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Aberdeen

Synopsis

A rare UK-Norwegian collaboration, Aberdeen reunites actor Stellan Skarsgard with Hans Petter Moland, the acclaimed writer-director of their much admired 1996 feature Zero Kelvin. An emotional road movie, it co-stars Lena Headey as a young lawyer reluctantly fulfilling her ailing mother's request that she bring her alcoholic father back from Oslo to the Scottish oil industry capital of Aberdeen. Her intention is to enrol him in a rehab programme, but en route they are both forced to re-examine their relationship and the reasons for their trip.

'It's a very tough and exceptionally unsentimental account of the bond that develops between the daughter and the father during their journey,' explains co-producer John McGrath. 'When I read it I loved the characters, the quality of the writing and the fact it was set in Scotland. It felt a very natural co-production project rather than some Euro-pudding and it actually reactivates a long dormant UK-Norway co-production treaty.'


Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Running Time
105 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Hans Petter Moland
Producer
John McGrath
Co-Producer
John McGrath
Executive Producer
Tom Remlov
Editor
Sophie Hesselberg
Screenwriter
Hans Petter Moland
Director of Photography
Philip Ogaard
Production Designer
Janusz Sosnowski
Music
Zbigniew Preisner
Principal Cast
Ian Hart, Charlotte Rampling, Stellan Skarsgaard, Lena Headey.

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Production Company

Freeway Films
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UK

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