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Jakten på nyresteinen (1996)

Director:
Vibeke Idsøe

COUNTRY
Norway

Genre
Drama/Comedy/Children's

INTERNATIONAL TITLE
Chasing the Kidneystone

RUNNING TIME
92 minutes

Producer:
John M. Jacobsen
Screenwriter:
Vibeke Idsøe


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Simon Torbjørn T. Jensen -
Globule Benjamin Helstad -
Alveolen Jenny Skavlan -
Secret Service-agenten Morten Faldaas -
Bestefar Terje Strømdahl -
Fru Galle Kjersti Holmen -
Galle junior Lage Fosheim -
Tåretankoperatøren Harald Eia -
A. Pendixrud Bjørn Jenseg -
Røde kjærlighetsvakt Herborg Kråkevik -
Tåretankoperatøren Gard B. Eidsvold -

 

Review

This crowd-pleasing family movie isn't just intelligent and humorous, it also gives children a considered and informative delve into the workings of the human body. Writer/director Vibeke Idsøe reportedly got the idea for the film already back in the 1980s, and the rather long process of getting it adapted to the big screen seems to have been worth the wait. Not least because the visual effects are impressive and the film is remarkably audience-friendly for a Norwegian production. For parents watching with their children, Jakten på nyresteinen may not be terribly intriguing, but Idsøe has been generous and clever enough to include a number of fun wordplays which are most likely meant for mum and dad while the younger ones immerse themselves in Simen's journey through veins, the appendix and the trachea.

Copyright © 6.11.1996 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: © 16.03.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)