A newly appointed teacher finds herself being followed, and soon discovers that one of her own students is obsessed with her.
An Enemy of the People
In a modern version of Ibsen’s stage play, we meet TV-celebrity Tomas Stockman returning to his native village to produce the world’s purest bottled water. The plant will bring new life and hope to the village, but unexpected trouble occurs.
23-year-old “Dino” (Bianca Kronlöf) dreams of a different life. Like an abundance of Swedes her age, she has fled the mass unemployment of her home country in search of a more worthwhile existence in a nouveau-riche Oslo. But her new life is caught in deadlock – Dino finds herself stuck in a destructive loop of temporary jobs, financial trouble and hard partying. A broken arm incidentally leads to a position as a housekeeper in a Norwegian middle-class home. Dino is thrown into a reality very far from her own. During a few sultry summer weeks she ends up the centre of an odd love triangle, an unpredictable struggle for affection as well as dominance. “Underdog” is a tender and raw story of privilege and longing, yet at the same time a humorous and unmerciful observation of the shifted power balance between Sweden and Norway – an actuality where Swedes have become the Norwegians’ servants.