Norwegian dramedy HERE IS HAROLD sold to a large number of buyers


Presented for the first time in Cannes and based on a 3-minute promo, HERE IS HAROLD has been sold to Germany (NFP), Japan (Nikkatsu Corporation), Switzerland (Frenetec Films), Czech Republic (Film Europe), Greece (FeelGood Entertainment S.A) and Estonia (Estin Film).

“International distributors have embraced this warm-hearted Norwegian dramedy just like we expected when we picked it up. We can´t wait to find the perfect festival platform for this film once it has finished”, says Rikke Ennis, CEO at TrustNordisk.

HERE IS HAROLD is based on a novel by Frode Grytten and stars Bjørn Sundquist (RAGNAROK, 2013; A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN, 2010) in the leading role. HERE IS HAROLD revolves around the owner of a small furniture shop who sets out on a quest to kidnap his biggest competitor, the founder of IKEA. A humorous road movie about a humiliated man, who is attacked on his professional pride as he sees his business and himself go out of fashion.

The teaser has just arrived. To view the teaser please clickhere

Directed by Gunnar Vikene, HERE IS HAROLD is Vikene’s 4th feature film. His latest film VEGAS (2009) won a number of festival awards including the Jury Prize at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

HERE IS HAROLD is produced by Maria Ekerhovd and executive produced by Axel Helgeland from MER FILM, co-produced by Lizette Jonjic and Daniel Andersson from MIGMA FILM, FILMPOOL NORD and FUZZ and with support from Norwegian Film Institute and Swedish Film Institute. Scandinavian distribution is handled by SF Film with domestic release set for October 31st 2014.

TrustNordisk handles international sales.

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via TrustNordisk and can also be found on ScreenDaily

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.