The Dutch geologist Alfred has given himself the task of proving the hypothesis that the peculiar round holes that can be found in the North of Norway are actually the result of meteorites. But the rock he’s searching for will not be found by him. In Beyond Sleep, Alfred will have to reach the end of the world to finally find himself.

Geologist Alfred has given himself the task of proving the hypothesis that the peculiar round holes that can be found in the North of Norway are actually the result of meteorites. He joins a scientific expedition across the tundra, a journey that is plagued by setbacks. His travel companions are much better equipped in dealing with the brutal environment, and both mosquitoes and the midnight sun keep him awake. Alfred loses his compass, his companions, his faith, his bearings, his way.

In Beyond Sleep, Alfred will have to reach the end of the world to finally find himself.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2015
Production country:
Netherlands
Co production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2015-02-01
Production company:
Key Film BV
Co production company:
Nordisk Film Production AS
Producer:
Hanneke Niens
Johannes de Wolf
Co producer:
Aage Aaberge
Sales agent:
TrustNordisk ApS

Director

  • Boudewijn Koole

    Boudewijn Koole (b. 1965) took the world of cinema by storm with his debut feature Kauwboy (2012). The story of a lonely ten-year-old who finds comfort in raising a jackdaw, Kauwboy became an instant critics’ darling worldwide. It won over 30 major awards, among others the European Discovery Award 2012, a Crystal Bear at the Berlinale, was the Dutch entry for the Academy Awards and was voted Best European Youth Film in early 2013.

    Boudewijn Koole

Cast

Anders Baasmo Christiansen
Per Tofte
Thorbjørn Harr
Pål Sverre Hagen
Reinout Scholten van Aschat

Crew

Director:
Boudewijn Koole
Screenplay:
Boudewijn Koole
Based on:
Nooit meer slapen by Willem Frederik Hermans
Cinematographer:
Melle van Essen
Camera:
Chiel van Dongen
Editor:
Gys Zevenbergen
Composer:
Alex Simu
Other Music:
Mari Boine
ProductionDesigner:
Merete Bostrøm
Prop Master:
Stine Marie Kurthi Andreassen
Costume Designer:
Halvor Johannes Lie
Makeup artist:
Veslemøy Fosse Ree
Sound Design:
Mark Glynne
Sound Recording:
Adrianus Stoop
Ghassan Al Zabri

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Black and White
Sound format:
Stereo

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