Norsk filminstitutt

Signe and Thomas are in an unhealthy, competitive relationship that takes a vicious turn when Thomas suddenly breaks through as a contemporary artist. In response, Signe makes a desperate attempt to regain her status by creating a new persona hell-bent on attracting attention and sympathy.  

Signe is pushing 30 but lives her life without any ambition. Unlike her creative group of friends, she hasn’t really accomplished anything. She feels particularly boring when her boyfriend Thomas suddenly experiences his breakthrough as an artist, while she is only working in a bakery. One day at work a fatal accident leads Signe to think about a potential project of self-realization. A dog attacks a woman and Signe steps in to help. When walking home full of blood from the injured woman people look at her and sympathize, giving her the attention and care she has longed for. Soon she sets out on a mission to create a whole new persona, living fulltime as a victim.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2022
Production country:
Norway
Co production country:
Sweden
Release date (national):
2022-09-09
Release date (international):
2022-05-17
Production company:
Oslo Pictures AS
Co production company:
Garagefilm
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Film i Väst
Swedish Film Institute
NFTF
NRK
SVT
EURIMAGES
Fond for lyd og bilde
Executive producer:
Tom Kjeseth
Producer:
Dyveke Bjørkly Graver
Andrea Berentsen Ottmar
Co producer:
Mimmi Spång
Film consultant:
Anne Gertrud Borggaard Sørensen

Director

  • Kristoffer Borgli

    Kristoffer Borgli (b. 1985) is an award winning Norwegian writer/director of numerous short films, music videos and commercials. His debut feature film DRIB (2017), starring Brett Gelman, premiered at the SXSW festival. 

    Kristoffer Borgli

Cast

Signe:
Kristine Kujath Thorp
Thomas:
Eirik Sæther
Fanny Vaager
Fredrik Stenberg Ditlev-Simonsen
Sarah Francesca Brænne
Steinar Klouman Hallert
Andrea Bræin Hovig
Henrik Mestad
Anders Danielsen Lie

Festivals

2022:
Cannes International Film Festival
2022:
New Horizons International Film Festival
2022:
Jerusalem International Film Festival
2022:
Fantasy Filmfest
2022:
Fantastic Fest
2022:
BeyondFest LA
2022:
Vancouver International Film Festival
2022:
BFI London Film Festival
2022:
Valladolid International Film Festival SEMINCI
2022:
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
2022:
Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Kristoffer Borgli
Screenplay:
Kristoffer Borgli
Cinematographer:
Benjamin Loeb
Editor:
Kristoffer Borgli
ProductionDesigner:
Henrik Svensson
Set Decorator:
Mette Haukeland
Costume Designer:
Jostein Wålengen
Makeup artist:
Izzi Galindo
Dimitra Drakopoulou
Sound Design:
Gustaf Berger
Sound Recording:
Jesper Miller
First assistant director:
Katinka Lotherington
Casting:
Jannicke Stendal Hansen
Hannah Foldøy

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Comedy
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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