By Jens LIEN

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Drama - Completed 2011

& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2011
Contemporary World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • NORWAY
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jens LIEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Antoine SIMKINE (Les films d'Antoine), Asle VATN (Friland Produksjon), Christian Fredrik MARTIN (Friland Produksjon)
    • Synopsis
    • Nikolaj moves to Rykkin, where his father has helped design the new satellite town. His father is playful, a self-declared free spirit. He firmly believes that a new community spirit will flourish in Rykkin. Nikolaj tries to make sense of life under the thumb of his optimistic and energetic father. They're a happy little alternative family - until his mother is suddenly killed in a traffic accident.His father spirals into self-centred grief, and Nikolaj is left to deal with his sorrow over the loss of his mother and the disintegration of his family. As things fall apart at home, Nikolaj is drawn to the darker side of Rykkin.His father claws his way back from the brink, eyeing new opportunities in his son's interest in punk rock. He applauds Nikolaj's rebellion. But how can Nikolaj grow when his father is more of a child than he is ?