UK family and crime films offered to Norwegian audiences
by Annika Pham
Two UK titles and the Colombian drama The Wind Journeys [+see also:
film profile] (co-produced by Germany and the Netherlands) are opening today against Hollywood blockbuster Sex and the City 2 (Sandrew Metronome) and US comedy Hot Tub Time Machine (Svensk Filmindustri AB (SF)).
Working Title’s family film Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang [+see also:
film profile], starring Emma Thompson and Ralph Fiennes, is released by UIP, while Daniel Barber’s crime film Harry Brown [+see also:
film profile], feauturing Michael Caine, is distributed by Nordisk Film. Ciro Guerra’s The Wind Journeys, selected at Cannes 2009 Un Certain Regard, is released by Arthaus.
Last weekend’ Top ten Norway was dominated by Disney’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and youth drama The Last Song, and UIP’s Robin Hood [+see also:
film profile]. But the Swedish thriller Easy Money [+see also:
film profile] by Daniel Espinosa opened to fourth place for Nordisk Film, supported by strong word of mouth from neighbouring Sweden.
Norwegian family film Yohan: The Child Wanderers (Nordisk Film) by Grete Salomonsen is still holding on to eighth place in the Norwegian Top Ten after ten weeks in cinemas. The story is based on the real-life experiences of Norwegian children who were sent to "wander" in search of work during the 1800s and early 1900s. It has sold over 112,000 admissions so far.
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