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THE ORANGE GIRL

by Eva Dahr

synopsis

Georg lives with his mother Veronika in Oslo. On his eighteenth birthday, he receives a thick letter which his father wrote just before he died, when Georg was only six years old. On the same day, Georg is going to the mountains, equipped with skis and telescope, in order to photograph a rare celestial phenomenon. He is ambivalent concerning his father's letter, and has repressed his memories of him. Still, he brings the letter with him. On the train to the mountains, he meets Stella, of the same age as him. In the letter, his father asks Georg a fundamental existential question: What's the point of living when we're going to die anyway, maybe even when life is at its best? Would you want to be born if you had a choice? But before Georg is allowed to answer, his father wants to tell him a story about the Orange Girl he met in 1982.

international title: The Orange Girl
original title: Appelsinpiken
country: Norway, Germany, Spain
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Eva Dahr
film run: 90'
release date: NO 27/02/2009, GR 20/09/2012
screenplay: Andreas Markusson
cast: Mikkel Bratt Silset, Harald Thompson Rosenstrøm, Annie Nygaard, Emilie K. Beck, Rebekka Karijord
cinematography by: Harald G. Paalgard
film editing: Perry Eriksen
art director: Angelica Böhm
costumes designer: Gro Gillesen
producer: Axel Helgeland, Helmut Weber, Thomas Springer, Alvaro Alonso, Frida Ohrvik
production: Helgeland Films AS
distributor: Sandrew Metronome, PCV
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