Directed by Hans Petter Moland
We are rapidly approaching 900. This is very exciting! I plan on continuing my servitude to the Book by completing the other editions after I finish my Indiana Jones copy. To my knowledge the full List currently includes 1157 films. It will be so strange reviewing current movies...but I am rambling. Back to the film at hand: Zero Kelvin.
Henrik Larsen decides to move to Greenland and become a fur trapper after his girlfriend rejects his marriage proposal. Talk about not handling rejection well. He shares a tiny cabin with Randbaek, a sadistic trapper, and Holm, a reserved scientist. As they are stuck in complete ice-olation, there is snow telling what will happen if they don't find a way to peacefully coexist. I should tell my dad about that line; he would be pleased.
This would be a great play and hey, if this story was on stage we probably wouldn't have to watch sled dogs be mistreated. Anyway, this was a great film with intelligent dialogue and a powerful atmosphere. I did think Randbaek was a little cartoonish in his villainy at first, but I was ultimately won over by all of the characters.
One of the hidden gems on The List and worth checking out.
Filmed in Svalbard.