Når mørket er forbi

Passing DarknessNår mørket er forbi / Passing Darkness

Retrospective, Norway 2000, 90 Min., norw. OF, engl. st

Josef Omgang is a lawyer in Oslo. He left his hometown of Korshavn as a child, after his mother disappeared without a trace. Now he has returned to the village to help his father, Vilhelm Omgang. The older man, who heads up the Omgang Fishing Company, is in deep debt to his German partner, who originally came to Norway as a Nazi officer. Meanwhile, a Russian crime lord is trying to take over the fish export industry. Back home, Josef is confronted with old family secrets … Amid the Arctic landscape, director Knut Erik Jensen serves up (per a Variety review) “a difficult but fascinating brew of obsession, murder, sex, money, family guilt and post-war politics”. Among the notable ingredients it contains is a fish processing machine built by the Rudolf Baader tool and die company, which was founded in Lübeck 101 years ago.

Director Knut Erik Jensen

Screenplay Alf R. Jacobsen, Knut Erik Jensen, nach dem Roman „Tango Bacalao“ von Alf R. Jacobsen

Producer Jan-Erik Gammleng

Production Company Barentsfilm AS, Vestre Nes 12A, 1387 Billingstad

Festival Contact Norwegian Film Institute, Dronningens gate 16, 0152 Oslo, Mail: post@nfi.no, Web: www.nfi.no

Cast Stig Henrik Hoff (Josef Omgang), Snorre Tindberg (Vilhelm Omgang), Gunnel Lindblom (Anna), Gørild Mauseth (Doris), Nicholas Hope (Edvin), Dietrich Hollinderbäumer (Krebs), Lana Paouli (Tatjana), Gudmund Gulljord (Georg Tarafin)

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