Grim and Aksel, have always dreamed about attending the annual Norwegian Championship of Rock. They embark on a crazy journey to get to the event of their lifetime.

The two best friends, Grim and Axel, have ever since they were eight been dreaming about attending the annual Norwegian Championship of Rock. Together they have a band - Los Bando Immortale, but they lack a bass player, and Axel the vocalist and lead guitarist can’t sing. Grim hasn’t had the heart to tell him yet, but when they get accepted to the National Championship of Rock, he needs to find a solution – quickly. They hold an audition, but have no luck finding a suitable band member, so they have to let nine-year-old Thilda become their bass player – on cello. As their designated driver, they assign the local rally talent, Martin. What they don’t know is that he doesn’t have a driver’s license. They embark on a crazy journey across Norway. With the police and the parents chasing them, this will be a race against the clock to get to Tromsø in time for the event of their lifetime. 

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2018
Production country:
Norway
Co production country:
Sweden
Release date (national):
2018-02-16
Production company:
Filmbin AS
Co production company:
Original Film AS
Snowcloud Films
Financing company:
Filmfond Nord
Norwegian Film Institute
Creative Europe
Producer:
Nicholas Sando
Trine Andalen Lo
Co producer:
Mona Steffensen
Petter Lindblad
Sales agent:
Sola Media GmbH

Director

  • Christian Lo

    Christian Lo (b. 1977, from Vinstra in Gudbrandsdalen) had his feature film debut RAFIKI (orig. BESTEVENNER) selected for the Berlinale in 2010. Previously Christian has directed four award winning short films for children; PUNCTURED (2001), IVER (2004), RAMP (2005) and BALUBA RUNA (2007). TOUGH GUYS (orig. DE TØFFESTE GUTTA) is his second feature.

    Christian Lo studied film in England and now works for the Lillehammer-based production company Filmbin - the only Norwegian film production company dedicated entirely to children’s and youth films.

    Christian Lo

Cast

Jonas Hoff Oftebro
Tage Hogness
Jacob Dyrud
Tiril Marie Høistad Berger
Nils Ole Oftebro
Frank Kjosås
Ingar Helge Gimle
Vera Vitalli
Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby
Ine Jansen
Stig Henrik Hoff
Zahid Ali

Awards

2018:
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival
Best Film (Children's Film Jury)
2018:
Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth
Main Prize of the Children’s Jury - for the Best Feature Film for Children
2018:
Tel Aviv International Children and Youth Film Festival
Children's Jury Prize
Special Mention from the professional jury
2018:
Giffoni Film Festival
Special Award - COMIX AWARD
2018:
Zürich Film Festival
Children's Jury Prize for Best Children Film
2018:
European Film Festival in Göttingen
Best Film (Children's Film Jury)
2018:
Cinekid
Cinekid Lion Audience Award
2018:
Riga International Film Festival
Kids Jury Award
2018:
Münster Film Festival
Children's Jury Prize
Audience Award
2018:
Bielefelder Kinderfilmfest
Audience Award
2018:
KINOdiseea International Children's Film Festival
Audience Award for Best Feature Film
2018:
Just Film
Children's Jury Prize for Best Children Film
2018:
European Children's Film Association - ECFA Award
2018:
Poznan International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!
Children Jury's Special Mention
2018:
Smile International Film Festival
Best Feature Film - ECFA Award

Festivals

2018:
Berlin International Film Festival
2018:
BUFF International Children and Young People's Film Festival
2018:
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival
2018:
Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth
2018:
Tel Aviv International Children and Youth Film Festival
2018:
Giffoni Film Festival
2018:
Jecheon International Music & Film Festival
2018:
Adelaide Film Festival
2018:
Love & Anarchy - Helsinki International Film Festival
2018:
Zürich Film Festival
2018:
cph:pix - BUSTER
2018:
European Film Festival in Göttingen
2018:
Giffoni Macedonia Youth Film Festival
2018:
Festival International du Film de la Roche-sur-Yon
2018:
Cinekid
2018:
Riga International Film Festival
2018:
Münster Film Festival
2018:
Bielefelder Kinderfilmfest
2018:
Athens International Film Festival
2018:
KINOdiseea International Children's Film Festival
2018:
Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival
2018:
Just Film
2018:
Poznan International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!
2018:
Smile International Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Christian Lo
Screenplay:
Arild Tryggestad
Cinematographer:
Bjørn Ståle Brattberg
Camera:
Tordis Lovise Bersaas
Sondre Sandbakken
Editor:
Arild Tryggestad
Composer:
Eirik Myhr
Other Music:
Kvelertak
Motorpsycho
Turbonegro
The September When
Hellacopters
Bigbang
Jim Stärk
Gluecifer
ProductionDesigner:
Karin Myrenberg Faber
Costume Designer:
Live Linberg
Makeup artist:
Beate Søvik Pedersen
Sound Design:
Gisle Tveito
Sound Recording:
Gisle Tveito
Sound engineer:
Sara Lima
VFX supervisor:
Torgeir Busch
VFX artist:
Daniel Røsnes
Morten Mandt Nilsen
Mariusz Kolodziejczak
First assistant director:
Tom Gulbrandsen
Casting:
Ingrid Nordby
Still photographer:
Bjørn Ståle Bratberg
Kirsti Hovde

Technical information

Genre:
Family
Comedy
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in mins:
94'
Language:
Norwegian
Swedish
Subtitles:
English

Downloads