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O'HORTEN

by Bent Hamer

synopsis

The story of engine driver Odd Horten, who has difficulty adapting to his new life as a pensioner. "As the train leaves the station without engine drive Odd Horten on board, he realises that the way ahead is a journey without printed timetables and well-known stops. Horten has become a pensioner and the platform doesn’t feel like safe to stand on anymore", says Bent Hamer.

international title: O'Horten
original title: O'Horten
country: Norway, Germany, France
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Bent Hamer
release date: NO 26/12/2007, FR 18/06/2008, FI 18/07/2008, DE 18/12/2008, BE 28/01/2009, NL 19/02/2009, UK 08/05/2009, IT 19/06/2009
screenplay: Bent Hamer
cast: Bård Owe, Espen Skjønberg, Ghita Nørby, Bjørn Floberg, Henny Moan, Bjarte Hjelmeland, Kai Remlov
cinematography by: John Christian Rosenlund
film editing: Pål Gengenbach
art director: Kalle Juliusson
producer: Bent Hamer
production: BulBul Film A/S, Pandora Filmproduktion
backing: Norwegian Film Fund
distributor: Scanbox Entertainment Norge AS, Océan Films (FR), Pandora (DE), CNC (BE), Amstelfilm (NL), Artificial Eye (UK), Archibald Film (IT)

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