Zero Kelvin (film)

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Zero Kelvin
Directed by Hans Petter Moland
Produced by Esben Høilund Carlsen
Written by Lars Bill Lundholm
Music by Terje Rypdal
Cinematography Philip Øgaard
Edited by Einar Egeland
Release date
Running time
118 min (113 min in USA)
Country Norway
Language Norwegian

Zero Kelvin (Norwegian: Kjærlighetens kjøtere) is a 1995 Norwegian film starring Stellan Skarsgård, an actor known to English-speaking audiences from his roles in such films as Good Will Hunting.

In 1920s Oslo, Henrik Larsen (Gard B. Eidsvold), an aspiring poet, leaves his girlfriend (Camilla Martens) to spend a year as a trapper in Greenland, where he is teamed with a sailor (Stellan Skarsgård) and a scientist (Bjørn Sundquist). The men are trapped in a tiny hut, as the arctic winter sets in, and a complex and intense love/hate relationship develops between the poet and the sailor - both who are more similar to one another than either would like to admit. Their conflict plays out in isolation amidst stunningly bleak arctic scenery, filmed in Svalbard.


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