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Askeladden – I Dovregubbens hall (2017)

Director:
Mikkel Brænne Sandemose
COUNTRY
Norway
GENRE
Adventure
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King
RUNNING TIME
104 minutes
Producer:
Synnøve Hørsdal
Åshild Ariane Ramborg
Screenwriter:
Aleksander Kirkwood Brown
Espen Enger


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Espen Askeladd Vebjørn Enger ½
Prinsesse Kristin Eili Harboe ½
Per Mads Sjøgård Pettersen ½
Pål Elias Holmen Sørensen ½
Prins Fredrik Allan Hyde
Stubbekjerringa Gisken Armand
Kong Erik Gard B. Eidsvold
Dronning Victoria Synnøve Macody Lund
Askeladdens far Thorbjørn Harr
Huldra Ida Ursin-Holm
Christian Robert Skjærstad

 

Review

Even though the Norwegian folk tales are ridden with archtypes and cliches, there's no need for a modern film version to salute them. At least not when the filmmakers are taking such liberties in other aspects of the process, such as the narrative, which is a hotchpotch of bits and pieces from various Askeladden tales. It works partially – if you're partial to trolls and buffoonery.

Copyright © 27.10.2017 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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