8 movies

Jan Erik Vold has been best known as poet, activist and an Oslo-patriot in exile for many years, but who is he really?

Stories from the Kronen

April 29, 1995

Carlos is a young student, just 21. Nice or annoying as he likes, enjoys provoking and transgreding. In the night he goes out to meet his friends in the Kronen, a bar. Every situation can be taken a little farther. There are no limits, no accepted barriers. And more each time, each adventure is chained to the next, as if it were a continuous night. A long description of people: grandfather, parents, sister, girlfriend, friends. And, among that, the obscure will of living every minute as if it were the last one. But something which happens puts Carlos and his friend against a reality they have been trying to ignore.

Gorilla Bathes at Noon

February 11, 1993

A Red Army major caught between East and West Berlin finds his wife gone and somebody else moved into his apartment.

Trikken til Auschwitz

January 27, 2013

A documentary about Samuel ("Sammy") Steinmann who is today the sole survivor of the Norwegian Jews who were deported to Auschwitz during World War 2.

The Art of the Impossible

November 3, 2017

Director/actor Eugenio Barba returns to Oslo, where he started Odin Teatret, to Opole, where Jerzy Grotowsky's " theatre of the poor" developed a new physical play style, to avoid communism's censorship. And to Holstebro, where Odin Teatrets presence has greatly influenced the city's development.

"Cause of Death Unknown" - Carola Neher (1900-1942) actress, singer and feminist. Brecht wrote the role Polly Peachum for her. She practiced boxing with Marlene Dietrich. After Hitler seized power, thousands of German communists and anti-fascists fled to the Soviet Union, the "fatherland of the working people". The tragedy of German communism is that the vast majority of them perished or were lost during Stalin's "cleansing". Carola Neher is one of the fate figures of that time. In the 20s, she belonged to the narrow circle of Brecht actresses. The film accompanies her son Georg Becker in search of his mother's traces in the sinking Soviet Union.

The Vanishing Act of Einar

August 18, 2015

A road-movie about the psychological consequences of living with a serious illness, and Einar's counter-moves to stimulate what is still healthy.

Legenes Krig

June 18, 2011

A journey into the life of Elling Kvamme. He was arrested and send to KZ Buchenwald, 22 years old. What did he experience there, as a young "Aryan" medicine-student? And why was it so important to put away what role the doctors had in the development of the Nazism and the idea of removing "useless" lives?


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