O'Horten

O'Horten

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A picaresque tale. Odd Horton is dependable and contained: he's a train engineer retiring after 40 years of service, living a simple life. His idea of adventure is to fly from one city in Norway to another. Starting on the night of his retirement dinner, Odd has a series of dislocating experiences: a boy insists that Odd sit by his bedside while he falls asleep; misadventure causes Odd to miss his last run; he witnesses an arrest; he assists an old man and makes a friend; he takes a trip with a blindfolded driver; he adopts a dog; he takes stock late one night at the roundhouse; he revisits his mother's disappointment in him. How should he live the rest of his life?

Rated: PG-13, Runtime: 90 min, Released: 2007

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Bent Hamer
Writer: Bent Hamer, Harold Manning (french adaptation)
Actors: Baard Owe, Espen Skjønberg, Ghita Nørby, Henny Moan