Misery Harbour


1h 40m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Espen Arnakke is an aspiring writer who is writing a novel about his life as a teenager in the small Danish village of Jante. Feeling creatively stifled in the tiny town, he joins a ship headed to Newfoundland and instantly befriends the burly seaman, John Wakefield. The terrible conditions on boar

Film Details

Also Known As
Flykten från Jante, Misery Harbor
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Danish Film Institute (Dfi)
Distribution Company
Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alliance Films; Alliance Releasing
Location
Scandinavia; Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Espen Arnakke is an aspiring writer who is writing a novel about his life as a teenager in the small Danish village of Jante. Feeling creatively stifled in the tiny town, he joins a ship headed to Newfoundland and instantly befriends the burly seaman, John Wakefield. The terrible conditions on board cause him to jump ship and he washes up upon the shore of Misery Harbour. There he meets the girl of his dreams -- that is until Wakefied shows up to steal her away. Wakefield gets the girl and proceeds to torment Espen mercilessly until Espen finally lashes out at him. As a result, Espen flees to Denmark to purge himself of Wakefield's memory the only way he knows how -- by writing a novel.

Film Details

Also Known As
Flykten från Jante, Misery Harbor
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Danish Film Institute (Dfi)
Distribution Company
Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alliance Films; Alliance Releasing
Location
Scandinavia; Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States October 1999

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 27 - September 6, 1999.

Shown at MIFED in Milan, Italy October 17-22, 1999.

United Artists International was formerly known as G2 Films

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at MIFED in Milan, Italy October 17-22, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 27 - September 6, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999