Aberdeen (2000 film)

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This article is about the 2000 Norwegian-British film. For the 2014 Hong Kong film, see Aberdeen (2014 film). For other uses of Aberdeen, see Aberdeen (disambiguation).
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Swedish DVD cover
Directed by Hans Petter Moland
Produced by Petter J. Borgli
Tom Remlov
Written by Kristin Amundsen
Lars Bill Lundholm
Starring Stellan Skarsgård
Lena Headey
Charlotte Rampling
Music by Zbigniew Preisner
Cinematography Philip Øgaard
Edited by Sophie Hesselberg
Distributed by Svensk Filmindustri (SF) AB (Sweden)
First Run Features (USA)
Release dates
  • 8 September 2000 (2000-09-08) (Norway)
Running time
Norway: 113 minutes
USA: 106 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $6,500,000

Aberdeen is a 2000 Norwegian-British drama film directed by Hans Petter Moland, starring Stellan Skarsgård, Lena Headey and Charlotte Rampling.


Lena Headey stars as Kaisa, a young lawyer, just promoted, who has no apparent emotional attachments, prefers nameless encounters with men, and is surprised to receive a call from her dying mother (Charlotte Rampling) with a final request to bring her estranged father (Stellan Skarsgård) to the hospital. The film is a bit of a road movie with encounters along the way, some confrontational, such as boozing louts who harass her father or angry stewardesses issuing ultimatums, while some are romantic, such as a truck driver (Ian Hart) Kaisa attempts to use, but instead finds herself attached to. What started as an unavoidable chore, perhaps the last she'd never be able to dodge, becomes a new starting point in her life.



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