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by Steffan Strandberg


Two young boys grow up with an alcoholic mother. The sad story, however, is presented in beautiful, bittersweet animations and with plenty of nuances in a film where the now adult filmmaker Steffan Strandberg looks back at his childhood. He and his brother are marked by their common upbringing, where the mother would rather drink beers with her long-haired friends than take care of them. The close ties, the difficult past and the will to let the wounds heal make up the core of 'The Night', where the boys wait for their travelling musician father to – maybe – come back and fetch them in the middle of the night. Nothing shall be revealed here, but there is a very special will to learn from the past, to look ahead and to take care of one's life in the Strandberg brothers' shared story, which will no doubt reverberate in anyone who has come close to suffering neglect – and everyone who likes a good story told from the heart.

international title: The Night
original title: Natta pappa henta oss
country: Sweden, Norway
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Steffan Strandberg
film run: 60'
screenplay: Steffan Strandberg, Trond Arntzen
cinematography by: Magnus Borge, Olav Strandberg, Lars Erlend Tubaas Øymo
film editing: Vårin Andersen, Erik Andersson, Dan Korneli
art director: Jarle Furuborg
music: Trond Bjerknes
producer: Carsten Aanonsen
co-producer: Erik Gandini, Eric Goossens, Juan Pablo Libossart, Anton Roebben
line producer: Sarah Winge-Sørensen
production: Fasad AB, Indie Film as
backing: Eurimages
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