Som du Ser Meg
Norway, 2012, 117 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topics: Comedy, Women
Program: New Voices/New Visions
Language: Norwegian English Sub-Titles
First time director Dag Haugerud has a distinctive way of observing human beings and the dilemmas that daily life offers. Playful and nuanced, I Belong is an extremely Norwegian tragicomedy about three women who have a small soft-spot in their personality, and are hit hard when their idiosyncrasies meet the light of day.
A nurse gets into a dispute at work because she switches to speaking English when she gets nervous. A translator compromises her integrity when persuaded to translate a book she doesn't believe in. A financially struggling elderly woman and her daughter are humiliated when a well-to-do relative offers a gift of one million kroner.
I Belong shows how what may seem like something of little importance to one person can seem like a grand disaster to another. It’s about people who mean well, but end up hurting one another. And about how those who act on integrity and feelings are seen as troublesome in a society where the ideal is to behave rationally.
DIRECTOR: Dag Johan Haugerud
Producer: Yngve Saether
Editor: Jens Christian Fodstad
Screenwriter: Dag Johan Haugerud
Cinematographer: Kim Hiothoy
Music: Peder Kjellsby
Principal Cast: Ane Dahl Torp, Anne Marit Jacobsen, Birgitte Larsen, Henriette Steestrup, Laila Goody, Ragnhild Hilt, Trine Wiggen
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: K5 International - www.k5international.com