The legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal’s epic 4,300 miles crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, to prove that this could have been done in pre-Columbian times for South Americans to settle in Polynesia. Read More »
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Frida is different. Marius, on the other hand is the most perfect boy in class. When they have to work together at school, it’s the start of a turbulent and challenging relationship. Generation Achievement meets impossible love. Read More »
Beware of Children traces the dramatic aftermath of a tragic event in a middle class suburb of Oslo.
During a break in school 13 year-old Lykke, the daughter of a prominent Labour Party member, seriously injures her classmate Jamie, the son of a high profile right-wing politician. When Jamie later dies in hospital, contradicting versions of what actually happened risks making a difficult and traumatic situation worse. Read More »
Norwegian Ninja is the true story of how Commander Arne Treholt and his Ninja Force saved Norway during the Cold War. In 1983 the Ninja Force discovers that the sinister NATO force Stay Behind, who take charge in times of war and emergency, are planning a coup-d’état in peacetime. Treholt and the Ninjas see only one solution: a full can of whoop-ass.
In 1984, the charismatic Norwegian diplomat Arne Treholt (38) is arrested on charges of spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately sentenced to 20 years in prison. Read More »
A teenage girl struggles to survive and to find her younger sister during the July 2011 terrorist mass murder at a political summer camp on the Norwegian island of Utøya. Based on the true terrorist act commited by Anders-Behring Breivik July 22nd 2011. Read More »
In a remote Norwegian mountain-area in the thirties, two 12 year old girls Siss and Unn meets. They are friends, but for Unn it is more serious, she admits to have secret and indecent fantasies about her girlfriend. Read More »
Unable to find work, Harald (co-director Sissner) babysits for his friend Alvilde’s child when Alvilde heads off each day to her factory job. The child’s father perished at sea, and soon Harald is treating the child very much as his own; having won over her child, Harald then sets his sights on the mother. A huge critical and commercial success, The Big Christening is reminiscent of early Rene Clair both in its inventive use of sound — the opening scene, showing the start of a day at the factory, is practically a symphony of industrial machine sounds — as well as in its portrait of modest working-class lives. The film’s title refers to one of the recurring subplots, dealing with the reluctance of the church to baptize the child of an unmarried woman. Read More »