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LETTER TO THE KING

by Hisham Zaman

synopsis

A group of five refugees make a daytrip to Oslo, a welcome respite from their monotonous life in the outskirts of society. It is also a day to rectify the past and justify a new future. Each with their own history, and their own agenda, they arrive in the capital city of a country that would seem to offer everything they could hope for. Their stories are woven into a whole by a letter, written by 83-year-old Mirza, who intends to deliver it to the king.

international title: Letter to the King
original title: Brev til Kongen
country: Norway
sales agent: New Morning Films
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Hisham Zaman
film run: 75'
release date: NO 17/01/2014
screenplay: Mehmet Aktas, Hisham Zaman
cast: Ali Bag Salimi, Zheer Durhan, Nazmi Kirik, Hassan Dimirci, Ivan Anderson, Derin Kader
cinematography by: Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen
film editing: Sverrir Kristjánsson, Inge-Lise Langfeldt, Arild Tryggestad
art director: Åsmund Stemme
production: Film Farms
backing: Dubai Film Market, Storyline Studios, film3
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