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If someone ever asks you if you would like to see a Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish or Russian comedy then...well, I won’t say “Run for your life!!” but I will say “Be careful”.

Movies in the north loves to deal with serious issues like death, drugs, alcohol and other fun stuff, and even most of our comedies will leave you with a feeling that the world is a horrible place.

You think I’m exaggerating? Fine, but don’t say I didn’t warn you when you sit in the dark, crying.

A nice example is this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE4ZBcK01HU It’s considered one of the funniest scenes in the movie. He doesn’t like that the cow is looking at him.
And punching woman is funny too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2WrE7SKmK4


3rd April 2010

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3 days ago #9401478        
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I haven't done much with Scandinavian or Russian comedy, as comedy doesn't tend to translate well, and my knowledge of the languages isn't good enough to get most of the jokes (especially given that timing is so much of humor). But what I have experienced is a bit darker than most of ours, and certainly odder (at least to an American). The literature, fairy tales, and movies I have seen are also much, much darker. Russian far more so than Scandinavian ones, but it's true for all of those countries. And I have read quite a bit of Scandinavian and Russian literature, and a decent number of fairy tales, and a few movies. I can think of many examples, like the Speckled Hen (only in Russia would a golden egg be a BAD thing), Assa, Per Gynt, Twilight Country, the Water Snake, Independent People, etc.

I'm guessing that the long, dark winters play a big role. It really is depressing when the sun barely rises above the horizon, until you've lived somewhere like that, it's hard to know how much it affects one. I didn't think it would me, I like winter (and where I live, our winters are harsher than most of the populated areas of Scandinavia or Russia), and I like the dark, and don't mind being inside. But going outside when it's noon, and it looking like dusk, I can't explain why, but it has a big impact. And Alaska is the only part of the US at similar latitudes, and few live there. And while Canada has more land mass that far north than the US does, it has even fewer people up there. Anchorage is the only city in the US or Canada over 50K people that is as far north as Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo, or Saint Petersburg, the smallest of which is over twice as big as Anchorage (Oslo, at 650K).



4 days ago #9401365        
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Yeah, only thing not as dark are our comedians, and even that's debatable



6 days ago #9400398        
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I've yet to see a swedish comedy without a funeral :P



FTKnight

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12 days ago #9398444        
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..... and i thought your normal humor was strange...



1 month ago #9385790        
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Yes, Scandi -Noir comedy is an acquired taste.



Igneous

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1 month ago #9385655        
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@Taryn
Ikr



Taryn

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2 months ago #9384945        
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@Igneous Thanks for that! That makes it even better!!!



Igneous

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2 months ago #9384944        
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I found both very funny to say at the least
@taryn for the cow video the first comment has the translation.



Taryn

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2 months ago #9384943        
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I'm American, and couldn't understand a single word in the clips. But that was the funniest thing i have seen in ages!!! XD I think I must have a very Scandinavian sense of humor!



2 months ago #9376230        
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I found it disturbing when I saw that man shoot the cow



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