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Status : Completed

Original title : Å vende tilbake

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Directed by : Henrik Martin DAHLSBAKKEN

Cast : Oscar – Åsmund HØEG (Sons of Norway, All That Matters Is Past)
Fredrik – Fredrik GRØNDAHL (Troubled Water, Into the Dark)
Einar – Ingar Helge GIMLE (Cross My Heart And Hope To Die)
Anna – Lia BOYSEN (The Last Sentence, Search)

Synopsis

The film begins as Einar (Ingar Helge Gimle) returns to his family in Norway after serving as an officer in Afghanistan for nearly a year. Absent a clear father figure, the eldest brother Oscar (Åsmund Høeg) has assumed responsibility for little brother Fredrik (Fredrik Grøndahl) and the home, as their mother Anna (Lia Boysen) is bed-ridden most of the time.

The homecoming does not turn out as expected, as the father seems distant upon seeing his family again. He goes out hunting the morning after and doesn’t return as promised that evening. After spending the
entire night waiting, the boys decide to walk up the mountain, hoping to find their father. The search itself becomes a test of manhood and the brothers’ relationship – one from which they will return forever changed.

Produced by : Henrik Martin DAHLSBAKKEN

Year : 2015

Nationality : Norway

Language : Norwegian/Swedish

Length : 73'

Screening : DCP

Awards

  • Nordic Film Days Lübeck: NDR Prize (Main Award)

Festivals

  • Alice in the City 2015
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2015
  • Nordic Film Days Lubeck 2015 (Nordic Film Days Lübeck: NDR Prize (Main Award))
  • European Film Forum Scanorama 2015
  • Goteborg IFF 2016 (Nordic Light)

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