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Bold, provocative, and irritating. Childish, petulant, and oversexed. All this can be said of an early 18th-century Danish–Norwegian, the Great Northern war hero Peter Wessel Tordenskjold. These descriptors apply just as well to Satisfaction 1720, a bawdy film romp based very loosely on Tordenskjold’s short, colourful life. Norwegian director Henrik Ruben Genz’s modern take on the outlandish adventures of Tordenskjold and his manservant Kold recalls Sophia Coppola’s mash-up Marie Antoinette, which featured that teenage monarch in Converse sneakers.

In Satisfaction 1720 Norwegian heart-throb Jakob Oftebro (Kon . . .

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