I Belong

(Som du Ser Meg)
(Norway, 2012, 117 mins, DCP)
Canadian Premiere
Director:
CAST Laila Goody, Ane Dahl Torp, Anne Marit Jacobsen, Birgitte Larsen, Henriette Steestrup
EXEC PROD Sigve Endresen
PROD Yngve Sæther
SCR Dag Johan Haugerud
CAM Kim Hiorthøy
ED Jens Christian Fodstad
PROD DES Tuva Hølmebakk
MUS Peder Kjellsby
PROD CO Motlys
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A documentary filmmaker here making his feature fiction debut, Dag Johan Haugerud has a distinctive way of observing human beings and the dilemmas that daily life offers. Playful and nuanced, I Belong is an extremely Norwegian tragi-comedy about the human factor and three women, each with a small soft spot in their personality, who are hit hard when their idiosyncrasies meet the light of day.

A nurse gets into a dispute at work because she switches languages and speaks English when she gets nervous. A translator compromises her integrity when persuaded to translate a book she doesn’t believe in. A financially struggling elderly woman and her daughter are humiliated when a well-to-do relative offers a gift of 1 million kroner.

I Belong (the Norwegian title translates as “As You See Me”) is a funny film about a serious topic: the complexity of communication and mutual understanding. It shows how something that might seem of little importance to one person can seem like a grand disaster to another. It’s about people who mean well, but end up hurting one another. And about how those who act on integrity and feelings are seen as troublesome in a society where the ideal is to behave rationally… Alternately playful and pointed, Haugerud’s film displays a remarkable understanding of our frailties and the daily dilemmas that trip us up.

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Stine Oppegaard
Norwegian Film Institute
P.O. Box 482 Sentrum
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Stine Oppegaard
Norwegian Film Institute
P.O. Box 482 Sentrum
N-0105 Oslo 1
no
Phone 1: (47-22) 474 500
Phone 2: (47-22) 474 575
Phone 3: 47-90- 859 638
Fax: (47-22) 474 597