The Half Brother

A Scandinavian family saga based on the internationally acclaimed and best-selling novel by Lars Saabye Christensen. Revolving around the life of un-produced screenwriter Barnum Nilsen, The Half Brother is a dramatic family saga that offers an historical parable of 20th century Europe. On V Day, May 1945, as a continent emerges from war, Barnum’s mother Vera is raped in her attic in Oslo by an unknown man, leading to the birth of Barnum’s half brother, Fred. When Barnum is born five years later, to the man that Vera has since met and married, the Nilsen family, like Europe, is already splitting in two. Growing up together during the Cold War – Barnum with his father, Fred searching for his – the half brothers become estranged and Fred eventually disappears. At the film festival in Berlin in 1990, as the Wall is still coming down, Barnum learns that Fred has returned. Finally, as the true identity of Fred’s father comes to light, the two half brothers may once again be reunited.

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The Half Brother

Title The Half Brother

Original title Halvbroren

Director Per-Olav Sørensen

Country Norway

Film status Completed

Original language Norwegian

Cast Nicolai Cleve Broch, Oskar Sandven Lundevold, Frank Kjosås, Jon Øigarden, Ghita Nørby, Agnes Kittelsen, Vibeke Bugge, Mariann Hole, Marianne Nielsen, Ola G. Furuseth, Henrik Holm

Script Mette Marit Bølstad

Producer Håkon Briseid, Olav Øen

Editor Wibecke Rønseth

Director of photography John Christian Rosenlund, Lars Vestergaard

Production company Monster Scripted AS

Release 2013 Jan, 06

Duration 8x45 min

A Scandinavian family saga based on the internationally acclaimed and best-selling novel by Lars Saabye Christensen. Revolving around the life of un-produced screenwriter Barnum Nilsen, The Half Brother is a dramatic family saga that offers an historical parable of 20th century Europe. On V Day, May 1945, as a continent emerges from war, Barnum’s mother Vera is raped in her attic in Oslo by an unknown man, leading to the birth of Barnum’s half brother, Fred. When Barnum is born five years later, to the man that Vera has since met and married, the Nilsen family, like Europe, is already splitting in two. Growing up together during the Cold War – Barnum with his father, Fred searching for his – the half brothers become estranged and Fred eventually disappears. At the film festival in Berlin in 1990, as the Wall is still coming down, Barnum learns that Fred has returned. Finally, as the true identity of Fred’s father comes to light, the two half brothers may once again be reunited. A Scandinavian family saga based on the internationally acclaimed and best-selling novel by Lars Saabye Christensen. Revolving around the life of un-produced screenwriter Barnum Nilsen, The Half Brother is a dramatic family saga that offers an historical parable of 20th century Europe. On V Day, May 1945, as a continent emerges from war, Barnum’s mother Vera is raped in her attic in Oslo by an unknown man, leading to the birth of Barnum’s half brother, Fred. When Barnum is born five years later, to the man that Vera has since met and married, the Nilsen family, like Europe, is already splitting in two. Growing up together during the Cold War – Barnum with his father, Fred searching for his – the half brothers become estranged and Fred eventually disappears. At the film festival in Berlin in 1990, as the Wall is still coming down, Barnum learns that Fred has returned. Finally, as the true identity of Fred’s father comes to light, the two half brothers may once again be reunited.

Title The Half Brother

Original title Halvbroren

Director Per-Olav Sørensen

Country Norway

Film status Completed

Original language Norwegian

Cast Nicolai Cleve Broch, Oskar Sandven Lundevold, Frank Kjosås, Jon Øigarden, Ghita Nørby, Agnes Kittelsen, Vibeke Bugge, Mariann Hole, Marianne Nielsen, Ola G. Furuseth, Henrik Holm

Script Mette Marit Bølstad

Producer Håkon Briseid, Olav Øen

Editor Wibecke Rønseth

Director of photography John Christian Rosenlund, Lars Vestergaard

Production company Monster Scripted AS

Release 2013 Jan, 06

Duration 8x45 min

Genre: Drama






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