LICHT (1998)

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Alternative titles

  • WAAR BLIJFT HET LICHT? Alternative
  • Die STUNDE DES LICHTS Alternative
  • WHEN THE LIGHT COMES Alternative


Comedy drama. A young female college student, Ellen, decides to advertise for an unusual holiday job and eventually finds herself with a good-looking young man, Robbert, on a boat in the vicinity of the Arctic Circle. While making a stop for supplies, Ellen decides on the spur of the moment that she would like to spend the entire winter with a trapper just for the experience. The trapper she 'drops in on' turns out to be a loner called Lars, who has very little English and mainly husky dogs for friends. Gradually they build up a friendship as the temperature outside begins to dip.

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