When Helena Mikkelsen is given the reins to a struggling small-town football club, she becomes the first ever woman to coach a top division men’s team. In her fight for the club's survival she must stand her ground against hateful players, abusive fans and a rampant media turning her every move into front page news.   

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Motlys A/S
Yngve Sæther
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DR Sales


  • Arild Andresen

    Arild Andresen (b. 1967) has directed in excess of 100 commercials for the Moland Film Company since 1999, and has received numerous national and international awards for his work in this field, as well as for other commissioned films he's directed. While commercials may have been his bread and butter, Andresen also worked on other productions before making his debut as a feature film director. He directed the short film Mary in 1999, and both wrote and directed the two shorts Pokerface (1996) and Sit Tight (2003).
    Sit Tight (2003)

    He also directed the television series The Boys in 2006, which became the first Norwegian television series ever to be nominated for an Emmy Award, and has since been sold to TV-channels and networks all across the world. Andresen made his debut as a feature film director with the highly acclaimed youth comedy The Liverpool Goalie in 2010. The film had its international premiere at the international film festival in Berlin in 2011, where it won the Crystal Bear for Best Film in the 14plus section of the Generation Competition, as well as received Special Mention from the Generation International Jury of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk. It has since been screened at numerous festivals around the world.

    Arild Andresen


Ane Dahl Torp
John Carew


Berlin International Film Festival


Johan Fasting
Christian Almerud Owe
Linn-Jeanethe Kyed
Erlend Loe
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Johan Fasting
Arild Andresen

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