A Handful of Time

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A Handful of Time
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Nigel Hawthorne, Espen Skjønberg, Susannah York
Directed by Martin Asphaug
Produced by Harald Ohrvik for
Svenska Filminstitutet
Norsk Film AS
Written by Erik Borge
Starring Espen Skjønberg
Camilla Strøm-Henriksen
Nicolay Lange-Nielsen
Bjørn Sundquist
Minken Fosheim
Music by Randall Meyers
Cinematography Philip Øgaard
Edited by Einar Egeland
Distributed by Norsk Film A/S
Release date
  • 12 October 1989 (1989-10-12)
Running time
97 minutes
Country Norway
Language Norwegian

A Handful of Time (En håndfull tid) is a 1989 Norwegian film directed by Martin Asphaug. Starring Espen Skjønberg, Camilla Strøm-Henriksen, Nicolay Lange-Nielsen and Bjørn Sundquist, the film also features Susannah York and Nigel Hawthorne. The film was selected as the Norwegian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 62nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1]


The elderly Martin believes he hears the voice of Anna, the love of his youth who died during childbirth fifty years before. Guided by her voice, Martin escapes from his nursery home and begins a journey that echoes a chain of fatal events from his past, which increasingly merge with the present.


  • Winner of the "Best Film" award at the Amanda awards in 1990.
  • Camilla Strøm-Henriksen, winner of the "Best Actress" award at the Amanda awards in 1990.
  • The Norwegian entry to the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1990.
  • 1990 Rouen Festival du cinéma Nordique, Prix A.C.O.R.[2]
  • 1990 Rouen Festival du cinéma Nordique, Prix de la presse

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ Rouen Festival du cinéma Nordique. "Palmarès" (in French). 

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