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Troubled Water (NOR)

Troubled Water De Usynlige (Norway (Denmark), 2008)

How do you find light, joy and purpose in life after a blow of fate?

Jan Thomas is released from prison after having served eight years - for what may have been an accident or murder ... Being a divinely gifted organist, he gets a position in a church. The priest is Anna, a single mother that Jan Thomas soon feels attracted to. He decides not to tell her about his past, but then Agnes, a teacher, comes on a school visit to the church. She recognizes the organist Jan Thomas as the young boy who was convicted of the murder of her son ...

Troubled Water skilfully combines two strong stories about people who try to come to terms with the past - and with their own fate. They try to accept who they have become, and to find a new way to relate to love. Troubled Water is the third film in Erik Poppe’s trilogy which started with Schpaaa and Hawaii, Oslo.

Please join us for an informal discussion after the film led by Pastor Kristin Sundt, Pastor at Mindekirken, The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis and Pastor Anne Løyning, Sjømannskirken's Pastor to Norwegian students in the US, Canada and Mexico. More details to come!

Note that although this film is primarily in Norwegian, one of the central actresses speaks her native Danish.

Director: Erik Poppe Run time: 115 min

11.12.2013. 19:15

2014 Sponsors Include

Finlandia Foundation
Finlandia Foundation National is the most important private source of support for Finnish and Finnish-American culture in the U.S.

American Swedish Institute


Norwegian American Weekly


Albertsson Hansen Architecture

Borton Overseas

Consulate General of Sweden

Danish American Center


Gustavus Adolphus College

Luther College

Mindekirken Norwegian Language & Culture Program

Moods of Norway

Custom Woven Interiors

Finlandia Foundation
Finlandia Foundation-Twin Cities

Gamle Ode

UiO International Summer School

Laurie Jacobi Original Designs in Wool


Northern Lavvu

Norway Connects

Norway House

Norwegian Glee Club

Polarn O. Pyret


Sámi Siida of North America

St. Olaf College

SWEA - Swedish Women's Educational Association International, Inc.

Trillium Tours

University of Minnesota Press

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Thank you!