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LIMBO

by Maria Sødahl

synopsis

It’s the 1970s. Norwegian Sonia and her two young children arrive in Trinidad to join her husband Jo, who has been already working there as an oil engineer for six months. In this unfamiliar environment, Sonia is introduced to a novel – luxurious, but dull – way of living and a new code of ethics implemented by the expatriate men and followed to the dot by their idle wives. The luscious, sun-drenched exteriors of Trinidad life are a harsh contrast to the cold interiors, where the lives of the foreigners are founded on fragile façades, and when Sonia realizes that part of this new life involves her husband’s infidelity, she is unable to deal with the moral disintegration surrounding her.

original title: Limbo
country: Norway
sales agent: Svensk Filmindustri International
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Maria Sødahl
screenplay: Maria Sødahl
cast: Line Verndal, Henrik Rafaelsen, Bryan Brown, Lena Endre, Catherine Emmanuel, Arnold Goindhan, Garrett Schenck, Jane Willingham
cinematography by: Manuel Alberto Claro
film editing: Jens Christian Fodstad
art director: Niels Sejer
costumes designer: Bente Ulvik
music: Johan Söderqvist
producer: Gudny Hummelvoll, Petter Julian Borgli
production: SF Norge AS, Bob Film Sweden AB, Nimbus Film, Galt Alliance Films
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