DAG’s Atle Antonsen to star in new Norwegian film

The Norwegian comedic actor Atle Antonsen, best known for his role in Dag, is set to star in a new comedy film Norwegian Building Blocks (Norske Byggeklosser).

Norwegian Building Blocks is a remake of the 1972 Norwegian comedy classic of the same name. In the remake, which Antonsen has written, he will also play eleven different roles. The original film is a parody of Norwegian bureaucracy and tells the story of married couple Ingrid and Olav Femte who, while building their new home, they meet unforeseen trouble and bureaucracy. The couple has trouble with con man/entrepreneur Kleppe and with all the terrible workers on the site. They soon also find themselves in trouble with the police, the neighbours and all kinds of authorities. Eventually, the house does get built, but is the house really safe?

Antonsen will play eleven different roles in the new version, which will focus on renovation rather than building.

The film is currently being filmed at Leirsund in Skedsmo. The cast also includes Anders Baasmo Christiansen and Ine Jansen.

Learn more at NRK

Here’s a clip from the original film:


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.