A gripping, nuanced and dark humoured drama about a tragic incident at a school in Oslo. When crisis strikes we reveal our true colours.

Please note that this film is in Norwegian, with Dutch subtitles.
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BARN traces the dramatic aftermath of a tragic event in a middle-class suburb of Oslo. During a break in school 13-year-old Lykke, 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, Norway, Sweden, 2019, 157 min. Norwegian spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Henriette Steenstrup, Jan Gunnar Røise, Thorbjørn Harr, Andrea Bræin Hovig, Hans Olav Brenner.