Synopsis: As young children, half-siblings Axel and Yanne are adopted to Norway. They are separated on arrival, he to material wealth on Oslo's west side, she to an average family on the east side. In contrast to her younger brother, Yanne remembers their journey to Norway, but she has no idea where he might be now. All this is about to change, however, as Yanne's Polish friend Maria starts working as a maid for Axel's parents, there discovering a photograph of a young boy. Maria has seen the same picture on the wall of Yanne's flat. She decides to reunite them. But before having time to realize the consequences, she sets in motion a chain of events which throws many people into emotional turmoil.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Sara Johnsen
Production: Friland AS
  11 wins & 5 nominations.
100 min

On 17 April 2008, my team took part

in an operation outside Meymaneh.

We were on observation

in the Western part of the province.

On 17 April 2008, -

-my team and I took part in

an operation outside Meymaneh.

We were on observation

in the Western part of the province.

We'd set up camp and posted guards.

At 22:
15 hours I was informed of

a possible IED in a white Mercedes.

In addition to us, Susanne Holmboe,

a journalist from VG, had come along.

Holmboe claimed she had clearance

and joined us at her own risk.

Four of us prepared

a roadblock on the main road.

I stood guard

on the other side of the camp.

He'd been hit in the neck.

Get out! Get out! Get out!

He was later taken to hospital,

where he died.

I completed

the final month of my tour of duty.

Down! Down! Down!

Get down! Get down!

Two days after my return, a picture

is published on the front page of VG.

In my opinion, this picture is the

reason why I'm standing here today.

I acted according to instructions.


Did you forget the yoga?

It's so quiet here.

You know, I have to move.

I can hear my neighbour

brush his teeth. My new boss-

- wants me to pay 8,000 per month,

and that's with discount.

My new boss wants me to walk her dog.

Pay someone to walk your dog!

His name is Fluffy.

But he's white, and more "Puffy",

I have to say. A white poodle.

We went to the Vigeland Park.

Those statues are amazing!

Like Russian miners,

only smaller, angrier and weaker.

What makes the shot great, is

the boy's bravery. He won't give up.

It's really nice.

Truly excellent.

But maybe we could try

a slightly different shade of red?

-What were you thinking of?

-Something brighter?

-Like p*ssy pink?

-Are you starting again?

I'm talking about a colour.

Don't you know what "p*ssy" means?

Don't we agree that he can't

say that to me? Aren't you the boss?

Trude's right. Apologise.

You must have seen the colour

of what she's got down there?

-I'm telling Ms. Hemse.

-No, please don't.

Axel's giving me lip again!

Ann broke up with me this morning.

I'm moving back home to my parents.

What do you want me to do about it?

A back rub would be nice.

I think you'll have to work from home

until you sort out your vocabulary.



Weve got something to celebrate.

-That's nice.

-Yes, but we don't have much time.

Let's see... She'll be here in 45

minutes. The pictures looked okay.

Is this an okay neighbourhood?

Maybe you don't Ive here?

-But you've got some impression?

-It's not the west side.

He's my son. He's going

to study at the university.

-It's going to be great. Really fine.


I'm sorry.

Just pretend I'm not here.

Would you like something to drink?


-Well, I just...


It's finally over now.


You're here to look at the flat?

Well, we can just step inside.

It's in here.

-How many people live here?

-Weve expanded into the basement.

The housing market is boiling these

days. We've got 114 tenants here now.

There. Maybe well let him in first,

as he's going to live here.

Go ahead.

These used to be offices.

Well, everything seems

to be in order here.

-It looked different on the webpage.

-In what way?

Well, not that cramped. Lighter.

Right, shall we sign the contract?

-Hi. I'll just leave it here.

-Sure, no problem. Fluffy!

When will she earn

not to sh*t in our garden?

Good to see you.

Could you go wipe it up?

-Me? It's not my dog.

-No, but I'm cooking, right?

Well done, Axel!

-Hi, mom.


-Good to see you.

-You too.

So you got a friend to seduce her

to see if she was faithful?

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Sara Johnsen

Sara Johnsen (born 4 March 1970) is a Norwegian film director. She has directed ten films since 2002. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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