★★★★☆ Norway. 1h58m. Drama. Directed Hans Petter Moland. Written by Lars Bill Lundholm. Cinematography by Philip Øgaard. Edited by Einar Egeland. Music by Terje Rypdal. Starring Stellan Skarsgård, Gard B. Eidsvold, Bjørn Sundquist, Camilla Martens, Paul-Ottar Haga, Johannes Joner, Erik Øksnes, Lars Andreas Larssen.
In 1920s Oslo, Henrik Larsen (Gard B. Eidsvold), an aspiring poet, leaves his girlfriend (Camilla Martens) to spend a year as a trapper in Greenland, where he is teamed with a sailor (Stellan Skarsgård) and a scientist (Bjørn Sundquist). The men are trapped in a tiny hut, as the arctic winter sets in, and a complex and intense love/hate relationship develops between the poet and the sailor — both more similar to one another than either would like to admit. Their conflict plays out in isolation amidst stunningly bleak arctic scenery, filmed in Svalbard.