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Passengers and crew on a commercial flight question their ethics when an attempt to stop a deportation occurs on their flight minutes before take-off.


Minutes before take off a situation occurs preventing an airplane from leaving. A passenger refuses to sit down in an attempt to prevent the deportation of a man inside the plane. The pilot suddenly finds himself in a position where he has to take a political stand he has no interest in taking.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2020
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2020-06-10
Release date (international):
2020-09-17
Production company:
Them Girls Film AS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Sørnorsk Filmsenter
Producer:
Stine Blichfeldt
Film consultant:
Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen
Kirsten Bonnèn Rask

Director

  • Rikke Gregersen

    Rikke Gregersen (b. 11994) has experience in both theatre and literature studies before starting her BA degree in film directing at Westerdals university college in 2015. In her films, she works with the combination of humor and tragedy as she explores human behaviour and relations. Her graduation film “Dog Eat Dog” (2018) won the special jury prize during the BAFTA student film awards and went on to win a Student Academy Award. It was also voted 5th best student film in the CILECT prize 2019. “The Affected” is her second short film.

Cast

Anders T. Andersen
Alexander De Senger
Renate Reinsve
Andrea Berntzen

Awards

2020:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
Honorable Mention
The Writers Guild of Norway's Award for Best Screenplay: Timeglasset - The Hourglass
2020:
Nordisk Panorama
Best Nordic Short Film
2020:
Movies on War
Jury Award for Best Narrative Short
2021:
Minimalen Short Film Festival
Best Nordic Fiction

Festivals

2020:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2020:
Nordisk Panorama
2020:
Show Me Shorts Film Festival
2020:
BIFF - Bergen International Film Festival
2020:
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
2020:
Austin Film Festival
2020:
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
2020:
Movies on War
2020:
Leuven International Short Film Festival
2020:
BOGOSHORTS - Bogotà Short Film Festival
2021:
Minimalen Short Film Festival
2021:
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival
2021:
Sundance Film Festival
2021:
Kristiansand International Children and Youth Film Festival
2021:
Palm Springs International ShortFest
2021:
Love & Anarchy - Helsinki International Film Festival
2021:
Nuuk International Film Festival
2021:
Port Townsend Film Festival
2021:
Crested Butte Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Rikke Gregersen
Screenplay:
Rikke Gregersen
Trond Arntzen
Cinematographer:
Torjus Thesen
Camera:
Alexander Herlev
Editor:
Espen Skjong Knutsen
ProductionDesigner:
Liselli Grunwald
Costume Designer:
Marie Eckhoff Owing
Makeup artist:
Rebecca Kilcline Abbott
Sound Design:
Odin Eggen Brække
Sound engineer:
Vidar Hemmingsen
Sound Recording:
Pål Baglo
VFX supervisor:
Adrian Dark
First assistant director:
Ben Lucas
Casting:
Rebecca Helene Rognøy
Still photographer:
Mario de la Ossa

Technical information

Genre:
Comedy
Format:
Prores file
Screen ratio:
1:1,66
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
13'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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