A retrospective, coming of age documentary about a group of train robbing kids from Norway in the 90s.
In the mid 90s a group of young friends aged 11-15 stole an enormous amount of beer and soda from freight trains in Trondheim, Norway.
Train Robbers is a nostalgic, funny, serious, warm, sad and poetic coming of age documentary about kids that didn’t fit in at school or the football team. This could have been a film about adult men with drug addiction, prison sentences and split families. But it is not. This is a story about the children that had the future ahead of themselves, but society let down.
Production and distribution
Release date (national):
Spætt Film AS
Co production company:
Midtnorsk filmsenter Norwegian Film Institute Filmkraft Rogaland Fritt Ord Foundation
Håvard Wettland Gossé Jon Vatne
Jannicke Systad Jacobsen KriStine Ann Skaret Helle Hansen Lars Skorpen
KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e.V.
Martin A. Walther
Martin A. Walther (1986) comes from Trondheim, Norway. He has a BA in film science from the University of Trondheim and a BA in documentary directing from University of Lillehammer. After finishing his education he worked as a teacher for three years before returning to directing film. “Train Robbers” is his directorial debut.
Train Robber 1:
Train Robber 2:
Isak Melling Lesund
Train Robber 3:
Iver Svenning Brevik
Train Robber 4:
Mathias Holst Iversen
Train Robber 5:
Stian Hovland Pedersen
Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival
International Short Film Festival Hamburg - Mo & Friese
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
Noordelijk Film Festival
Minimalen Short Film Festival
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Love & Anarchy - Helsinki International Film Festival