Archive of films Utopia - Nobody's Perfect in Perfect Country / Folk flest bor i Kina
2002, 82 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
An absurd comedy which tries to find out who actually lives in a seemingly perfect country – Norway. Eight stories set at Lasse’s petrol station which unfold during the 24-hour period before the elections. The film was written by six scriptwriters and directed by nine directors.
Who actually lives in Norway, at first sight, a perfect country? The answer lies between the lines of this surprising feature film, which tells eight stories inspired by eight political parties, written by six screenwriters and directed by nine directors. The plot unfolds during a magical 24 hours before the Norwegian elections at Lasse’s petrol station, a place which represents a microcosm of Norwegian society: in this thinly populated, vast land, each voter has to stop here to get petrol. Lasse earns a living selling petrol, but dreams of being a pilot. These particular 24 hours turn out to be truly extraordinary for him... An off-beat comedy about small things and big consequences.
About the director
Hans Petter Moland directed the feature films The Last Lieutenant (1993), Zero Kelvin (1995) and Aberdeen (2000). Ingebjørg Torgersen directed a number of shorts. Terje Rangnes has worked for Norwegian TV. Magnus Martens gave his debut with the short film Eddie Stargazer, then directed commercials and music videos. Arild Fröhlich has made documentaries, short films and TV series. Thomas Robsahm directed the feature films Rebels with a Cause (1992), The Mosquito (1996), SOS (1999) and The Greatest Thing (2001). Morten Tyldum has made a number of shorts and commercials. Martin Asphaug directed the feature films A Handful of Time (1989), Svampe (1990) and Lethal Lies (1992), as well as various TV series. Sara Johnsen won several prizes for her debut short Titan (2001).
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Director:||Morten Tyldum, Thomas Robsahm, Arild Fröhlich, Sara Johnsen, Ingebjorg Torgersen, Terje Rangnes, Magnus Martens, Martin Asphaug, Hans Petter Moland|
|Screenplay:||Per Schreiner, Kjetil Lismoen, MarionHagen, Erlend Loe, Harald Rosenlow Eeg, Nikolaj Frobenius|
|Dir. of Photography:||Gaute Gunnari, John Andreas Andersen, Trond Hoines, Anders Flatland|
|Editor:||Sophie Hesselberg, Kristi Marie Hougen, Inge-Lise Langfeldt|
|Producer:||Orjan Karlsen, Yngve Saether|
|Cast:||Trond Hovik, Marit Pia Jacobsen, Sven Nordin, Agot Sendstad, Gjertrud Jynge|
|Contact:||Motlys AS, BV International Pictures, Norwegian Film Institute|
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