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Norske byggeklosser (1972)

Director:
Pål Bang-Hansen
COUNTRY
Norway
GENRE
Comedy
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
N/A
RUNNING TIME
94 minutes
Producer:
Egil Monn-Iversen
Screenwriter:
N/A


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Bygningsinspektør + flere roller Rolv Wesenlund
Olav Femte Bjørn Sand ½
Ingrid Femte Thea Stabell
Kleppe Arve Opsahl ½
Frøken Sørensen Ingeborg Cook
Flyttemann Dag Frøland
Gartner Treholt Gunnar Haugan
Flyttemann Torgils Moe
Fru Rognerud Viva Mørk
Garpo, opplysningsdame Aud Schønemann
Fru Valle Sølvi Wang

 

Review

A devoted and perpetual Rolv Wesenlund plays an abundance of roles in this Norwegian semi-classic which satirizes the clash between intractable craftmen and meek academics during the building boom of the 1970s. When I say classic, this is more in effort than in quality, as the script varies from hilarious to downright annoying (such as the traffic control scene), but Wesenlund often saves the uttermost stupidities with his charisma, and Pål Bang-Hansen's love for the art of film shines through his frisky but flawed direction. Norske byggeklosser belongs to the type of comedy that wears the viewer out through its endless downward spiral, but which also brings out a smile at regular intervals.

Copyright © 29.7.2008 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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