TrustNordisk picks up the rights to Norwegian dramedy HERE IS HAROLD


TrustNordisk has picked up the rights to Norwegian dramedy HERE IS HAROLD from Norwegian production company MER FILM. The film, based on a novel by Frode Grytten, will be presented to buyers for the first time in Cannes next month.

Starring 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.

For over 40 years, Harold has been running a successful business, ”Lunde Furniture” together with his wife, Marny. But this comes to an end when IKEA decides to open a new superstore right next door to Harold’s small furniture shop. Harold and Marny lose both their shop and their home to the bank, and to make matter worse, Marny is starting to lose her memory.  In mounting anger and desperation, Harold wants revenge. He arms himself with a pistol, gets into his old Saab, and sets off for Älmhult, Sweden, in order to kidnap his Nemesis – the founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad. But unfortunately, Kamprad is quite happy to be kidnapped.

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.

TrustNordisk handles international sales.

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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.