I am Dina

I am Dina
Amanda Jean Kvakland

Amanda Jean Kvakland

Screen Time: 25%
Role: Little Dina
Age: 8 years old


I am Dina

Jeg er Dina (Denmark) (Norway), Jag är Dina (Sweden)
Rating: 6.33 (6 votes)
Directed: Ole Bornedal
Country: Norway/Sweden
Language: English
Genre: Drama

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In Northern Norway during the 1860s, a little girl named Dina accidentally causes her mother's death. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of the household servants. Dina grows up wild and unmanageable, with her only friend being the stable boy, Tomas. She summons her mother's ghost and develops a strange fascination with death as well as a passion for living. Family friend Jacob encourages Dina's father to hire Lorch, a tutor who introduces her to the cello. When Dina is old enough, she marries Jacob and moves to Reinsnes, a port he runs with his mother, Karen, and his stepsons Niels and Anders. Niels doesn't like Dina's wild ways, or the fact that she has taken over accounting duties at Reinsnes. Dina's eccentric tendencies become even stronger, eventually leading Jacob into an accident of his own and bringing Tomas back into her life.

Movie Reviews

She is Dina.. duh..

Alright, you're probably wondering what this film (and I'm using this word very loosely here) is about. Well, to be totally frank with you, that's a pretty damn good question. Let's see, uhm, there's this girl named Dina who hasn't got anything better to do than repeatedly utter the words "I am Dina" like every 10 minutes or so in order to distract you from the very fact that there really is no plot at all except for the pretty dumb story of a 6 year old that accidentally kills her mother and isn't able to cope with that incident. The following 100 minutes (which actually seem like half a century) are stretched to the very max with inane dialogue, boring talk about how men are the worst thing that ever happened to our precious mother earth and bear the weight of every single mistake known to mankind on their shoulders, sex scenes that wouldn't be half as bad if that actress playing Dina wouldn't be so incredibly ugly and scenes that show Dina herself getting away with one murder after another because she's been hit by her father once when she was young... and therefore had a difficult childhood (you gotta admit that really is a justified reason for manslaughter). Other than that there is no concept behind "I Am Dina" whatsoever.

The only hilight: Amanda Jean Kvakland..

So after 30 minutes or so, switch it off.