Today I have a very special movie for you. Sons of Norway is a lovely coming of age film, powered by Hippies and Punk Rock.
1970. Rebellion is hard when you listen to punk rock but your parents are hippies driving around in a van with flowers. Still, Nikolaj has a strong bond with his loving and caring mother. But then his world is shattered when she dies after an accident.
Both Nikolaj and his father struggle both with the passing and with finally getting along better…
When I stumbled upon this little flick, I didn’t expect it to be so brilliant.
First of all, the actors are chosen extremely well. Each one of them gives a credible, authentic performance. It blends in perfectly with the setting. All of the costume and accessories are delightful. It’s like stepping through a time machine!
Furthermore, the atmosphere is completely with an amazing soundtrack. The finest punk rock had to offer in the 70s!
So, the story itself if really original. I’ve seen my share of coming of age films, but this one is special. (It reminded me a little of the Canadian production C.R.A.Z.Y.) Although the general tone is rather funny, there are some very dramatic and sad moments. Without using clichés, we get a touching and amusing film. You feel with the characters!
Sons of Norway is an impressive and well-made coming of age movie that stands out! 100% recommendation.
Did you see the film? Let me know in the comments what you think!