Appelsinpiken (2009)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - Germany, Spain, Norway, United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

A young man learns a valuable lesson from a man he never knew in this drama from filmmaker Eva Dahr. Jan (Harald Thompson Rosenstrom) is riding on a streetcar one day when he sees a young woman get on board, carrying a bag of oranges. Jan is immediately smitten with her beauty and her smile, and he tries to help her when he drops the bag and the oranges scatter across the floor. When the woman steps off, Jan tries to follow her, but he can't find her, and for the next few weeks he spends his time looking for the woman, while two decades later she still haunts his memories. Many years later, 16-year-old Georg (Mikkel Bratt Silset) is heading to Norway for a trip devoted to skiing and watching the stars. Shortly before he leaves, Georg is given a letter that was written by Jan, his father who died when he was a baby. Georg isn't so sure he cares about what this stranger has to say, but when he meets a pretty girl on the train, Jan's story of the young woman with the oranges takes on a new meaning. Appelsinpiken (aka The Orange Girl) received its United States premiere at the 2010 Cinequest Film Festival.

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letter, repression, ski-resort