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Thelma (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 15 September 2017 (Norway)
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A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge with devastating results.

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Joachim Trier

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Eskil Vogt (screenplay), Joachim Trier (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eili Harboe ... Thelma
Kaya Wilkins ... Anja
Henrik Rafaelsen ... Trond
Ellen Dorrit Petersen ... Unni
Grethe Eltervåg Grethe Eltervåg ... Thelma 6 år
Marte Magnusdotter Solem Marte Magnusdotter Solem ... Nevrolog
Anders Mossling ... Dr. Paulsson
Vanessa Borgli Vanessa Borgli ... Anjas mor
Steinar Klouman Hallert Steinar Klouman Hallert ... Kristoffer (as Steiner Kloumann Hallert)
Ingrid Giæver Ingrid Giæver ... Julie
Oskar Pask Oskar Pask ... Daniel
Gorm Alexander Foss Grømer Gorm Alexander Foss Grømer ... Gutt på fest (as Gorm Grømer)
Camilla Belsvik Camilla Belsvik ... Sykepleier hos nevrologen
Martha Kjørven Martha Kjørven ... Kvinnelig pleier
Ingrid Jørgensen Dragland Ingrid Jørgensen Dragland ... Pleier på Hellersmo
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Having just enrolled at a university in Oslo against her stern parents' will, the sheltered Biology freshman and devout Christian, Thelma, leaves for the first time the isolated Norwegian countryside, to start a new life away from home. Tangibly lonely, a casual conversation and one unexpected friendship with the beautiful fellow student, Anja, will broaden Thelma's hazy horizons; however, as the glacially alluring misfit wrestles with an onslaught of novel feelings, little by little, an unprecedented psychosomatic manifestation of repressed emotions start to take over. Indeed, a mystery cloaks soft-spoken Thelma's past, and the more she struggles to renounce her nebulous desire, the more violent becomes her quivering awakening. Can Thelma unearth a denied truth behind the stinging temptation? Written by Nick Riganas

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Norway | France | Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

La maldición de Thelma See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK47,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,841, 12 November 2017

Gross USA:

$147,391

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,463,727
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The song played at the dance floor is called 'Familiar' by Agnes Obel. See more »

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The first time Thelma goes on Facebook on her computer, everything is in English. In all subsequent social media on portable devices/phones, the text is in her native language. See more »

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Thelma: I feel angry with you, God. Why are you doing this to me? What do you want?
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Symphony No. 2
Composed by Philip Glass
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Original Film
30 March 2019 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The lonely religious Thelma (Eili Harboe) is a repressed teenager that has just left her overprotective father Trond (Henrik Rafaelsen) and her disabled mother Unni (Ellen Dorrit Petersen) in the countryside of Norway to join the university in Oslo. She has no friends and one day she has an epileptic seizure in the library. Then she befriends the student Anja (Kaya Wilkins) and tastes wine and cigarette for the first time. Soon they fall in love with each other and Thelma feels uncomfortable with the situation that is against her religious values. Thelma is submitted to a series of exams to find the cause of her seizures and she thinks of Anja during the tests. When Anja disappears, Thelma learns that she has telekinetic powers. Thelma decides to return home where she recalls what she did with her family when she was young.

"Thelma" is an original film with a different story, great screenplay and magnificent performance of Eili Harboe. The top-notch and beautiful cinematography and camera work give a magnificent beginning to this film. The genre is hard to be labelled since it blends art, drama, mystery, romance, eroticism and horror in right doses. Give a chance to "Thelma" and you may have a good surprise. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Thelma"


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