Singing in the Snow

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Members of the Berlevåg Male Choir sing in praise of ancestral heroes

The fishing port of Berlevag is about as far as you can get from anywhere, perching on the Barents Sea above the Arctic Circle in Finnmark, Norway's northernmost county. Despite the remote location and frozen terrain, Berlevåg has something to warm hearts across much of Europe — a 30-man amateur choral ensemble starring in a poignant and quirky film called Heftig & Begeistret, or Cool & Crazy.

Cool & Crazy, which has plucked the heartstrings of the Nordic countries and arrived to praise in Britain, is to open in the coming weeks in France, Germany and elsewhere. But hold on...

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