RETURNING HOME

Å VENDE TILBAKE

By Henrik Martin DAHLSBAKKEN

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Drama - Completed 2015

Two young brothers are forced to track down their absent father, having recently returned from service in Afghanistan, after he disappears during a reindeer hunt in the mountains.

Festivals
& Awards

Alice in the City 2015
Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2015
Nordic Film Days Lubeck 2015
Nordic Film Days Lübeck: NDR Prize (Main Award)
European Film Forum Scanorama 2015
Goteborg IFF 2016
Nordic Light
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • NORWAY
    • Languages
    • NORWEGIAN
    • Duration
    • 73 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Henrik Martin DAHLSBAKKEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Henrik Martin DAHLSBAKKEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Henrik martin DAHLSBAKKEN (FilmBros AS)
    • Synopsis
    • The film begins as Einar (Ingar Helge Gimle) returns to his family in Norway after serving as an officer in Afghanistan for nearly a year. Absent a clear father figure, the eldest brother Oscar (Åsmund Høeg) has assumed responsibility for little brother Fredrik (Fredrik Grøndahl) and the home, as their mother Anna (Lia Boysen) is bed-ridden most of the time.

      The homecoming does not turn out as expected, as the father seems distant upon seeing his family again. He goes out hunting the morning after and doesn’t return as promised that evening. After spending the
      entire night waiting, the boys decide to walk up the mountain, hoping to find their father. The search itself becomes a test of manhood and the brothers’ relationship – one from which they will return forever changed.
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