LykkelandState of Happiness E1&2

Series, Norway / Belgium 2018, 2 x 45 Min., norw., engl. OV, engl. st

"In the summer of 1969, after a long period of unsuccessful exploration, Phillips Petroleum was granted a last drilling license and finally discovered the largest oil deposits in the North Sea off Norway’s coast. A gold rush mood grips the city’s population; dreams of affluence abound, and unlimited possibilities suddenly seem within easy reach. But the oil boom doesn’t bring benefits to everyone. The lives of Anna and Christian, who are preparing to get married, of Toril, who comes from a deeply religious family, and of American Jonathan change as dramatically as the mood. The series follows the story of not only those four individuals, but also of the growth of prosperity, equal rights, immigration, and the welfare state in Norway. Creator Mette M. Bølstad received the best screenplay award at this year’s Cannes International Series Festival (Canneseries). "

Series Creator Synnøve Hørsdal, Mette M. Bølstad

Director Petter Næss, Pål Jackman

Screenplay Mette M. Bølstad

Producer Synnøve Hørsdal, Ales Ree

Cast Anne Regine Ellingsæter (Anna), Amund Harboe (Christian), Malene Wedel (Toril), Bart Edwards (Jonathan)

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