Director: ERIK RICHTER STRAND
A fast-paced thriller about well-intentioned post-teenager who is on a one-man campaign to stamp out sexual abuse when the situation spins out of control.
Acclaimed debut feature. Twenty-ﬁve-year-old Lars works as an attendant at an Oslo swimming pool. Good-hearted but violent-tempered, he hangs out with Jørgen, who’s on his way to adulthood with his girlfriend and their child, while Lars still lives the bachelor life of soccer and beer. A nasty surprise at the swimming pool: he recognizes middle-aged Hans, who’s rumored to fool around with teenage boys and wants him banned. Lars alerts Anja, head of the pool and Jørgen’s girlfriend, that Hans is a threat and needs to be banned. With accusations without proof, Lars must gather his own to bring down the alleged abuser as he embarks on a crusade that endangers the very people he set out to protect. In this collective portrait of a sector of contemporary Norwegian youth, Sons won the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival’s Rainer Werner Fassbinder Award and the Seattle International Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize.
(In Norwegian w/ Eng. subtitles)
NORWAY • 2006 • 103 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: ERIK RICHTER STRAND