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Ole Giæver is back, and he’s bringing us genre!

Norwegian director Ole Giæver announced his next project while at the New Nordic Films market in Haugesund last week, and it seems he is making a change in style. Not only will he bring us genre, he will also bring us a television series.

The film, titled My Wife, My Replica and I, is something of a sci-fi space television series, which is a welcome change from the directors humanistic and deeply realist films, such as Out of Nature and From the Balcony.

My Wife, My Replica and I tells the story of a married couple returning home from a trip to Mars. While heading back, the man learns he isn’t healthy enough to survive the trip. He decides to clone himself with a 3D printer, but then he has to live in close quarters with his wife and his clone.

The series is planned to have 8 x 30-minute episodes and has a budget of 2.6m Euros. Giæver will also star in the series, which he described as ‘a fun but smart sitcom in space’.

My Wife, My Replica and I is currently looking for co-producers and distributors.

 

You can watch a scene from Giæver’s latest film, From the Balcony, below.

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.