Sons of Norway

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One day (in 1979), Magnus and his son Nikolaj hit the wall in their new terrace house in Rykkinn. Magnus is an architect, hippie and free spirit, a glaring exception in a community where equality and conformity is the norm. He always stands up for his son, supporting him unconditionally, even when Nikolaj decides to stop giving a damn. Sons of Norway is a film about rebellion, punk rock, suburban hell and the struggle between freaks and punks. But most of all, it’s the story of an unusual father-son relationship, and about the strength of the bonds we sometimes do our best to rip apart.


Gothenborg International Film Festival – FIPRESCI Award; Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – Best Actor; Chicago International Movies and Music Festival – Best Feature Film.

Jens Lien

Jens Lien was born in 1967, completed his studies at the London International Film School with the graduation film Montana. Since then he has garnered attention both in Norway and abroad with the short film Shut the Door and Natural Glasses. In 2003 Jens Lien in Berlin Film Festival premiered his feature debut Jonny Vang. Second feature film The Brothersome Man was selected for Cannes film festival Critics Week and won three national film awards. Both films were presented in Scanorama.