In a small Norwegian town the working week comes to an end. Thirtysomething Martin imagines the monotonous lives of strangers behind the windows of neighbouring offices. Then he takes a look at himself. His stream of thought makes him begin to have doubts about his own life. Embarking on a journey inside his head, he feels the need to be alone in nature. After asking his son about his day and sleeping with his wife, he packs a rucksack and jogs away from his family, into the mountains. Whether it is an unexpected confrontation with a hunter at an inopportune moment, an involuntary dip in an icy lake or turning into an eagle: Martin’s imaginary expedition constantly provides him with new ways to confront – relentlessly but with humour – his anxieties, dreams, neuroses and sexual desires. How is it supposed to work? How can he participate in his own life as son, partner and father? As with his directorial debut Fjellet (Panorama 2011) Ole Giæver once again allows the mountains to become a physical and emotional force field for naked existence that provides new ways of seeing life. He himself plays the role of Martin – his performance is both charming and disarmingly funny.
by Ole Giæver, Marte Vold
with Ole Giæver, Marte Magnusdotter Solem, Sivert Giæver Solem, Rebekka Nystabakk, Ellen Birgitte Winther, Per Kjerstad, William Valle Bache-Wiig, Trond Peter Stamsø Munch