Norsk filminstitutt

A film for adults and a shocking journey into the secret world of children” is how Vogt’s second film as a writer-director is introduced. “Hidden from their parents’ attention four children develop their innocent play into something else - with magic and creepy things start happening.

A secret and magical world opens up when a group of children play away from the gaze of grown-ups.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2021
Production country:
Norway
Co production country:
Sweden
Denmark
Finland
Release date (national):
2021-09-03
Production company:
Mer Film AS
Co production company:
Zentropa International Sweden AB
Snowglobe Film
Bufo
Financing company:
EURIMAGES
Norwegian Film Institute
Swedish Film Institute
Danish Film Institute
Finnish Film Foundation,
DR
Mediefondet Zefyr
YLE
Logical
Mer Filmdistribusjon
Executive producer:
Axel Helgeland
Producer:
Maria Ekerhovd
Line producer:
Lina Pedersen
Co producer:
Katrin Pors
Mikkel Jersin
Eva Jakobsen
Lizette Jonjic
Mark Lwoff
Misha Jari
Sales agent:
Protagonist

Director

  • Eskil Vogt

    Eskil Vogt is a directing graduate from one of Europe’s most prestigious film schools: La Fe´mis in Paris. He has directed several award winning short films, among them Une e´treinte (An Embrace), which was nominated for a European Film Award and Les e´trangers (The Strangers), which won the Grand Prix du Jury at the Premiers Plans festival in Angers. Vogt has also had a successful screenwriting career, working closely with Joachim Trier, including the two features, Reprise in 2006 and Oslo, August 31st. Vogt’s most recent work as a director was for the groundbreaking, darkly comic and award winning Norwegian TV-series “Uti Va°r Hage”.

    Eskil Vogt

Cast

Ida:
Rakel Lenora Fløttum
Anna:
Alva Brynsmo Ramstad
Ben:
Sam Ashraf
Aisha:
Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim
Ida and Anna's mother:
Ellen Dorrit Petersen
Ida and Anna's father:
Morten Svartveit
Aishas mother:
Kadra Yusuf
Ben's mother:
Lisa Tønne

Festivals

2021:
Cannes International Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Eskil Vogt
Screenplay:
Eskil Vogt
Cinematographer:
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Camera:
Tor Edvin Eliassen
Editor:
Jens Christian Fodstad
ProductionDesigner:
Simone Grau Rooney
Set Decorator:
Louise Andersson
Marius Winje Brustad
Costume Designer:
Marianne Sembsmoen
Makeup artist:
Salla Kaarina Yli-Luopa
Sound Design:
Gustaf Berger
Lars Wignell
Sound Recording:
Jesper Miller
VFX supervisor:
Esben Syberg
First assistant director:
Binne Thoresen
Script:
Gjyljeta Berisha
Casting:
Kjersti Paulsen

Technical information

Genre:
Thriller
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Language:
Norwegian

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