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NFF 2015 Films

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21 ways to ruin a marriage

21 tapaa pilata avioliitto/ 21 Ways to Ruin a Marriage (FI, in FI), 89 mins

 

DirectorJohanna Vuoksenmaa

StarringArmi Toivanen, Essi Hellén, Aku Hirviniemi

GenreRomantic Comedy

WritersJohanna Vuoksenmaa

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SynopsisIf there are 21 ways to ruin a marriage, there must be 21 ways to fall in love.

 

 

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Fasandræberne / The Absent One (DK / SE, in DK with FR), 119 mins

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard (The Keeper of Lost Causes)

StarringFares Fares, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Pilou Asbæk

GenreCrime Thriller

WritersJussi Adler-Olsen (novel), Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg

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SynopsisThe murder of young twins initially implicates a group of upper class students as the killers, though the case takes a turn or two from its starting point. The highest-grossing Danish film ever at the Danish box office.

 

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron / A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence(SE / DE / NO / FR, in SE with EN), 101 mins

DirectorRoy Andersson

StarringHolger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Viktor Gyllenberg

GenreComedy Drama

WritersRoy Andersson

SynopsisA story centred on a pair of traveling salesmen who peddle novelty items, with the director managing to mix comedy, pathos and despair. A contemporary take on the sense of isolation and open to myriad of interpretations.

 

spooks and spirits

Ófeigur gengur aftur / Spooks and Spirits (IS / DK, in IS), 92 mins

DirectorÁgúst Guðmundsson

StarringBryndis Petra Bragadóttir, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir

GenreFamily Comedy

WritersÁgúst Guðmundsson (screenplay)

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SynopsisWhen Anna and her boyfriend decide to sell the house she has recently inherited from her late father, his ghost appears to ensure his house won't be sold! Prospective buyers are chased away by strange events, which confirm that the ghost is no different from what he was in life: a charming, but egoistic, alcoholic womaniser.

 

Life in a Fishbowl

Vonarstræti / Life in a Fishbowl (IS, in IS), 129 mins

DirectorBaldvin Zophoníasson

StarringHera Hilmar, Thor Kristjansson, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson

GenreDrama

WritersBirgir Örn Steinarsson, Baldvin Zophoníasson

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SynopsisA multiple award-winning film involving three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another: a drunk writer, a hooker with a heart of gold and an honest banker.

 

 

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Kraftidioten / In Order of Disappearance (NO, in NO with SE, DK, EN), 116 mins

DirectorHans Peter Moland

StarringStellan Skarsgard, Kristofer Hivju, Bruno Ganz

GenreBlack Comedy

WritersKim Fupz Aakeson

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SynopsisNils, citizen of the year, ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, when his son is mistakenly murdered, Nils takes action to avenge his death, which in turn ignites a war between the vegan gangster "the Count" and the Serbian mafia boss Papa.