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US film rekindles local feud. An ongoing dispute is fuelled by where the work is filmed following last month’s arrival of Matt Damon and Christoph Waltz in Nordland County’s Svolvær. It has been said that filming of the science fiction comedy-drama ‘Downsizing’ began in Trollfjorden in Lofoten. Trollfjorden is located in Northern Norway and is one of the places visited by cruise company Hurtigruten.

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US film rekindles local feud

Published on Thursday, 4th August, 2016 at 16:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock   .
Last Updated on 4th August 2016 at 16:45.

An ongoing dispute is fuelled by where the work is filmed following last month’s arrival of Matt Damon and Christoph Waltz in Nordland County’s Svolvær.

Hurtigruten MS Finnmarken in Trollfjor
Hurtigruten MS Finnmarken in Trollfjor
Photo: Chris Shervey/Wikimedia Commons


It has been said that filming of the science fiction comedy-drama ‘Downsizing’ began in Trollfjorden in Lofoten.

Trollfjorden is located in Northern Norway and is one of the places visited by cruise company Hurtigruten.

Inhabitants on one side of the argument contend that belongs to the Vesterålen district and archipelago.

Those on the other side proclaim that it is part of the Lofoten district and archipelago.

Opinions about the issue have differed for at least 50 years, with the argument about Trollfjorden’s location flaring up periodically.

Historically, the early 19th Century saw Norway divided into regions. Legislation passed in 1837 (called Formannskapslovene) changed the way of dividing the Scandinavian country – from regions to municipalities.

Lofoten and Vesterålen were already established regions at that time, and were not taken into account when municipal borders were drawn up, however.

Efforts to gain a clear answer about in which district Trollfjorden lies have been unsuccessful.

Officials at the Norwegian Mapping Authority, Nordland County Governor’s Office, and Nordland County have avoided confronting the Troll directly.



Published on Thursday, 4th August, 2016 at 16:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock   .
Last updated on 4th August 2016 at 16:45.

This post has the following tags: trollfjorden, downsizing, kirstenwiig, films, movies, quarrel, us, norway, paywall.





  
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