Tante Pose (film)

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Tante Pose is a 1940 Norwegian film, directed by Leif Sinding, based on the book by Norwegian author Gabriel Scott.

It stars a memorable Henny Skjønberg in the title role.


The Christmas preparations are under way at the wealthy Bals family farm. Everyone is busy getting ready for days of season celebrations when a message arrives that puts an immediate damper on the festivities; Magistrate Bals' cranky old sister - nicknamed "tante Pose" (direct translation: aunt bag) - has announced her arrival at the farm. The aunt and old grandpa Bals can't stand each other and from the moment she shows her face there is a state of war between the two, seriously complicating the family celebrations.

The movie was a huge hit in Norwegian movie-theaters in 1940 and has since grown to become a staple of Norwegian Christmas traditions, being shown on television every Christmas.

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