Dir: Rune Denstad Langlo
99% Honest is a theatrical documentary based on a Norwegian TV series about four musicians from different ethnic backgrounds who form a hip-hop band. Director Rune Denstad Langlo and producer Sigve Endresen of Motlys produced both the TV series and the film, which will be released in Norway on September 12, following the group's first album.
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Dir: Erik Poppe
Concluding his trilogy of Oslo-set love stories which began with Schpaaa (1998) and festival favourite Hawaii, Oslo (2004), The Unseen follows a gifted organist who is released from prison after serving eight years for the murder of a child. He succeeds in rebuilding his life until he is recognised by the dead boy's mother. Produced by Paradox Films, The Unseen stars Pal Sverre Valheim Hagen and Trine Dyrholm.
Int'l sales: Bavaria Film International, (49) 89 6499 2686; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE LAST JOINT VENTURE
Dir: Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen
The Last Joint Venture is based on the cult novel by Ingvar Ambjornsen, who has supplied material for eight Norwegian features including the Elling films. Produced by Maipo, the film follows two small-time drug dealers who try to realise their dream of setting up a hippie community. Starring Kristoffer Joner and Nicolai Cleve Broch, it is Rolfsen's third film in three years; he most recently directed Bitter Flowers.
Int'l sales: TrustNordisk, (45) 3686 8788; email@example.com
HOUSE OF FOOLS
Dir: Eva Isaksen
"It's a heavy theme treated with a lot of grim humour," says veteran Norwegian director Eva Isaken of the drama exploring a young woman's experiences at a mental institution. Based on Karin Fossum's Norwegian bestseller, the film was produced by Norsk Filmproduksjon. Isaken has been a Haugesund regular since her debut feature, Burning Flowers, screened at the festival in 1985.
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