Zero Degrees Kelvin

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Zero Degrees Kelvin ★★½ Zero Kelvin; Kjaerlighetens Kjotere 1995

Brrrr! Get the ice scraper ready, because you may have to clear off your TV screen in this chilly tale of trappers in 1920s Greenland. Henrik Larsen (Eidsvold), a poet living in Oslo, decides to join the band of trappers after his girlfriend Gertrude (Martens) spurns his marriage proposal. On his arrival in the stark and frozen landscape, he is forced to share a cabin with the stoic, silent Holm (Sundquist) and the lewd, violent Randbaek (Skarsgard). Randbaek holds the newcomer and his city-boy ways in disdain, creating an air of tension and menace that inevitably results in a clash between the two. Instead of dwelling on the action aspect, director Moland uses the minimalist landscape to echo the psychological battles the men must face with the frigid terrain and between themselves. Norwegian with subtitles. 113m/C VHS, DVD . NO Gard B. Eidsvold, Stellan Skarsgard, Bjorn Sundquist, Camilla Martens; D: Hans Petter Moland; W: Hans Petter Moland, Lars Bill Lundheim; C: Philip Ogaard; M: Terje Rypdal.