A family of a father, a mother and their son is looking forward to go on vacation. On the way they experience an accident, and their lives are suddenly and unexpectedly turned upside down. ... See full summary »
A family of a father, a mother and their son is looking forward to go on vacation. On the way they experience an accident, and their lives are suddenly and unexpectedly turned upside down. This is a story about a father and his son's journey through a landscape of sorrow, after they tragically lose the one person they love the most. It's about how they deal with their new everyday life without her, and their strain to win control over the new situation. The woman who dies was the "glue" that kept the family together, and without her they feel like they have to make a new start, a situation that exhausts them both. They realize that they haven't spent much time together, and have a hard time trying to communicate with each other. Even simple things like making a meal becomes a challenge. The father experience the loss of this woman so strongly that he isn't able to pull himself together and take responsibility of his own and his son's life. In pure desperation he meets with the ... Written by
A perfect little family is ruined by a freak accident on the way to holiday. We meet again the father and son trying to cope after the funeral. But dad isn't doing well at all, and is literary falling into pieces in grief over his loss, seeking comfort in the bottle, before seeking a kind of help his son can do without. The 12 year old son is on his own grief-stricken, and does his best, but is not able to get into his fathers world. Dad ends up in the hospital, where a new tragedy is about to happen.
The story is well played by Frithjof Såheim (the father) and Odin Waage (the son) is doing an outstanding debut. This heavy story is told with realism and love, and shows how life can go from pure happiness with life's little everyday troubles, to the family losing completely grip of the everyday events.
Not something to see while being depressed, but a strong heartfelt story. In the end, the story turns to a more hopeful setting, giving the title "Sammen" ("Together") meaning and hope.
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