Arild Andresen

  • Arild Andresen – Kompani Orheim (2012)

    2011-2020Arild AndresenDramaNorway

    Jarle is 24 when a phone call rouses him from his drunken sleep. It is his mother, telling him that his father is dead. Instead of sadness, Jarle is filled with anger and a sense of relief. It forces his mind back to something he’d rather forgotten – his childhood at the orphanage in Stavanger. When “Orheim” was his surname; – set in 1980s Stavanger, this coming-of-age drama tells of Jarle’s conflicts with his alcoholic father Terje, who sees himself as the family’s “company commander”, a position which he simultaneously sabotages with his bouts of violence; and of the consolation that Jarle seeks in pop music and political commitments – and in the girls that cross his path. The Orheim Company” sensitively and compassionately depicts a conflict in generations in the shape of a boy growing up with an alcoholic father, but also an energetic story about teenage lust, pain and passion – about liberation and redemption; that many members of the cinema audience can relate to.Read More »

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