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Nord

North

Yngve Saether (Producer)

Brede Harland (Producer)

Erlend Loe (Schriftsteller)

Marte Aunemo (Schauspielerin)

Anders Baasmo Christiansen (Schauspieler)

Rune Denstad Langlo (Regisseur)

Moderation: Jenny Zylka

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NORTH

Following a nervous breakdown, former skiing ace Jomar Henriksen finds a job as a piste patroller. Once a big name in international freestyle downhill skiing, he has now withdrawn to the snow-covered wastes. Since skiing is no longer of any interest to him, he also begins to overlook his duties as an attendant. Instead of issuing ski passes and making sure that the ski lift is working properly, he spends most of his time smoking, drinking and lazing.
Then one day an old friend turns up and all of a sudden he sees a fresh opportunity to put this life behind him and start afresh. The friend tells Jomar that he is the father of a child living in the north of the country. After inadvertently torching his dwelling, Jomar decides to set off alone on his snowmobile with nothing but five litres of alcohol to keep him going.
However, without his snow goggles he doesn’t get far. Blinded by the snow, he has to seek help from a young woman who lives with her grandmother in a remote hut. Obliged to spend time with her in a darkened room, Jomar discovers in her a lonely soul who, like himself, longs to be with other people. This is not to be his only strange encounter. On his long journey north Jomar comes across tanks, dangerous tunnels, a mysteriously tethered Sami, full fridges in empty houses and unusual ways of getting drunk … and, in the end, maybe even his own child.

Norway 2008, 78 min

by

Rune Denstad Langlo

with

Anders Baasmo Christiansen
Marte Aunemo
Lars Olsen
Mads Sjogard Pettersen
Astrid Solhaug
Kyrre Hellum

World Sales

Memento Films International