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Sofies Verden

Alternative title
Sophie’s World
Synopsis
An epic fantasy film. Sophie (Silje Storstein) is a 15 year-old-girl who believes she is living an ordinary life but through an unusual set of circumstances realises she is not. She is in fact a fictional character from a novel called ‘Sophie’s World’. Once she realises this, with the help of her friend and teacher in philosophy Alberto Knox (Brömssen), Sophie tries to escape from the novel and sets out on an epic adventure. Sophie travels throughout European history and cultures from Ancient Greece to the present. In the Renaissance she meets Shakespeare where he is rehearsing an actor playing Hamlet. Shakespeare speaks to Sophie saying ‘to be, or not to be’, thus focusing on her own questions of identity and the meaning of existence.
Language
Norwegian (Nynorsk)
Country
Norway
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1999
Duration
113 mins; 3112 feet

Credits

Director
Eric Gustavson
Producer
John M. Jacobsen; Oddvar Bull Tuhus
Cinematographer
Kjell Vassdal
Screenplay
Petter Skavlan
Music
Randall Meyers
Art Direction
Bjarle Braaten
Cast
Kare ConradiHamlet
Mark TandyWilliam Shakespeare
Silje StorsteinSophie Amundsen
Thomas von BrömssenAlberto Knox

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Time Travel

Notes

General
Based on a novel by Jostein Gaarder.
History
A television series was made consecutively with the film.

Production Company

Name

Norsk Rikskringkasting

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
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