This 2002 Norwegian adaption drama is available on You Tube in parts, but I watched it

via  Netflix,  for YT see below.  I enjoyed this flick, and the soundtrack.

For those watching movies with others or are concerned about such things,  there is nudity and  death.   All of the versions I found are in English.  Though the actors have various accents all had good diction so they could be easily understood.

I found this information in the comments:

“It is an international co-production. It has mostly Norwegian actors, along with Depardieu and Eccleston etc., the director is Danish and production is shared between many countries. The book is by a Norwegian writer and it takes place in Norway.”

From Me:

I am going to read the book from which the film was adapted:  DINA’S BOOK  by   Herbjorg Wassmo  translated from Danish to English by Nadia M. Christensen .  I hope to enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed OUT OF AFRICA  by   Isak Dinesen  (nome de plume  used by the Danish author Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke).

I did read in reviews and comments on Amazon that  the Kindle version sold on amazon has typos.  Dunno, myself, but I sure hope the print book doesn’t have typos.  Whereas I often don’t see my own typos, those in books glare at me and are disturbing.   You can tell which publishers edit with some sort of spell check and which publishers actually have human proof readers.

Dina’s Etude by  Marco Beltrami


I AM DINA    1 of 10  playlist   I watched the movie via Netflix, rather than this playlist by  marieccleston·


Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

In pre-revolutionary Russia, a poor Jewish peasant must contend with marrying off his three daughters while antisemitic sentiment threatens his home.

Director: Norman Jewison
Writers: Sholom Aleichem (adapted from stories by), Joseph Stein (stageplay), and 1 more.
Stars: Topol, Norma Crane and Leonard Frey

The Snow Walker



When the plane carrying  a maverick bush pilot and a sick, young, Inuit woman, Kanaalaq, crashes hundreds of miles from civilization, they are at the mercy of nature’s worst. While search parties try to find the downed plane Charlie decides to trek over land, promising the woman that he will return with help. Despite her weakened condition, she follows Charlie and nurses him back to health when insects, cold and starvation threaten to kill him shortly after he leaves. Kanaalaq teaches him the skills he will need to survive and he comes to respect her wisdom and love her valiant spirit as they each set out into the wilderness. Each will finds a startling and solitary destiny in the beautiful and stark tundra.

Innocent Voices



Based on the true story of screenwriter Oscar Torres’s embattled childhood, Luis Mandoki’s Innocent Voices is the poignant tale of Chava (Carlos Padilla), an eleven-year-old boy who suddenly becomes the “man of the house” after his father abandons the family in the middle of a civil war.

In El Salvador in the 1980s, the government’s armed forces are already recruiting twelve year olds, rousting them out of their classes at the local middle school. If he is lucky, Chava has just one year of innocence left, one year before he, too, will be conscripted to fight the government’s battle against the peasant rebels of the FMLN. Chava’s life becomes a game of survival, not only from the bullets of the escalating war, but also from the dispiriting effects of daily violence. As he hustles to find work to help his single mother pay the bills, and experiences the pangs of first love for a beautiful classmate, Chava’s tiny home village becomes both playground and battlefield.

Armed only with the love of his mother (Leonor Varela) and a small radio that broadcasts a forbidden anthem of love and peace, and faced with the impossible choice of joining either the army or the rebels, Chava finds the courage to keep his heart open, and his spirit alive, in his race against time