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The Bothersome Man

The Bothersome Man

by Jens Lien

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The Scandinavian model torn to pieces

Review: The Bothersome Man

The Scandinavian model torn to pieces

Jens Lien's surreal black comedy, which shakes up the all-too-perfect Scandinavian way of life, has been collecting awards at international festivals since its launch in the Cannes Critics' Week 2006 

The dark side of "the Ikea life"

Interview: Jens Lien • Director

The dark side of "the Ikea life"

Aspiring rock star Jens Lien rocks the image of Scandinavian social democracy and model of well-being, using fantasy as a genre to freely explore his visual and narrative style 

"I make films that intrigue me"

Interview: Jørgen Storm Rosenberg • Producer

"I make films that intrigue me"

Jens Lien chose Jørgen Storm Rosenberg as his producer because of the way he reacted on the script 





international title: The Bothersome man
original title: Den Brysomme mannen
country: Norway, Iceland
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2006
directed by: Jens Lien
screenplay: Per Schreiner
cast: Trond Fausa Aurvåg, Petronella Barker, Per Schaanning, Birgitte Larsen, Johannes Joner

main awards/selection

EFA 2006 selection
Cannes 2006 Critics' Week (selection)
ACID Award
Amanda 2006 Best Director (Jens Lien), Best Actor (Trond Fausa Aurvåg), Best Orignial Screenplay (Per Schreiner))
Göteborg International Film Festival Fipresci Prize
Norwegian Film Critics’ Prize 2007 

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