In Norway during the 1800,’s a little girl named Dina accidentally causes the dramatic death of her mother. Overcome with grief, her father refuses to raise her, leaving her in the care of household servants. Her only friend is the stable boy, Tomas. Dina (Bonnevie) grows up wild and unmanageable. In her teenage years, she is afforded a musical tutor and she develops a crush on him but it seems everything she cares for, accidentally dies. When a wealthy port owner Jacob (Depardieu), more than twice her age and a recent widower, asks for her hand, Dina’s fortune changes quickly. Soon she applies her intellect and strong will, to govern the port operations with her husband. Jacob’s two sons have very different views on Dina and realize her youth leaves them powerless in their father’s empire. Jacob’s premature, and suspicious death, brings their conflict to the surface, as their father’s will seems lost leaving the entire fortune automatically to Dina. At the same time her childhood friend, Tomas, (Eccleston) reappears in her life. I AM DINA is an epic tale of fate and fortune, featuring great performances by an all star cast against the stunning background of the Norwegian fjords.
Director: Ole Bornedal
Starring: Maria Bonnevie (Jerusalem, Insomnia, 13th Warrior), Gerard Depardieu (Green Card, Paris, Je T’Aime, 102 Dalmations), Christopher Eccleston (Amelia, Heroes, 28 Days Later), Mads Mikkelsen (Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale)
Running Time: 125 Minutes