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THE TREE FELLER

by Jorunn Myklebust Syversen

synopsis

Anders is a 39-year-old man who decides to give up on his ordinary life in the city. He moves to a quiet little farm that belonged to his deceased parents and spends his days out in the forest, aimlessly chopping down trees. Not a woodsman by any means and with no real plan, his only desire is to be out in nature, and to lose himself in the physicalwork. However, his attempt to escape is soon interrupted by the constant involvement of his pushy relatives who want to tell him what to do and how to do it. Soon it becomes clear that any chance of Anders finding freedom or space is gone, as he realises that he has just traded in one claustrophobic existence for another.

international title: The Tree Feller
original title: Hoggeren
country: Norway
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Jorunn Myklebust Syversen
film run: 82'
release date: NO 7/04/2017
screenplay: Jorunn Myklebust Syversen
cast: Benjamin Helstad, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Aurora Nossen, Bjarne Syversen, Inger Grethe Syversen, Terje Syversen
cinematography by: Marte Vold
film editing: Jorunn Myklebust Syversen, Christian Siebenherz
producer: Maria Ekerhovd
production: Mer Film
distributor: Mer Filmdistribusjon

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