Sun 03.09
14:30 - 16:28
Frogner Kino

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.


Portrait Oslo

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).

This film is part of

Portrait Oslo

Original title Herman

Country Norway

Year 1990

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

Language Norwegian

Genre Drama, Family

Format 35mm

Age limit 9

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