As I Fall follows the unconventional relationship between a father and son as they cling to one another under the looming threat of addiction and separation.   

Love does not discriminate. It can grow anywhere. Even in places where it perhaps shouldn't.

As I Fall follows the unconventional relationship between a father and son as they cling to one another under the looming threat of addiction and separation.  JOACHIM is 29 years old. He’s attractive, but his charming smile veils the daily battle he fights within himself as he struggles to manage a heroin addiction. He smokes everyday and tries to quit almost every other. He hates the drug and the control it has over him, but it removes his pain. His loneliness.  After years locked in a cycle of abuse, JOACHIM is on the verge of a breakdown.  Then JOACHIM gets an unexpected call from his ex-girlfriend, MARIA. She’s been arrested and is worried about their 8-year-old son, LUKAS. Joachim hasn’t seen Lukas since he was born. 

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2018
Release date (national):
2018-09-21
Production company:
DNF Productions AS
Producer:
Jan Lindvik
Gyda Velvin Myklebust
Line producer:
Gyda Velvin Myklebust

Director

  • Magnus Meyer Arnesen

    Magnus Meyer Arnesen (b. 1981) graduated from the Polish National Film School in Lodz in 2010. His graduation film Sing me to sleep won numerous international awards and was nominated for an Amanda in 2011. He has directed a wide range of films, both documentaries and fiction. He is currently doing a masters degree in directing at the Norwegian Film School. Når jeg faller is his debut as a feature film director.

    Magnus Meyer Arnesen

Cast

Joachim:
Preben Hodneland
Lukas:
Marius Aandal Pedersen
Maria:
Alexandra Gjerpen
Sverre:
Vidar Sandem
Thomas:
Morten Svartveit
Psychologist:
Trine Wiggen
Mette:
Kjærsti Odden Skjeldal
Tove:
Selome Emnetu
Phillip:
Ola G. Furuseth
Susanne:
Ingeborg Sundrehagen Raustøl

Awards

2018:
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Special Jury Prize #1

Festivals

2018:
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
2019:
Dhaka International Film Festival
2019:
Cleveland International Film Festival
2019:
Fajr International Film Festival
2019:
Scandinavian Film Week, Bonn

Crew

Director:
Magnus Meyer Arnesen
Screenplay:
Magnus Meyer Arnesen
Kristian Landmark
Cinematographer:
Ivar Taim
Camera:
Odd Helge Haugnes
Editor:
Jaak Ollino Jr.
Composer:
David Stephen Grant
ProductionDesigner:
Mirjam Veske
Set Decorator:
Susanne Vågsæter
Prop Master:
Stine Aas Nundal
Costume Designer:
Jenny Bernson
Makeup artist:
Hedda Virik
Sound Design:
Tamás Stéger
Daniel Angyal
Sound engineer:
Tamás Stéger
VFX supervisor:
Torgeir Busch
VFX artist:
Kai Bortne
First assistant director:
Jakub Strangemuller
Script:
Dara Van Dusen
Casting:
Celine Engebrigtsen

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in mins:
91'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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