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Beware of Children

Synopsis

When crisis strikes we reveal our true colors.

Beware of Children 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.

Genre Drama, Coming of Age, Contemporary Society
Category Feature Film
Format DCP
Language Norwegian
Directed by Dag Johan Haugerud
Nationality Norway
Sweden
Original title Barn
Produced by Motlys A/S
Plattform Produktion
Film i Väst
Release year 2019
Running time 157 min
Starring Henriette Steenstrup
Jan Gunnar Røise
Thorbjørn Harr
Andrea Bræin Hovig
Hans Olav Brenner
Anne Marit Jacobsen
Ella Øverbye
Trine Wiggen

Festivals

World Premiere – Giornati degli Autori / Venice Days

Asian Premiere - Busan Film Festival

Awards

Kanon Awards / Best Direction, Best Script, Best Actor and Best Editing - Trondheim’s Kosmorama Film Festival

Dragon Award / Best Nordic Film - Gotebörg FF

Thessaloniki FF - FIPRESCI Award and Human Values Award

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