An Enemy of the People (2005)

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In a modern version of Ibsen's stage play we meet TV-celebrity Tomas Stockman going back to his native village to produce the world's purest bottle water. The plant will bring new life and ... See full summary »


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7 October 2005 | Atavisten
7
| In Ibsens spirit
This adaptation of the brilliant play has a great humour about itself. Thomas Stockmann has been the sleuth uncovering the dirt and skeletons of the big corporations, but as his TV show gets so popular and so much money is involved that he must compromise his independency; he decides to tap water from Bredal instead. When he finds out later that the water is poisonous he struggles hard against his family, the tappery and the town where it is based.

What takes a bit away from it is that it could tighter dramaturgically. Not much, but a little bit. Else the actors are fine, the setting in Sogn gorgeous and the directing good. The music by Jan Garbarek (which I usually don't feel too much for) fitted the movie very well. One other thing: why does so many people talk the siddis dialect, when it has nothing to do with the south-western are of Norway at all?? Annoying.

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Genres

Drama

Details

Release Date:

21 January 2005

Language

Norwegian


Country of Origin

Norway

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,927

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