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Norwegian Ninja (2010)

Mads Ousdal , Jon Oigarden , Thomas Cappelen Malling  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Mads Ousdal, Jon Oigarden
  • Directors: Thomas Cappelen Malling
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: Norwegian
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Dark Sky Films
  • DVD Release Date: August 30, 2011
  • Run Time: 77 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004SEUIX8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #244,011 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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In 1984 high ranking Norwegian diplomat Arne Treholt was tried and convicted of acting as a spy on behalf of the Soviet Union. But what if the courts got it wrong? What if the case against him was a sham? What if dare we consider Treholt was not a spy at all but a patriot of the highest order and the leader of a secret ninja force created by King Olav? A ninja force locked in a secret battle against all who would challenge Norwegian sovereignty?
 
A fictionalized account of the most notorious political scandal in Norwegian history, Norwegian Ninja is a deliciously tongue-in-cheek spoof of the Cold War spy movie, with added ninja action. Because, as everyone knows, every story can be made better with ninjas. Blending historical events and actual newsreel footage of the Treholt affair with his own less-than-historical elements, writer-director Thomas Cappelen Malling creates the Rushmore of ninja films, a film that wryly questions just how truthful the truth really is. And then sends a ninja to punch the truth in the face.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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I live in a world where everyone would want to see a movie entitled "Norwegian Ninja." Obviously, we have something in common--because here you are! It's hard not to be delighted by the subject matter of the film. It takes one of the largest political scandals in Norwegian history and writes an alternate, and absolutely lunatic, version of actual events. However, I'm afraid some of the humor and satire might be lost in the translation for overseas audiences as we may not be particularly familiar with the source material. I, myself, still enjoyed this Cold War spoof on its own merits but offer a cautious recommendation. Depending on your expectations, the film will be a real treat or a cultural oddity. If you are expecting non-stop fighting and comic mayhem due to the "Ninja" in the title, you'll likely be disappointed by the gentler tone of the film. The movie plays more as an outlandish spy spoof than as an action epic. And the film's humor doesn't rely so much on jokes or pranks but on an absurd hyper-reality.

Mixing newsreel footage and fake educational films with the central narrative, "Norwegian Ninja" starts off with the capture of a high ranking diplomat spy. Based on the real life incident in 1984, Arne Treholt was convicted of espionage for the Soviet Union. But was there more to the story? It seems so according to first time filmmaker Thomas Cappelen Malling. Malling builds an elaborate world that includes international intrigue, secret plots, and an island paradise inhabited by an elite team of ninjas (for the record, these are ninjas that are more attuned to the peaceful qualities of Eastern mysticism than to the brutality normally associated with ninja films).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Troll Hunter good June 28, 2012
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What's up with Norway? First they give us the fabulous and original pseudo documentary "Troll Hunter". Now we get "Norwegian Ninja". This is a great parody of the spy/ninja/action film. Lots of cheesy special effects and crazed dialogue. I had to stop the film several times because I was laughing so hard I needed a break. This is the kind of film you may have to watch more than once to catch the visual puns scattered in the scenery. Please Norway give us more of these clever comedies to offset the very tired comic book action movies big studios currently being produced.
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I live in a world where everyone would want to see a movie entitled "Norwegian Ninja." Obviously, we have something in common--because here you are! It's hard not to be delighted by the subject matter of the film. It takes one of the largest political scandals in Norwegian history and writes an alternate, and absolutely lunatic, version of actual events. However, I'm afraid some of the humor and satire might be lost in the translation for overseas audiences as we may not be particularly familiar with the source material. I, myself, still enjoyed this Cold War spoof on its own merits but offer a cautious recommendation. Depending on your expectations, the film will be a real treat or a cultural oddity. If you are expecting non-stop fighting and comic mayhem due to the "Ninja" in the title, you'll likely be disappointed by the gentler tone of the film. The movie plays more as an outlandish spy spoof than as an action epic. And the film's humor doesn't rely so much on jokes or pranks but on an absurd hyper-reality.

Mixing newsreel footage and fake educational films with the central narrative, "Norwegian Ninja" starts off with the capture of a high ranking diplomat spy. Based on the real life incident in 1984, Arne Treholt was convicted of espionage for the Soviet Union. But was there more to the story? It seems so according to first time filmmaker Thomas Cappelen Malling. Malling builds an elaborate world that includes international intrigue, secret plots, and an island paradise inhabited by an elite team of ninjas (for the record, these are ninjas that are more attuned to the peaceful qualities of Eastern mysticism than to the brutality normally associated with ninja films).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie May 29, 2013
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A well done movie. Hilarious.

You know those movies that are cheesey, so-bad-they're-good? Well this movie spoofs itself into one of those -- and it’s brilliant! Great movie. I loved it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ninja Magick + Fjords = Totally Rad July 11, 2012
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This is one of those rare films that manages to be totally awesome even though in a very real sense a lot of it's actually "bad." Now that's not to say this is one of those way-out-there flicks that you have to be a huge film nerd or really knuckle down to enjoy. It's just a ton of fun....plain and simple.

Best I can do to describe this:
The off-beat texture of a Wes Andersen movie, with the a hint of a bad 80's Chuck Norris flick, the weird self-depracating humor of Napoleon Dynamite, and a touch of something close to Kenny Powers.

What makes this such a total treat is that, while it's not exactly the best action movie ever, the special effects can range from "OK" to breath-takingly "Cheezy", the humor is not exactly obvious, and at times it doesn't make a whole bunch of sense... it somehow all manages to come together in a way that's truly special. The real Ninja Magic of the film is how it manages to pull taking itself very seriously one moment, and then be totally off the wall, screwball in the blink of an eye with little to no segway, without being confusing or annoying. It's great.

The story itself is based on a real-life character in Norwegian politics who sold secrets to the Russians, but honestly that's superfluous to the overall experience. Long story short - Norway has a secret island full of Ninja's with special powers and they have to stop the bad guys. You'll probably miss a bunch of what's going on from a Norwegian perspective but it's not in anyway shape or form a deal breaker. Watching the main character appear in a room in a cloud of cheap smoke effects - is what makes this worth it.

So if you're looking for something new, fun and off the beaten path to watch, and you're reading this review...Good News For You Then.
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