O' Horten

Movie information

Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for brief nudity.
Released on:
May 22, 2009 (limited)

Previously Announced Release Dates:
February 20, 2009
April, 2009

Production Companies:
BulBul Film
Sony Classics

Status: Released

Bard Owe, Espen Skjonberg, Ghita Norby, Henny Moan, Bjorn Floberg, Kai Remlov, Per Jansen, Bjarte Hjelmeland

Director: Bent Hamer

Screenwriter: Bent Hamer

Genre: Comedy, Drama
About the film:
The moment the train leaves the station without engineer Odd Horten (Bard Owe) aboard, he realizes that the path ahead is a journey without printed timetables and well-known stations. Horten has been forced to retire after 40 years of traveling a very stable rail, and the platform does not feel like a safe place anymore. His orderly, solitary existence is about to give way to a future of unlikely adventures and puzzling dilemmas: will Horten ever travel by plane? Will he finally sell his prized boat? How does Horten end up in a pair of women's red high-heeled shoes? Will he survive a nighttime drive with a blindfolded man at the wheel? Proof positive that there is humor to be found in aging, and we don't have to be elderly Norwegians to identify, laugh and embrace life in all its idiosyncratic splendor. O’Horten is Bent Hamer's wonderfully skewed view of the human condition and gives us that somewhat absurdist vision with great warmth, a little melancholy and universal appeal.
Rated PG-13 for brief nudity.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $24,938 (8 theaters) | Domestic Total: $302,232
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