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In a dystopian city on the verge of collapse after cockroaches have   taken over, a brotherhood sends 17-year-old Tim on a mission to blow up the   cockroaches’ nest. But a meeting with a stranger makes Tim reconsider his   perception of reality.  

Cockroaches is an animated fable about exclusion and extremism,   showing how search for acceptance can have fatal consequences. In a time when   the extreme right is once again marching across many European countries, the   film aims to send a warning.       

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2022
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2022-06-08
Release date (international):
2022-06-07
Production company:
Mikrofilm AS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Fond for lyd og bilde
Viken Filmsenter
Fritt Ord Foundation
Bergesenstiftelsen
Producer:
Tonje Skar Reiersen
Lise Fearnley

Director

  • Adel Khan Farooq

    Adel Khan Farooq (b. 1991) is a Norwegian director, author and journalist known for films and articles related to alienation, radicalization and extremism. He won wide acclaim with his documentary film The Norwegian Islamist (2017) and is currently in production with his live action feature debut. Cockroaches is Farooq's first venture into animation.  

    Adel Khan Farooq

Cast

Tim:
Marlon Langeland
Paul:
Aksel Hennie
Atif:
Abdulhakim Hassane

Festivals

2022:
Animafest Zagreb - World Festival of Animated Film
2022:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2022:
Anibar Animation Festival
2022:
Fredrikstad Animation Festival
2022:
Chicago International Children's Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Adel Khan Farooq
Screenplay:
Adel Khan Farooq
Editor:
Adel Khan Farooq
Zaklina Stojcevska
Composer:
Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim
ProductionDesigner:
Patricio Delpeche
Katerina Pantela
Sunniva Fluge Hole
Sound Design:
Johannes Dekko
Animator:
Tuva Synnevåg

Technical information

Genre:
Animation
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 7.1
Length in min's:
10'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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