Mikkel Gaup

Breaking the Waves (1996)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalTear-jerker

In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Katrin Cartlidge  •  Jean-Marc Barr

In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Katrin Cartlidge  •  Jean-Marc Barr

Free Jimmy (2006)

Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nielsen
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Simon Pegg  •  Phil Daniels  •  David Tennant

Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nielsen
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Simon Pegg  •  Phil Daniels  •  David Tennant

Pathfinder (1987)

Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjuder", roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area, including the parents and their little daughter, the family's teenage son, Aigin, observes the slaughter. He manages to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nils Gaup
CAST:  Mikkel Gaup  •  Svein Scharffenberg  •  Ingvald Guttorm  •  Nils Utsi

Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjuder", roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area, including the parents and their little daughter, the family's teenage son, Aigin, observes the slaughter. He manages to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nils Gaup
CAST:  Mikkel Gaup  •  Svein Scharffenberg  •  Ingvald Guttorm  •  Nils Utsi

The Minister of State (1997)

A man uses a case of mistaken identity to gain the confidence of a small village, and in the process exposes universal human traits: honour, greed, honesty, and eventually love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul-Anders Simma
CAST:  Mikkel Gaup

A man uses a case of mistaken identity to gain the confidence of a small village, and in the process exposes universal human traits: honour, greed, honesty, and eventually love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul-Anders Simma
CAST:  Mikkel Gaup

En helt vanlig dag på jobben (2010)

A young man dreams of becoming a journalist, in order to write stories which may change the world. This does not turn out as planned, and instead he ends up as a reporter for the celebrity magazine Se og Hør. We are observing a man who gradually loses all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terje Rangnes
CAST:  Kristin Eidså  •  Mikkel Gaup  •  Ingar Helge Gimle  •  Sindre-Benedict Henriksen

A young man dreams of becoming a journalist, in order to write stories which may change the world. This does not turn out as planned, and instead he ends up as a reporter for the celebrity magazine Se og Hør. We are observing a man who gradually loses all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terje Rangnes
CAST:  Kristin Eidså  •  Mikkel Gaup  •  Ingar Helge Gimle  •  Sindre-Benedict Henriksen

Inside/Out (1997)

Against the barren wintry backdrop of a psychiatric hospital, inpatients and authority figures drift through turgid psychological states. We meet the artist Jean and his lover Monica, patients of the facility, and several characters circling its periphery: a guard, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Tregenza
CAST:  Stefania Rocca  •  Frédéric Pierrot  •  Bérangère Allaux  •  Mikkel Gaup

Against the barren wintry backdrop of a psychiatric hospital, inpatients and authority figures drift through turgid psychological states. We meet the artist Jean and his lover Monica, patients of the facility, and several characters circling its periphery: a guard, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Tregenza
CAST:  Stefania Rocca  •  Frédéric Pierrot  •  Bérangère Allaux  •  Mikkel Gaup

Detour (2009)

Driving back to Norway, Lina and Martin reach a roadblock where a policeman tells them to take a detour deep into the Swedish forest. But soon one creepy incident after another leaves them stranded in the dark woods and everything seems much too bizarre to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Severin Eskeland
CAST:  Jens Hultén  •  Marte Germaine Christensen  •  Jeppe Beck Laursen  •  Severin Eskeland

Driving back to Norway, Lina and Martin reach a roadblock where a policeman tells them to take a detour deep into the Swedish forest. But soon one creepy incident after another leaves them stranded in the dark woods and everything seems much too bizarre to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Severin Eskeland
CAST:  Jens Hultén  •  Marte Germaine Christensen  •  Jeppe Beck Laursen  •  Severin Eskeland

The Miracle (1991)

Two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe the blonde Renee, and Jimmy is immediately fascinated by her and even follows ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Lorraine Pilkington  •  Niall Byrne  •  Donal McCann  •  Beverly D'Angelo

Two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe the blonde Renee, and Jimmy is immediately fascinated by her and even follows ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Jordan
CAST:  Lorraine Pilkington  •  Niall Byrne  •  Donal McCann  •  Beverly D'Angelo

The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)

Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nils Gaup
CAST:  Mikael Persbrandt  •  Anni-Kristiina Juuso  •  Aslat Mahtte Gaup  •  Mikkel Gaup

Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nils Gaup
CAST:  Mikael Persbrandt  •  Anni-Kristiina Juuso  •  Aslat Mahtte Gaup  •  Mikkel Gaup

Burnout 2 (2016)

After two years in prison for participating in an illegal street race, Roy says no to a new illegal winter race from Bergen to Murmansk. But then he hears that his daughter will participate with a boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hallvard Bræin
CAST:  Anders Baasmo Christiansen  •  Ida Husøy  •  Vegar Hoel  •  Jonas Hoff Oftebro

After two years in prison for participating in an illegal street race, Roy says no to a new illegal winter race from Bergen to Murmansk. But then he hears that his daughter will participate with a boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hallvard Bræin
CAST:  Anders Baasmo Christiansen  •  Ida Husøy  •  Vegar Hoel  •  Jonas Hoff Oftebro

Cloudboy (2017)

Cityboy Niilas (12) is sent to his mother in Lapland. The only one succeeding in making contact with him is his new sister Suna (11). She takes him on a journey in the magical woods where shy Niilas turns into a wild cloudboy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Meikeminne Clinckspoor
CAST:  Geert Van Rampelberg  •  Mikkel Gaup  •  Sara Sommerfeld  •  Daan Roofthooft

Cityboy Niilas (12) is sent to his mother in Lapland. The only one succeeding in making contact with him is his new sister Suna (11). She takes him on a journey in the magical woods where shy Niilas turns into a wild cloudboy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Meikeminne Clinckspoor
CAST:  Geert Van Rampelberg  •  Mikkel Gaup  •  Sara Sommerfeld  •  Daan Roofthooft

Gavagai (2016)

German businessman Carsten Neuer travels to Norway to finish the impossible translation of some Norwegian poems by Tarjei Vesaas into Chinese, a project of his late wife. He hires Niko, a down-on-his-luck tour guide, to drive him to the poet's home and places of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Tregenza
CAST:  Andreas Lust  •  Mikkel Gaup  •  Anni-Kristiina Juuso  •  Joakim Nango

German businessman Carsten Neuer travels to Norway to finish the impossible translation of some Norwegian poems by Tarjei Vesaas into Chinese, a project of his late wife. He hires Niko, a down-on-his-luck tour guide, to drive him to the poet's home and places of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Tregenza
CAST:  Andreas Lust  •  Mikkel Gaup  •  Anni-Kristiina Juuso  •  Joakim Nango

Macbeth (2004)

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bo Landin  •  Alex Scherpf
CAST:  Toivo Lukkari  •  Anitta Suikkari  •  Mikkel Gaup  •  Alex Scherpf

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bo Landin  •  Alex Scherpf
CAST:  Toivo Lukkari  •  Anitta Suikkari  •  Mikkel Gaup  •  Alex Scherpf

Isogaisa - the movie (2014)

The Isogaisa festival runs for a week starting with lectures, workshops and nature walks from Monday until Thursday and then has its main events during the weekend. Another festival in this area of Norway is Riddu Riddu that is similar in the way that it has a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raitis Vulfs
CAST:  Nikolai Taleev  •  Elisabeth Heilmann Blind  •  Mikkel Gaup  •  Ingor Ânnte Âilu Gaup

The Isogaisa festival runs for a week starting with lectures, workshops and nature walks from Monday until Thursday and then has its main events during the weekend. Another festival in this area of Norway is Riddu Riddu that is similar in the way that it has a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raitis Vulfs
CAST:  Nikolai Taleev  •  Elisabeth Heilmann Blind  •  Mikkel Gaup  •  Ingor Ânnte Âilu Gaup

Covid side-effects (2020)

This hilarious short film Covid side effects shows how pandemic and physical distancing times can be helpful when trying to break up with a partner with whom one hasn't had strong passionate feelings in long time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sara Margrethe Oskal
CAST:  Sara Margrethe Oskal  •  Mikkel Gaup  •  Sverre Porsanger

This hilarious short film Covid side effects shows how pandemic and physical distancing times can be helpful when trying to break up with a partner with whom one hasn't had strong passionate feelings in long time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sara Margrethe Oskal
CAST:  Sara Margrethe Oskal  •  Mikkel Gaup  •  Sverre Porsanger