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TROUBLED WATER

Directed by Erik Poppe
  • YEAR 7 - FILM 11 / 
  • Norway and Sweden / 
  • 2008 / 
  • Norwegian with English subtitles / 
  • 120 min
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TROUBLED WATER DVD & Online Streaming
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DVD $14.95
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DVD $24.95
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"It's absolutely the best movie I have seen in years!"
– Michael Moore, Academy Award winning director
"The performances...are fantastic and the direction is without fault."
– Alec Baldwin, Academy Award winning actor

Synopsis

Jan, recently released from prison after serving time for the murder of a child, has always maintained his innocence and is ready to put the past behind him. A gifted organist, he takes a job at an Oslo church under his middle name, Thomas. His talent and gentle manner quickly earn him the respect of his superiors, as well as the love of the pastor, Anna. Thomas even overcomes his initial panic to return the affection of Anna's young son, Jens. But his past catches up with him when Agnes, a local teacher, comes to the church on a school visit and recognizes the organist as Jan, the young man who was convicted for the murder of her son.

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THE ISLAND
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Customer Reviews


Jeff in Seattle - Customer Review
Thank you for pickinig up Troubled Water as part of your collection of great films! I have seen Troubled Water at the Seattle International Film Festival 2009. This film is directed by Eirk Poppe. See his other film in the Film Movement collection, Hawaii, Oslo. Poppe's films are worth watching!


Peter Chapman - Customer Review
Finally had a chance to watch this. WOW!!! Such a powerful film. This film is truly "Flawless". Great performances, incredible cinematography... and the music... Beautiful. Erik Poppe is a true master.


Redmosquito - Customer Review
Troubled Water is just another example of 'why' I love Film Movement. Troubled Water is a story that has been told before, yet never with such precision and daring. You find yourself changing allegiance to characters throughout the story. You are also left with a feeling of 'knowing', while guessing your way to the end. I love movies that make me think differently... or just think! Film Movement demonstrates just how important story-telling is when discussing the human condition.


fortune - Customer Review
I have seen this film before. Why they ran it on Reel 13 last night, I dont know. I have seen this before and it always grasps my full undivided attention. I speak no Norwegian and I can say the film line by line in the language. Her eyes bother me. They look like mine. His face bothers me. It looks like mine. Her white blonde tresses bother me. They look like mine. Her instinct bothers me. It is like mine. Everything and everyone in this film looks, acts and reminds me of me, and how atonement is so important! The only one I can't look at in this film is Jens. With the same blue striped shirt. On the back of a bicycle. He was my boy too. This film bothers me, but I will never stop watching it.

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Anna (Ellen Dorrit Petersen)
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Jan (Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen)
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Jan (Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen) with Organ
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Agnes (Trine Dyrholm) and Jens (Fredrik Grøndahl)
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Jan (Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen) and Anna (Ellen Dorrit Petersen)
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