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O Horten

Tue 14 July 2009 // 20:00
Wed 15 July 2009 // 20:00
Thu 16 July 2009 // 20:00

(Mon 13th to Thurs 16th / 8pm / £4/3/2ttt)
(Bent Hamer / Norway / 2007 / 90 minutes / Certificate PG)

Odd Horten has spent his whole working life as a train engineer on the Bergen line. He will make one last journey over the mountain before he retires. But when the train leaves the station without Horten on board, he realizes that the remainder of the journey will take place without printed timetables and familiar stations. Odd Horten has retired, and the platform does not feel like a safe place to remain. O’Horten is a melancholy comedy about engineer Odd Horten’s first arduous days and nights en route from his working life to his
post-retirement existence. Through warmly humorous and absurd situations, we become acquainted with the somewhat timid Horten. This portrait of him becomes a captivating depiction of an elderly man losing his sense of direction – and refinding it.