One needed cash, the other excitement.

Rumour has it that there are more bicycle thieves in Oslo than in Paris. Who are they? And why do they make us so angry?

When Simen Braathen discovers that the bike he bought at OsloVelo is missing, an all-consuming hunt for the thief and the bicycle begins. Well-aided by his children, he uncovers clues that assist him in the investigation. A series of unlikely events leads to an unexpected friendship.

Funny, touching, and important, are keywords that describe Braathen's charming detective film. A film that offers us a new perspective on the city's bike thieves and their owners.

Johanne Svendsen Rognlien


Simen Braathen is a documentary filmmaker who graduated from Westerdals. His debut film Arctic Superstar from 2016 revolved around the Sámi rapper SlinCrazy and was nominated for the Gullruten award for best TV documentary. He's also the creator of the short film Leif. A Film About Simen from 2020 and works as a creative director at the advertising agency BRUNCH.

This film is part of

Oslo Pix Ung 2024

Country Norway

Year 2023

Director Simen Braathen

Screenplay Simen Braathen

Cinematography Even G. Benestad, Karianne Berge, Kristian Davik Larssen

Producer Karianne Berge

Cast Karsten Haug, Ebba Malek Sadeghi-Braathen, Abel Sadeghi-Braathen, Ina Dybvik, Lea Bateman, Kristoffer Kumar, Natalie Remøe Hansen, Elise Heggem-Foss, Tommy Friestad.

Production Company Indie Film

Runtime 32m

Language Norwegian

Genre Documentary, Short Film

Format DCP

Age limit A

Links IMDb