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After Petter tries to commit suicide in the fall of 2017, he and his best mate Sverre go out into the night equipped with a camera in search of a community of other like-minded young people. No matter how dark life is, there's always a light at the end of the tunnel.   

 

Petter and Sverre roam the streets of Oslo with a camera in hand. They are looking for young people going through similar struggles. The two directors encounter conflictual, unpredictable, and humorous situations in their search for characters who eventually become part of their documentary.   

Petter shares the self-doubt and chaos that the other characters experience. The filmmakers discover a sub-community of darkness, self-harm, and self-destructiveness. They are confronted with panic attacks, overdoses, and stories of suicide attempts. Petter’s fragile mental state is challenged, and his relationship with Sverre is put to the test.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2021
Production country:
Norway
Co production country:
Denmark
Release date (national):
2021-08-25
Production company:
Indie Film AS
Co production company:
Good Company Pictures
Producer:
Carsten Aanonsen
Even G. Benestad
Co producer:
Patricia Drati
Sales agent:
Sideways Films

Director

  • Petter Aaberg

    Petter Aaberg is born and raised in Oslo. He graduated from Nordland College of Art and Film in 2017. While exploring the film medium he has found a voice through the documentary genre and the spontaneous exploration of human interactions. Today his main focus is to tell the stories about the outsiders in our society.  

    Petter Aaberg
  • Sverre Kvamme

    Sverre grew up in a small village in Western Norway. He studied at The European Film College and Nordland College of Art and Film and has a BA from Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art. With his personal approach to filmmaking, he has moved between big topics like, gender, childhood, sorrow, and death in his previous works. 

    Sverre Kvamme

Awards

2021:
The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund
Audience Award
2021:
Nordisk Panorama
Honorable Mention - New Nordic Voices Competition
2021:
Nordic/Docs
Jury Special Award
2022:
Human International Documentary Film Festival
Honorable Mention
2022:
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival
Gullfluga - Best feature length documentary
Audience Award
2022:
OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami
Best Documentary
2022:
Nominated for the National Film Award Amanda for Best Documentary
Nominated for the National Film Award Amanda for Best Editing

Festivals

2021:
The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund
2021:
Nordisk Panorama
2021:
Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
2021:
Nordic/Docs
2022:
Human International Documentary Film Festival
2022:
ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival
2022:
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival
2022:
OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami

Crew

Director:
Petter Aaberg
Sverre Kvamme
Screenplay:
Petter Aaberg
Sverre Kvamme
Cinematographer:
Petter Aaberg
Sverre Kvamme
Editor:
Christoffer Heie
Composer:
Christoffer Berg
Tora Vinter
Sound Design:
Gunn Tove Grønsberg

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in min's:
105'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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