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'O'Horten': Norwegian Wouldnew

It would be a mistake to overstate or oversell Bent Hamer's sweet, dry, restrained film, which applies an appealing spareness to the story of a 67-year-old man experiencing a transformative few days.
Eugene Weekly  |  Molly Templeton  |  09-11-2009  |  Reviews

'O'Horten' Examines Life After Retirementnew

A story of lonely, passive people struggling with age, infirmity and boredom might sound like a subtitled snooze-fest, but director Hamer deftly infuses this work with wry humor and a subtle surrealism that arrests the audience's attention.
Boise Weekly  |  Jeremiah Wierenga  |  09-02-2009  |  Reviews

Old People Are Worthwhile! (Well, At Least They Are in 'O'Horten')new

O'Horten sets out to disprove an equation that young folk calculate each time we see an old person eating a tuna melt by themselves, paying bus fare in nickels, or filling a shopping basket with single serving soup cans and cat food: elderly + alone = depressing.
The Portland Mercury  |  Allison Hallett  |  06-19-2009  |  Reviews

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