Sons of Norway

Sons of Norway  {Teory og Praksis}
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Sons of Norway
Teory og Praksis
Norway, 2011, 80 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: France/Denmark/Sweden
US Premiere
Topics: Comedy, Coming of Age, Drama
Program: World Cinema
Language: Norwegian, English English Sub-Titles

Is it possible to rebel when your free spirit father supports you unconditionally? This bittersweet coming-of-age tale, well directed by Jens Lien (The Bothersome Man), is the funniest, most poignant Scandinavian dramedy since My Life As A Dog. The action takes place in the 1970s, in an Oslo bedroom suburb. Surprisingly, one of the architects behind this tidy, dehumanizing, concrete development is Magnus, a rambunctious hippie with rather unorthodox ideas on child rearing. When a sudden tragedy nearly immobilizes Magnus, his teen son Nikolaj channels his rage and alienation into punk rock. Pierced, pomaded and prickly with attitude, he challenges the status quo of their suburban hell in ways that rile the town fathers. The unusual father-son relationship provides many of the film’s laughs (especially during the twosome’s summer holiday at a Swedish nudist camp) as well as Nikolaj’s more frustrating moments. The uninhibited Magnus doesn’t seem conscious of the line between father and friend, and he crosses it once too often for sensitive Nikolaj.

Director Jens Lien is expected to attend both screenings.

Producer: Chrístian Fredrik Martin, Asle Vatn
Editor: Vidar Flataukan
Screenwriter: Nikolaj Frobenius
Cinematographer: Morten Søberg
Music: Jan Inge (Ginge)
Principal Cast: Åsmund Høeg, Sven Nordin, Sonja Richter, Camilla Frisk, Trond Nilsen, Tony Veisle Skarpsno
Filmography: The Bothersome Man (2007), Jonny Vang (2003)
Print Source: Films Distribution -

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