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Aberdeen [DVD] [2000]

Release Date:04/23/2002
Hans Petter Moland's road film/family drama Aberdeen comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include an interview with the director, the original theatrical trailer, and biographies of the cast and crew. This is a fine disc from First Run Features that is enjoyable, but probably has too little on it to appeal to the average DVD consumer.

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    Special Features

    • Interview with Director Hans Petter Moland
    • Cast & crew biographies
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Scene access
    • Interactive menus


    Set in Norway and Scotland, Aberdeen is a road movie that is as concerned with the geography of the heart as that of a topographical map. Kaisa (Lena Headey) is an ambitious lawyer who has just celebrated her recent promotion by having dominant sex with a man whose name she has no interest in learning. When her estranged mother, Helen (Charlotte Rampling), whom she hasn't been in contact with for a decade, calls her up to tell her that she is dying of cancer, Kaisa is faced with her mother's request to track down her divorced husband, Tomas (Stellan Skarsgard). A raging drunk, Tomas has been frequenting the pubs of Norway for a number of years, and Kaisa, after some initial hesitation, sets out for Oslo to find him. When she is finally reunited with Tomas, his drunkenness prevents them from being allowed on the flight back to Aberdeen, where her mother is hospitalized. Kaisa and Tomas embark on an overland journey that takes them across Norway and on a ferry to England, with Tomas drinking constantly and Kaisa discovering something that may be love with a self-effacing truck driver (Ian Hart). ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Lena Headey
      Lena Headey - Kaisa
    • Ian Hart
      Ian Hart - Clive
    • Charlotte Rampling
      Charlotte Rampling - Helen

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