Funny and unpolished Norwegian drama about cartoonist Rakel who discovers she is six months pregnant. Becoming a mother was not really on Rakel’s wish list though.

Please note that this film is in Norwegian, with Dutch subtitles.
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Twenty-three-year-old Rakel leads a careless life of parties, alcohol, and drugs. When she finds out - way too late - she’s six months pregnant after a not-so-romantic one-night stand, her world changes. Her boyfriend, who’s not the father, is kind of ok with her having a baby. But Rakel is absolutely not ready for being a mother. Since abortion is no longer an option, adoption is the only answer. That’s when Ninjababy, an animated character who insists on making Rakel’s everyday life a living hell, turns up. He climbs out from her notebook, jumps into her teacup, and tells her what a bad person she is.

Although the film is full of humour, combined with the cartoon-like drawings, it is certainly not without depth. Especially the tough ending does not leave the viewer untouched. A film about stumbling and falling, but also about getting up.

Yngvild Sve Flikke, Norway, 2021, 103 min. Norwegian spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Kristine Kujath Thorp, Tora Christine Dietrichson, Silya Nymoen, Nader Khademi, Arthur Berning.