Children´s and Youth Films, Norway 2018, 82 Min., norw. OV, engl. st, 15 years and older
Vilde’s mother takes her own life just before Christmas. On her own, the 15-year-old doesn’t know where to go. Child services wants her to call her father. But he has a family of his own and Vilde has never had any contact with him. She is certainly not going into a children’s home; she has a completely different destination in mind – the hip young neighbourhood of Harajuku in Tokyo, where garish styles like what she wears are the norm. She’s even prepared to prostitute herself to pay for a plane ticket. But when Vilde’s father responds to the text message she sent, father and daughter meet for the first time at Oslo’s main train station … Set in the bustling train station, “Harajuku” unfurls (using some trendy animation sequences) as a drama about a young person who, confronted with the disappointing world of adults, wants to flee into the lovely, colourful realm of manga and anime.
Director Eirik Svensson
Screenplay Sebastian Torngren Wartin
Producer Cornelia Boysen
Production Company Maipo Film AS, Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.maipo.no
World Sales Charades, Mail: email@example.com, Web: www.charades.eu
Festival Contact Norwegian Film Institute, Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.nfi.no
Cast Ines Høysæter Asserson (Vilde), Nicolai Cleve Broch (Einar), Ingrid Olava (Marianne), André Sørum (Tormod), Kjærsti Odden Skjeldal (Agnes), Olea J.M. Sæter (Natalie)
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