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BEWARE OF CHILDREN

by Dag Johan Haugerud

synopsis

Lykke (13), the daughter of a prominent Labour Party politician, has accidentally beaten her classmate Jamie, the son of a local right wing-politician, to death. Lykke claims Jamie's death was an accident, but nobody believes her. The school's principal, Liv, is an idealist who, against her political beliefs, has been living in a secret relationship with Karl Erik, Jamie's father. When they can't keep their relationship a secret anymore, the surroundings react with disbelief. Liv's brother Anders is Lykke and Jamie's class teacher. He was supposed to be in the school yard when the accident happened, and is overwhelmed with guilt for not having been able to prevent the accident from happening. Like water surrounding an undertow, we'll experience how the community relates to the accident and the aftermath. How could it happen - and how is it possible to continue living afterwards?

international title: Beware of Children
original title: Barn
country: Norway, Sweden
sales agent: Picture Tree International
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Dag Johan Haugerud
film run: 157'
release date: NO 13/09/2019
screenplay: Dag Johan Haugerud
cast: Henriette Steenstrup, Jan Gunnar Røise, Thorbjørn Harr, Brynjar Bandlien, Andrea Braein Hovig, Hans Olav Brenner, Anne Marit Jacobsen, Ella Øverbye
cinematography by: Øystein Mamen
film editing: Jens Christian Fodstad
art director: Tuva Hølmebakk
costumes designer: Ida Toft
music: Arnaud Fleurent-Didier
producer: Yngve Saether
co-producer: Erik Hemmendorff, Tomas Eskilson
production: Motlys AS, Plattform Produktion, Film i Väst
backing: The Norwegian Film Institute (NO)
distributor: Arthaus
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