In the film based on Lars Saabye Christensen’s novel by the same name, we follow 11-year-old Herman, who lives at Frogner in 1961.
The film shows us a Norway and Oslo before Norway found oil, far removed from the Oslo we know today. Herman grows up in the Frogner neighborhood with his father, who is a crane operator, and his mother, who works in a grocery store. In Erik Gustavson’s delightful film adaptation, we follow Herman, a clever and precocious boy who experiences an ailment that causes him to go bald at the young age of 11.
After the screening, there will be a conversation with director Erik Gustavson, actor Anders Danielsen Lie and author Lars Saabye Christensen. The conversation will be moderated by Jannicke Systad Jacobsen.
The conversation lasts 40 minutes.
Herman is one of three films in the section Portrait Oslo, curated by director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen.
Erik Gustavson (b.1955) is a Norwegian director, screenwriter and producer. He started his career as a cinematographer before directing his first feature film Blackout in 1986. Gustavson is behind several films, including The Telegraphist (1993) and Sophie’s World (1999).
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Original title Herman
Director Erik Gustavson
Screenplay Lars Saabye Christensen, Erik Gustavson, Bruce Parramore
Cinematography Kjell Vassdal
Producer Petter J. Borgli
Cast Anders Danielsen Lie, Frank Robert, Elisabeth Sand, Kai Remlow, Sossen Krogh, Harald Heide Steen Jr., Bjørn Floberg
Production Company Filmeffekt AS
Runtime 1h 28m
Genre Drama, Family
Age limit 9