Synopsis: You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go. After witnessing his mother being beaten up, Thomas is sent to a young people's refuge. No one will tell him where his brother is, and Thomas vows to find him. At the refuge, he meets Marianne, who is always screwing up, and Terje, who seems like he's from another planet altogether. The three of them find they share a common dream, and together they embark on a journey of love, hate and trust.No one ends up where they planned, but everyone finds a home.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Gunnar Vikene
  4 wins & 8 nominations.
110 min

Come here, Daniel!

Hey, boss!

We're just dancing.

Come join us, Thomas!

It's lovely

to be Denmark!


He's so sweet, Thomas.


Maria, I pick you.




Hey, new girl!


Hey, new girl!

I choose you.

I choose you.

Come on. I have chosen you.

Come on!

You chose me?

Do I look like a f***ing poodle?

- What?.

- Do I look like a f***ing poodle?

She looks more like a toy poodle.

- Marianne!

- It's my choice. I don't choose him!


Smile bigger.

Come on.

- Do I look a little weird?

- Maybe a little.

It's lovely

to be Denmark!





Just calm down!

Please calm down!

Don't ruin our furniture!


Come here.


I thought they were asleep.



Let go of me!

Aren't l good enough for you?

I love you!

I love you!

I love you!

Aren't I good enough for you?

- Stop, Roger!.

- Don't touch me!

- Don't touch me!

- The police are outside.

Calm down!

You have to stop. Now.

Sit down, Roger.

Get yourself cleaned up.

Come on! Go wash your face.

Sit down, Roger.

Sit down, Roger!.


Is everything OK in here?

It's just the TV.

Sorry. We'll turn it down.


Turning 16 is something special.

It isn't the same

as turning 10 or 14.

It means that

you are practically an adult.

Not only that you can drive

a moped now. Legally.

Anyway, let's not talk about that.

Let's talk about responsibility.

Eirik, you took part in our decision

to make this a foster home.

And the way you have welcomed

Marianne into our family, -

- shows us that

you are responsible and mature.

There are many people

who care greatly for you.

Your mother and I love you

very much. We are proud of you.

Cheers, and happy birthday!

This wasn't so bad, was it?.

They think you're great, Marianne!

Hang on a second.


- What did you tell them?

- That we're listening to music.

- Like this?

- Just like that.

Are you undressing?


- They've arranged something. Come.

- Have they made a show?

Let me look at you.

Just a little longer.

This is a little embarrassing.

It's beautiful.

Now and then things turn out

just like I planned.


It's lovely to be Norwegian...

In Denmark.

I'm sure they'll find her, Johannes.

Here, kitty!

Nice kitty.

How could you sing like that?.

But it's true.

It is lovely.

Mom said so.

Tivoli Gardens.

The Glypotek.

Lego land.

The Little Mermaid statue...

"It's almost never happened before."

Not almost.

"It's never happened before." Period.

"It's never happened before. Period."

Don't say "period".

Think that inside your head.


We'll contact you later today.


You didn't tell me what to say

about her bleeding!

- It's OK. Don't be sad.

- I didn't know what to say.

Don't worry.

Daniel, we have found a nice place

where you can sleep tonight.

You and Thomas will meet soon again.

- Come with me, Daniel.

- It's OK, Daniel.


Don't touch me!



Terje, stop it.

Stop it.

I said stop it!

Stop it!

Stop it, Terje!


This is the third foster home

you've screwed up this year.

- lt was just a lousy match.

- Are we a good match?

- I don't have anyone else.

- The sofa is taken, as you can see.

You and aunt Anne

are the only family I have.

Get a grip.

We've tried this before.

You and aunt Anne

weren't exactly a super match.

I was fourteen back then.

I'm better now. I promise.

Now I know what it takes.


Can't you talk to her?.

We'll see.

It isn't only up to Anne and me.

They're expecting you.

Let's just keep each other informed.

You let me know

where you are, et cetera.

That's one of our house rules.

In here, Thomas.

I hope you'll like it here, Thomas.

If you need anything,

just let me know. OK?


Will you be OK?

Will you?


- Do...

- Yes?





Are you dumb, or what?.


What's that in your face?

Someone hit you?

- It's a birthmark.

- Really?


It looks like a beard.

- A beard on half his face?

- It's a birthmark!





I'll do anything.

Anything, Lillian!

I understand if you hate me.

I get so damned mean!

I'm sorry.



Wait, Roger!.

- Have you seen Daniel?

- No. He's supposed to come next week.

You aren't going to lose touch

with each other.

But children from troubled homes

are kept separate -

- until we find out

how things have been.

We've been just fine.

I'll kill you, you bastard!

Hey, Steve!

Excuse me.

Take it easy, Steve!

Calm down!

Let go of me!

Can I borrow 100 kroner?.


Fine. Now you owe me fifty

and I owe you fifty. So we're even.

- Let go!

- Listen to me!

- Kim!

- Have you lost your mind?


- Want to go outside?

- No.

No, it's too cold outside.

It's 25 degrees Celsius out there!


Who the hell do you think you are?

Now you owe me a hundred.



Thomas just got here yesterday.

But you've settled in

fairly well, haven't you?

This is temporary. Until they

figure out a permanent solution.

Terje came today.

Terje, this is Thomas.

Many find lifelong friends here.

Want to watch

the football game together tomorrow?

We can make waffles

and argue about which team is best.



Maybe you aren't

such a big football fan?

You neither?.

OK... At least you have

something in common.

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Torun Lian

Torun Lian (born 15 January 1956) is a Norwegian playwright, film director and novelist. She made her literary début in 1988 with the collection Tre skuespill, for which she was awarded the Tarjei Vesaas' debutantpris. In 1995 she was awarded with the Nordic Children's Book Prize. Among her films are Bare skyer beveger stjernene from 1998, and Ikke naken, ikke kledt (engl. The Color of Milk) from 2000. more…

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