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Beware of Children

Beware of Children

Original Name: Barn
English Name: Beware of Children
Year: 2019
Run Time: 157 min
Language: Norwegian
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Norway,Sweden
Director: Dag Johan Haugerud
Producer: Yngve Sætherco producers: Erik Hemmendorff, Tomas Eskilsson
Cast: Henriette Steenstrup, Jan Gunnar Røise, Thorbjørn Harr, Andrea BræinHovig, Hans Olav Brenner, Anne Marit Jacobsen, Ella Øverbye, Trine Wiggen
Screenplay: Dag Johan Haugerud
Cinematographer: Øystein Mamen
Editor: Jens Christian Fodstad
Sound Designer: Gisle Tveito
Music Composer: Arnaud Fleurent-Didier, Peder Kjellsby
Costume Designer: Ida Toft
Production Designer: TuvaHølmebakk
Production Company: Motlys A/S, Plattform Produktion, Film iVäst
World Sales: Picture Tree International
World Sales Phone: +49 (0) 30 420 8248 0
World Sales Email: pti@picturetree-international.com

Festivals:

  • Venice Days 2019
  • Busan Film Festival 2019
  • Gotebörg FF
  • Thessaloniki FF
  • Nordic Council Film Prize 2020

Filmography:

  • 2020 The Light from the Chocolate Factory
  • 2014 I’m the One You Want
  • 2012 I Belong
  • 2000 The 7 Deadly Sins
  • 2000 Lust

Director’s Biography:

Dag Johan Haugerud

Dag Johan Haugerud (born 1964). He is educated as a librarian, also equivalent to a Bachelors Degree, in Film Sciences, along with studying in dramaturgy and creative writing studies. He has worked as a journalist, and as dramatist for various dance- and theatre companies. He has also published four novels for which he won the NRK P2-listeners Novel Prize. He made his debut as a film director with the short "6 LIVING CLICHÉS" in 1998, and has since directed numerous short films, many of which award-winners - namely "LUST"(2000), which won the Grand Prix at the Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad. "I BELONG" (2012), HAUGERUD’s feature film debut, was awarded the Norwegian Critics’ Prize and four Norwegian Amanda awards, I’m the One You Want (2014) a single monologue also received a theatrical release.

Synopsis:

When crisis strikes we reveal our true colors.
Beware of Children traces the dramatic aftermath of a tragic event in a middle class suburb of Oslo. During a break in school 13 year-oldLykke, the daughter of a prominent Labour Party member, seriously injures her classmate Jamie, the son of a high profile right-wing politician. When Jamie later dies in hospital, contradicting versions of what actually happened risks making a difficult and traumatic situation worse. Was it only innocent play behind? Liv, the school’s principal and the secret lover of Jamie’s father, must find the strength to confront a community in distress, and her own highly conflicted emotions.
Dag Johan Haugerud (born 1964). He is educated as a librarian, also equivalent to a Bachelors Degree, in Film Sciences, along with studying in dramaturgy and creative writing studies. He has worked as a journalist, and as dramatist for various dance- and theatre companies. He has also published four novels for which he won the NRK P2-listeners Novel Prize. He made his debut as a film director with the short "6 LIVING CLICHÉS" in 1998, and has since directed numerous short films, many of which award-winners - namely "LUST"(2000), which won the Grand Prix at the Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad. "I BELONG" (2012), HAUGERUD's feature film debut, was awarded the Norwegian Critics' Prize and four Norwegian Amanda awards, I'm the One You Want.