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Bent Hamer
Levi Henriksen (contributing writer)
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Release Date:
12 November 2010 (Norway) See more »
The film looks at those who are desperately trying to connect or reconnect with their families, friends, or anyone who will listen. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Nina Andresen Borud ... Karin
Arianit Berisha ... Goran
Joachim Calmeyer ... Simon

Trond Fausa ... Paul (as Trond Fausa Aurvaag)
Levi Henriksen ... Security Man
Cecile Mosli ... Elise

Patrick Mölleken ... Thomas (voice: German version)
Igor Necemer ... Serb
Tomas Norström ... Kristen
Kai Remlow ... Paramedic (as Kai Remlov)
Morten Ilseng Risnes ... Thomas
Sarah Bintu Sakor ... Bintu
Isaka Sawadogo ... Bintu's Father (as Issaka Sawadogo)
Kristine Rui Slettebakken ... Tone
Nadja Soukup ... Goran's Mother
Kyrre Haugen Sydness ... Hroar

Fridtjov Såheim ... Knut
Reidar Sørensen ... Jordan
Nina Zanjani ... Albanian Woman
Ingunn Beate Øyen ... Johanne Jakobsen
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Directed by
Bent Hamer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bent Hamer 
Levi Henriksen  contributing writer

Produced by
Catho Bach Christensen .... line producer
Christoph Friedel .... co-producer
Bent Hamer .... producer
Claudia Steffen .... co-producer
Original Music by
John Erik Kaada 
Cinematography by
John Christian Rosenlund 
Film Editing by
Pål Gengenbach 
Silje Nordseth 
Production Design by
Eva Norén 
Art Direction by
Tim Pannen 
Costume Design by
Karen Fabritius Gram 
Makeup Department
Therese Gaarde .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Alexander Broscheit .... unit manager
Katja Christochowitz .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kristian Mejdell Nissen .... first assistant director
Regina Tiefenthaller .... assistant director
Art Department
Anders Lunde .... stand-by props
Anna Paulson .... property master
Falk Wenzel .... set constructor
Sound Department
Petter Fladeby .... sound designer
Petter Fladeby .... sound re-recording mixer
Gunn Tove Grønsberg .... dialogue editor
Oliver Held .... assistant sound
Baard H. Ingebretsen .... sound editor
Morten Solum .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Matthias Albrecht .... digital film editor
Markus Bäuerle .... digital post supervisor
Michael Dohne .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Claudia Gittel .... flame artist
Sebastian Göhs .... digital colorist
Christoph Hasche .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Oliver Hohn .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Petter Idestroem .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Kerstin Kensy .... visual effects coordinator: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Marcin Kummer .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Thomas Lehmann .... flame artist
Sandra Neundorf .... digital post supervisor
Robert Pinnow .... visual effects producer: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Elmar Pohl .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Rayk Schroeder .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Niklaas Warda .... title designer
Matthias Wäsch .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Studios
Cato Lauvli .... visual effects blue screen consultant (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ola Austad .... second assistant camera
Georg Bozkurt .... gaffer
Morten Magnussen .... key grip
Sven Meyer .... key grip
Sonja Münten .... key grip
Endre Eken Torp .... first assistant camera
Konrad Zimmermann .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Celine Engebrigtsen .... casting
Sabine Schwedhelm .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sofie Rage Larsen .... set costumer
Music Department
Wrongroom .... music: studio
Other crew
Maria Herpich .... production assistant
Kai Hülsmann .... set manager
Aslaug Konradsdottir .... script supervisor
Nina Samdal .... production coordinator
Helga Maria Sulen Sund .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hjem til jul" - Norway (original title)
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90 min | Germany:79 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Germany:12 | Japan:R15+ | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud)


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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
um, there must be something in my eye, 18 September 2010
Author: shegoestoeleven from Toronto, Canada

Caught the last screening of this lovely little gem at TIFF yesterday afternoon. Most of the stories are a brilliant blend of heartbreaking darkness and excruciatingly beauty, with one notable exception. The manner in which Bent Hamer crafts the tales is - in a word - astonishing. He has inspired me to search out the collection of short stories that forms the basis of the script.

The cast is note perfect, and the film is lit so beautifully that several of the characters look positively succulent. And yes, that sounds odd, but after you see the film you'll understand.

The ending, which I will not spoil, literally made many of us in the audience gasp. And please stuff a few fresh tissues in your pocket, although it should be noted that I'm a bit of a soft touch.

A wonderful film indeed, Mr. Hamer.

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