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Ikke Naken

Ikke Naken
Julia Krohn

Julia Krohn

Screen Time: 95%
Role: Selma
Age: 11 years old
Bernhard Naglestad

Bernhard Naglestad

Screen Time: 80%
Role: Andy
Age: 12 years old
Maria Elisabeth A. Hansen

Maria Elisabeth A. Hansen

Screen Time: 10%
Role: Elin
Age: 10 years old
Marie Kinge

Marie Kinge

Screen Time: 10%
Role: Ingun
Age: 9 years old

 

Ikke Naken

2004
The Colour of Milk (International: English title), Die Farbe der Milch (Germany)
Rating: 6.94 (49 votes)
Directed: Torun Lian
Country: Norway
Language: Norwegian
Genre: Coming of Age, Drama, Romance
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425125

Summary

a film about love and other natural disasters...

For Selma, love is disastrous, a natural catastrophe that took her mother's life when Selma was born. But if love can't be trusted, the intellect can. Science is the solution and a Nobel Prize is the goal. Determined not to have any interest in boys, her world is rocked when she meets Andy, who is also interested in Science, or at least pretends that he is.

But is it even possible to meet on a purely intellectual level when you are 12 years old and all your hormones are going berserk? The Color of Milk deals with great existential questions with an undertone of black humour. And Selma's constantly furrowed forehead and serious inner monologue are in sharp contrast to the breathtakingly beautiful scenery and the relaxed images of summer and holidays.

Movie Reviews

One of Europe's great coming of age modern classics, and certainly Norway's masterpiece on the subject of first love. Despite the 12 year old girl being too precocious and philosophical for her age, this movie captures the pain, melancholy and melodrama of first love, right on the spot. Excellent directing by Torun Lian, beautiful music by Odin and √ėyvind Staveland.

Highly recommended!