DirectorPal Sletaune Budget2.1 million USD Duration LanguageNorwegian
WriterPal Sletaune, Jonny Halberg Release dateFebruary 21, 1997 (Norway) Initial releaseFebruary 21, 1997 (Norway) CastRobert Skjærstad (Roy Amundsen), Andrine Sæther (Line Groberg), Per Egil Aske (Georg Rheinhardsen) Similar moviesBlackhat, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Importance of Being Earnest, Waking Ned Devine, The Tourist
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Junk Mail (Norwegian: Budbringeren) is a 1997 Norwegian film directed by Pål Sletaune. The film won many awards including Best Actress for Eli Anne Linnestad, Best Actor for Robert Skjærstad and Best Film for Pål Sletaune at the Amanda Awards in Norway and the Mercedes-Benz award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was selected as the Norwegian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 70th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Junk Mail tells the story of lazy, nosy postman Roy Amundsen who has a bad habit of dipping into the mail of his customers. He takes this further when he finds the keys to the apartment of laundry assistant Line Groberg and decides to investigate her apartment. This leads to all manner of complications when he saves her life and then discovers that she's been coerced into covering up a crime and looking after money for local gangster.
Junk Mail received generally positive reviews and currently holds a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.