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SONS OF NORWAY

by Jens Lien

synopsis

It's 1978 and 14-year-old Nikolas is living an idyllic existence with his young brother and his archetypal, politicized hippie parents, the energetic Magnus and the angelic Lone. When Lone is killed in a car accident, Magnus falls into a deep depression. Nikolas has nowhere to turn until his best friend proudly slaps his latest purchase on the turntable: The Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks…. Soon enough, Nikolas finds a new use for safety pins and buys a guitar. The real rub comes when his father partially snaps out of his depression. Instead of disciplining Nikolas, Magnus encourages him. It may be hard to rebel, but it's even tougher when your father is listening to the same records as you.

international title: Sons of Norway
original title: Sønner av Norge
country: Norway
sales agent: Films Distribution
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Jens Lien
film run: 88'
release date: NO 09/09/2011, SE 13/04/2012, FR 06/06/2012, DE 05/07/2012, AT 06/07/2012
screenplay: Nikolaj Frobenius
cast: Åsmund Høeg, Sven Nordin, Sonja Richter, Tony Veisle Skarpsmo, John Lydon
cinematography by: Morten Søborg
film editing: Vidar Flataukan
art director: Are Sjaastad
music: Jan Inge (Ginge)
producer: Christian Fredrik Martin, Antoine Simkine, Bo Erhardt, Maja Dyekjær, Tomas Eskilsson, Christer Nillsen
production: Friland, Les Films d'Antoine, Nimbus Film ApS, Film i Väst
distributor: Zootrope Films, Alamode Film, Norsk Filmdistribusjon, Thimfilm GmbH

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