. Hugo and Josephine (1967, Grede) 5,5/10 #Sweden
11. Winter Brothers (2017, Palmason) 5/10 #Denmark
12. Border (2018, Abbasi) 6/10 #Sweden
13. The Apple War (1971, Danielsson) 3/10 #Sweden
14. Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975, Danielsson) 2,5/10 #Sweden
15. The Adventures of Picasso (1978, Danielsson) 4/10 #Sweden
16. Girl with Hyacinths (1950, Ekman) 6,5/10 #Sweden
17. The White Reindeer (1952, Blomberg) 5,5/10 #Finland
18. The Wave (2015, Uthaug) 6,5/10 #Norway
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Northward Ho
1. You, the Living (2007, Sweden)
2. A Man Called Ove (2015, Sweden)
3. Together (2000, Sweden)
4. The Man Without a Past (2002, Finland)
5. Max Manus (2008, Norway) - 7/10
Biography of the titular subject, a leader in the Norwegian resistance movement during WW2. Pretty solid war biography, with a ton of tension. I knew nothing of the person before this movie started, and this kept me engaged enough to learn a bit about this time period. Interesting film.
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8. Intermezzo (Swe 1936) - rewatch
I saw this in a theater (drive-in?) in late 50s, i think. Maybe less pure soap opera than I thought at the time.
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1. Ordet (Denmark 1955) - rewatch
2. Farende folk (Nor 1922)
3. Hamlet liikemaailmassa / Hamlet goes business (Fin 1987)
4. Tösen från Stormyrtorpet / Girl from Stormy Croft (Swe 1917, Sjostrom)
5. Som du ser meg / I belong (Nor 2012)
6. Vores mand i Amerika / The good traitor (Den 2020)
7. Picassos äventyr / The Adventures of Picasso (Swe 78) - rewatch
8. Intermezzo (Swe 36) - rewatch
:run: STILL the Gaffer!
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(Gifs from 'Jumalan morsian'),

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11. Pähkähullu Suomi (Crazy Finland, Jukka Virtanen, 1967) 6.5/10 (Finland)
12. Korpinpolska (The Raven's Dance, Markku Lehmuskallio, 1980) 8.5/10 (Finland/Sweden)
13. Jumalan morsian (A Bride of the Seventh Heaven, Markku Lehmuskallio & Anastasia Lapsui, 2004) 8.5/10 (Finland)
14. Nedarma/Matka (Travelling, Markku Lehmuskallio & Anastasia Lapsui, 2008) 7.5/10 (Finland)

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1. Kattorna (The Cats, Henning Carlsen, 1965) 7.5/10 (Sweden)
2. Klabautermannen (We Are All Demons, Henning Carlsen, 1969) 8/10 (Denmark/Sweden/Norway)
3. Blóðrautt sólarlag (The Crimson Sunset, Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, 1977) 7.5/10 (Iceland)
4. Hør, var der ikke en som lo? (Did Somebody Laugh?, Henning Carlsen, 1978) 8/10 (Denmark)
5. Bödeln och skökan (Middle Ages Now, Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, 1986) 8/10 (Sweden)
6. Flugt (Flee, Jonas Poher Rasmussen, 2021) 8/10 (Denmark/Norway/Sweden/Finland)
7. Sissit (Commando Assault, Mikko Niskanen, 1963) 8/10 (Finland)
8. Lapualaismorsian (Girl of Finland, Mikko Niskanen, 1967) 8.5/10 (Finland)
9. Glerbrot (Broken Glass, Kristín Jóhannesdóttir, 1988) 7/10 (Iceland)
10. En håndfull tid (A Handful of Time, Martin Asphaug, 1989) 7.5/10 (Norway/Sweden)
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Spoiler
1. The Worst Person in the World (2021) Norway
2. The White Reindeer (1952) Finland
3. The Innocents (2021) Norway
4. Involuntary (2008) Sweden
5. The Deep (2012) Iceland
6. Kill Buljo (2007) Norway
7. Knocking (2021) Sweden
8. Kon-Tiki (1950) Norway
9. Holiday (2018) Denmark
10. I blodet (2016) Denmark
11. The Trip (2021) Norway
12. Tuftland (2017) Finland
13. Corridor (2010) Sweden
14. Gilbert's Revenge (2016) Norway
15. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) Sweden
16. Atlantic Rhapsody (1990) Faroe Islands
17. Jar City (2006) Iceland
18. Jackpot (2011) Norway
19. Juha (1999) Finland
20. Play (2011) Sweden
21. Hevn (2015) Norway
22. Resin (2019) Denmark
23. Bleeder (1999) Denmark
24. Breeder (2020) Denmark
25. Død Snø (2009) Norway REVISION
26. Død Snø 2 (2014) Norway REVISION
27. Supercool (2021) Finland
28. Antboy II (2014) Denmark
29. Antboy 3 (2016) Denmark
30. Pusher 3 (2005) Denmark
31. The Mare (2020) Norway
32. The Wave (2015) Norway
33. Entombed (2020) Norway
34. Everywhen (2013) Norway
35. Euthanizer (2017) Finland
36. Heavy Trip (2018) Finland
37. The Return (1992) Denmark
38. Orion's Belt (1985) Norway
39. Cutterhead (2018) Denmark
40. Midsommer (2003) Denmark
41. The Square (2017) Sweden REVISION
42. Gritt (2021) Norway
43. Lamb (2021) Iceland
44. Force Majeure (2014) Sweden REVISION
45. 101 Reykjavik (2000) Iceland
46. Crazy Finland (1967) Finland
47. Happy Ending (2018) Denmark
48. Up and Away! (2018) Denmark
49. The Exception (2019) Denmark
50. Skeleton Crew (2009) Finland
51. The Big Freeze (1993) Finland
52. Feed the Light (2014) Sweden
53. Men & Chicken (2015) Denmark
54. Under the Tree (2017) Iceland
55. The Ringmaster (2018) Denmark
56. Oskar's America (2017) Norway
57. Flickering Lights (2000) Denmark

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The premise has promise and this is relatively interesting at first, however, things become far less enthralling when the gangster reach their cabin. The fact that they are hiding out and on the run is soon forgotten with little suspense or paranoia. Instead we get pointless cow cruelty and lengthy sentimental flashbacks as they remember their childhoods and reconsider their lives of crime. Topped off with a maudlin final couple of lines, this did little for me.

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1. The Worst Person in the World (2021) Norway
2. The White Reindeer (1952) Finland
3. The Innocents (2021) Norway
4. Involuntary (2008) Sweden
5. The Deep (2012) Iceland
6. Kill Buljo (2007) Norway
7. Knocking (2021) Sweden
8. Kon-Tiki (1950) Norway
9. Holiday (2018) Denmark
10. I blodet (2016) Denmark
11. The Trip (2021) Norway
12. Tuftland (2017) Finland
13. Corridor (2010) Sweden
14. Gilbert's Revenge (2016) Norway
15. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) Sweden
16. Atlantic Rhapsody (1990) Faroe Islands
17. Jar City (2006) Iceland
18. Jackpot (2011) Norway
19. Juha (1999) Finland
20. Play (2011) Sweden
21. Hevn (2015) Norway
22. Resin (2019) Denmark
23. Bleeder (1999) Denmark
24. Breeder (2020) Denmark
25. Død Snø (2009) Norway REVISION
26. Død Snø 2 (2014) Norway REVISION
27. Supercool (2021) Finland
28. Antboy II (2014) Denmark
29. Antboy 3 (2016) Denmark
30. Pusher 3 (2005) Denmark
31. The Mare (2020) Norway
32. The Wave (2015) Norway
33. Entombed (2020) Norway
34. Everywhen (2013) Norway
35. Euthanizer (2017) Finland
36. Heavy Trip (2018) Finland
37. The Return (1992) Denmark
38. Orion's Belt (1985) Norway
39. Cutterhead (2018) Denmark
40. Midsommer (2003) Denmark
41. The Square (2017) Sweden REVISION
42. Gritt (2021) Norway
43. Lamb (2021) Iceland
44. Force Majeure (2014) Sweden REVISION
45. 101 Reykjavik (2000) Iceland
46. Crazy Finland (1967) Finland
47. Happy Ending (2018) Denmark
48. Up and Away! (2018) Denmark
49. The Exception (2019) Denmark
50. Skeleton Crew (2009) Finland
51. The Big Freeze (1993) Finland
52. Feed the Light (2014) Sweden
53. Men & Chicken (2015) Denmark
54. Under the Tree (2017) Iceland
55. The Ringmaster (2018) Denmark
56. Oskar's America (2017) Norway
57. Flickering Lights (2000) Denmark
58. Riders of Justice (2020) Denmark

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Convinced that his wife died as an innocent bystander in an assassination made to look like a freak accident, a hardened soldier goes on a revenge quest here. While several sources cite the film as an action comedy, this could not be further from the truth: it is a fairly humourless tale, while the action is infrequent - and more jokes and a high action ratio could have really gone a long way. That said, some of the human drama at hand certainly hits home.

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45. Only Clouds Move the Stars (1998) - 5/10 (Norway)
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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3. Toivon tuolla puolen - The Other Side of Hope (Aki Kaurismaki, 2017) 7.5/10 ... Finland
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Spoiler
1. The Worst Person in the World (2021) Norway
2. The White Reindeer (1952) Finland
3. The Innocents (2021) Norway
4. Involuntary (2008) Sweden
5. The Deep (2012) Iceland
6. Kill Buljo (2007) Norway
7. Knocking (2021) Sweden
8. Kon-Tiki (1950) Norway
9. Holiday (2018) Denmark
10. I blodet (2016) Denmark
11. The Trip (2021) Norway
12. Tuftland (2017) Finland
13. Corridor (2010) Sweden
14. Gilbert's Revenge (2016) Norway
15. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) Sweden
16. Atlantic Rhapsody (1990) Faroe Islands
17. Jar City (2006) Iceland
18. Jackpot (2011) Norway
19. Juha (1999) Finland
20. Play (2011) Sweden
21. Hevn (2015) Norway
22. Resin (2019) Denmark
23. Bleeder (1999) Denmark
24. Breeder (2020) Denmark
25. Død Snø (2009) Norway REVISION
26. Død Snø 2 (2014) Norway REVISION
27. Supercool (2021) Finland
28. Antboy II (2014) Denmark
29. Antboy 3 (2016) Denmark
30. Pusher 3 (2005) Denmark
31. The Mare (2020) Norway
32. The Wave (2015) Norway
33. Entombed (2020) Norway
34. Everywhen (2013) Norway
35. Euthanizer (2017) Finland
36. Heavy Trip (2018) Finland
37. The Return (1992) Denmark
38. Orion's Belt (1985) Norway
39. Cutterhead (2018) Denmark
40. Midsommer (2003) Denmark
41. The Square (2017) Sweden REVISION
42. Gritt (2021) Norway
43. Lamb (2021) Iceland
44. Force Majeure (2014) Sweden REVISION
45. 101 Reykjavik (2000) Iceland
46. Crazy Finland (1967) Finland
47. Happy Ending (2018) Denmark
48. Up and Away! (2018) Denmark
49. The Exception (2019) Denmark
50. Skeleton Crew (2009) Finland
51. The Big Freeze (1993) Finland
52. Feed the Light (2014) Sweden
53. Men & Chicken (2015) Denmark
54. Under the Tree (2017) Iceland
55. The Ringmaster (2018) Denmark
56. Oskar's America (2017) Norway
57. Flickering Lights (2000) Denmark
58. Riders of Justice (2020) Denmark
59. Lake of the Dead (1958) Norway

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The premise is decent here with the characters constantly rationalising and talking out bizarre occurrences at the title lake. The dialogue-heavy approach though gets in the way of the film building up terror and atmosphere. There is also a lot of psychobabble and supernatural babble with talk of unwilling mediums - and then there is a lengthy explanation given in a veritable speech at the end. The lake certainly looks eerie though in luscious black and white.

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1. The Worst Person in the World (2021) Norway
2. The White Reindeer (1952) Finland
3. The Innocents (2021) Norway
4. Involuntary (2008) Sweden
5. The Deep (2012) Iceland
6. Kill Buljo (2007) Norway
7. Knocking (2021) Sweden
8. Kon-Tiki (1950) Norway
9. Holiday (2018) Denmark
10. I blodet (2016) Denmark
11. The Trip (2021) Norway
12. Tuftland (2017) Finland
13. Corridor (2010) Sweden
14. Gilbert's Revenge (2016) Norway
15. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) Sweden
16. Atlantic Rhapsody (1990) Faroe Islands
17. Jar City (2006) Iceland
18. Jackpot (2011) Norway
19. Juha (1999) Finland
20. Play (2011) Sweden
21. Hevn (2015) Norway
22. Resin (2019) Denmark
23. Bleeder (1999) Denmark
24. Breeder (2020) Denmark
25. Død Snø (2009) Norway REVISION
26. Død Snø 2 (2014) Norway REVISION
27. Supercool (2021) Finland
28. Antboy II (2014) Denmark
29. Antboy 3 (2016) Denmark
30. Pusher 3 (2005) Denmark
31. The Mare (2020) Norway
32. The Wave (2015) Norway
33. Entombed (2020) Norway
34. Everywhen (2013) Norway
35. Euthanizer (2017) Finland
36. Heavy Trip (2018) Finland
37. The Return (1992) Denmark
38. Orion's Belt (1985) Norway
39. Cutterhead (2018) Denmark
40. Midsommer (2003) Denmark
41. The Square (2017) Sweden REVISION
42. Gritt (2021) Norway
43. Lamb (2021) Iceland
44. Force Majeure (2014) Sweden REVISION
45. 101 Reykjavik (2000) Iceland
46. Crazy Finland (1967) Finland
47. Happy Ending (2018) Denmark
48. Up and Away! (2018) Denmark
49. The Exception (2019) Denmark
50. Skeleton Crew (2009) Finland
51. The Big Freeze (1993) Finland
52. Feed the Light (2014) Sweden
53. Men & Chicken (2015) Denmark
54. Under the Tree (2017) Iceland
55. The Ringmaster (2018) Denmark
56. Oskar's America (2017) Norway
57. Flickering Lights (2000) Denmark
58. Riders of Justice (2020) Denmark
59. Lake of the Dead (1958) Norway
60. Small Town Killers (2017) Denmark

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While much of the humour is in questionable taste, full of exaggerated stereotypes and lame cross-dressing, this works for the most part since everyone is very devious here. Both Marcin Dorociński and Gwen Taylor excel as the respective killers for hire in the mix, especially Taylor with her posh British mannerisms and frequent attempts to set the wives on edge. The filmmakers seem to struggle though with finding a great way to wrap up the proceedings.

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1. The Worst Person in the World (2021) Norway
2. The White Reindeer (1952) Finland
3. The Innocents (2021) Norway
4. Involuntary (2008) Sweden
5. The Deep (2012) Iceland
6. Kill Buljo (2007) Norway
7. Knocking (2021) Sweden
8. Kon-Tiki (1950) Norway
9. Holiday (2018) Denmark
10. I blodet (2016) Denmark
11. The Trip (2021) Norway
12. Tuftland (2017) Finland
13. Corridor (2010) Sweden
14. Gilbert's Revenge (2016) Norway
15. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) Sweden
16. Atlantic Rhapsody (1990) Faroe Islands
17. Jar City (2006) Iceland
18. Jackpot (2011) Norway
19. Juha (1999) Finland
20. Play (2011) Sweden
21. Hevn (2015) Norway
22. Resin (2019) Denmark
23. Bleeder (1999) Denmark
24. Breeder (2020) Denmark
25. Død Snø (2009) Norway REVISION
26. Død Snø 2 (2014) Norway REVISION
27. Supercool (2021) Finland
28. Antboy II (2014) Denmark
29. Antboy 3 (2016) Denmark
30. Pusher 3 (2005) Denmark
31. The Mare (2020) Norway
32. The Wave (2015) Norway
33. Entombed (2020) Norway
34. Everywhen (2013) Norway
35. Euthanizer (2017) Finland
36. Heavy Trip (2018) Finland
37. The Return (1992) Denmark
38. Orion's Belt (1985) Norway
39. Cutterhead (2018) Denmark
40. Midsommer (2003) Denmark
41. The Square (2017) Sweden REVISION
42. Gritt (2021) Norway
43. Lamb (2021) Iceland
44. Force Majeure (2014) Sweden REVISION
45. 101 Reykjavik (2000) Iceland
46. Crazy Finland (1967) Finland
47. Happy Ending (2018) Denmark
48. Up and Away! (2018) Denmark
49. The Exception (2019) Denmark
50. Skeleton Crew (2009) Finland
51. The Big Freeze (1993) Finland
52. Feed the Light (2014) Sweden
53. Men & Chicken (2015) Denmark
54. Under the Tree (2017) Iceland
55. The Ringmaster (2018) Denmark
56. Oskar's America (2017) Norway
57. Flickering Lights (2000) Denmark
58. Riders of Justice (2020) Denmark
59. Lake of the Dead (1958) Norway
60. Small Town Killers (2017) Denmark
61. Think of a Number (1969) Denmark

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The crime drama that inspired the terrific Canadian thriller The Silent Partner, this is fairly engaging while it lasts but stands clearly in the shadow of its remake. The approaches are quite different though, especially the second half with less interplay between the teller and the robber, neither of whom are as charismatic as Elliot Gould and Christopher Plummer. The film acutely capturing the awkwardness of the protagonist's predicament though for sure.

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46. Lake of Death (2019) - 2/10 (Norway)
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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1. The Worst Person in the World (2021) Norway
2. The White Reindeer (1952) Finland
3. The Innocents (2021) Norway
4. Involuntary (2008) Sweden
5. The Deep (2012) Iceland
6. Kill Buljo (2007) Norway
7. Knocking (2021) Sweden
8. Kon-Tiki (1950) Norway
9. Holiday (2018) Denmark
10. I blodet (2016) Denmark
11. The Trip (2021) Norway
12. Tuftland (2017) Finland
13. Corridor (2010) Sweden
14. Gilbert's Revenge (2016) Norway
15. Ronja Rövardotter (1984) Sweden
16. Atlantic Rhapsody (1990) Faroe Islands
17. Jar City (2006) Iceland
18. Jackpot (2011) Norway
19. Juha (1999) Finland
20. Play (2011) Sweden
21. Hevn (2015) Norway
22. Resin (2019) Denmark
23. Bleeder (1999) Denmark
24. Breeder (2020) Denmark
25. Død Snø (2009) Norway REVISION
26. Død Snø 2 (2014) Norway REVISION
27. Supercool (2021) Finland
28. Antboy II (2014) Denmark
29. Antboy 3 (2016) Denmark
30. Pusher 3 (2005) Denmark
31. The Mare (2020) Norway
32. The Wave (2015) Norway
33. Entombed (2020) Norway
34. Everywhen (2013) Norway
35. Euthanizer (2017) Finland
36. Heavy Trip (2018) Finland
37. The Return (1992) Denmark
38. Orion's Belt (1985) Norway
39. Cutterhead (2018) Denmark
40. Midsommer (2003) Denmark
41. The Square (2017) Sweden REVISION
42. Gritt (2021) Norway
43. Lamb (2021) Iceland
44. Force Majeure (2014) Sweden REVISION
45. 101 Reykjavik (2000) Iceland
46. Crazy Finland (1967) Finland
47. Happy Ending (2018) Denmark
48. Up and Away! (2018) Denmark
49. The Exception (2019) Denmark
50. Skeleton Crew (2009) Finland
51. The Big Freeze (1993) Finland
52. Feed the Light (2014) Sweden
53. Men & Chicken (2015) Denmark
54. Under the Tree (2017) Iceland
55. The Ringmaster (2018) Denmark
56. Oskar's America (2017) Norway
57. Flickering Lights (2000) Denmark
58. Riders of Justice (2020) Denmark
59. Lake of the Dead (1958) Norway
60. Small Town Killers (2017) Denmark
61. Think of a Number (1969) Denmark
62. The Green Butchers (2003) Denmark

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With a plot involving two butchers who start selling human meat as specially marinated chicken, this Danish comedy is a lot less funny and less grotesque than it sounds. The film never really focuses on their luring of victims or cooking of human bodies. Instead we get a lot of family melodrama with an estranged brother, dead relatives and relationship woes in the mix, none of which is ever as engaging as the central idea - threatening toy giraffes aside.

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Hi all-
A quick note from your host: I updated the OP yesterday and I'm going away for a few days, so the next update won't be until probably Monday...
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peeptoad wrote: June 23rd, 2022, 11:45 am Hi all-
A quick note from your host: I updated the OP yesterday and I'm going away for a few days, so the next update won't be until probably Monday...
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No problem. I promise not to watch too much while you're away. 🙏
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Oh, and Sweden is still topping things even with my latest Danish binge? :satstunned:
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