Norsk filminstitutt

Fighters is a film about identity, togetherness, and the difference one person can make. 

In the film, we follow the youth worker Berat, tasked with rescuing the youngster Mamo from a criminal network. The two develop a close relationship that helps Mamo in a new direction. Still, when Berat takes Mamo's side in a police case, the police begin digging into Berat's upbringing in Hallingdal. There they find conditions that they believe are incompatible with his position as a youth worker.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2022
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2022-10-07
Production company:
Medieoperatørene AS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Viken Filmsenter
Fritt Ord Foundation
Fond for lyd og bilde
Oslo Filmfond
Producer:
Ingvil Giske
Film consultant:
Eirin Gjørv
Cecilie Stranger-Thorsen

Director

  • Jon Haukeland

    Jon Haukeland (b. 1973) is an award-winning director, playwright, and journalist known for his work with the hybrid genre in documentaries in films such as The Man Who Loved Haugesund (2003), Reunion - Ten Years After the War (2011), and What Young Men Do (2016). 

    Jon studied directing under Andrzej Wajda and Wojciech Marczewski at the Wajda School in Warsaw (2010) and at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts (2004), where his mentor Marketa Kimbrell, known for the legendary New York Street Theater Caravan, inspired him to develop his method of staging and reconstruction with real actors.  

    Jon Haukeland

Festivals

2022:
Oslo Pix

Crew

Director:
Jon Haukeland
Screenplay:
Jon Haukeland
Cinematographer:
Tore Vollan
Editor:
Erik Aster
Composer:
John Birger Wormdahl
Bjarne Larsen
Sound Design:
Svenn Jakobsen
Sound Recording:
Anders Lindberg Svensson
Ruben Slettevoll
Sondre Oldereide Michaelsen
Krister Johnson
Fanny Wadman

Technical information

Genre:
Hybrid
Colour:
Colour
Length in min's:
85'
Language:
Norwegian

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