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Jacob and the quisling

We hope you will consider award-winning writer and director Anders Teig's new film "Jacob & the quisling», for your film festival. It is inspired by George Orwell’s 'A Hanging’, as well as historical events from Norway.

The film takes place in the aftermath of World War II, as Norway struggles to come to grips with the treatment of our quislings and when the nations lust for revenge was overwhelmingly high. It tells the story about twelve-year old Jacob who is forced by his father to take on a job sweeping floors at the police station, where he meets a man, a quisling, who is awaiting execution. Two souls dealing with different kind of pain. And a child’s eye can see humanity where war weary men are blinded by hatred. But acting with compassion instead of hate is not without consequences.

This story urges the audience to reflect upon how we treat our enemies, and to look beyond the boundaries of hate and revenge.

  • Anders Teig
    Rubbish Robbers
  • Anders Teig
    Rubbish Robbers
  • Trude Refsahl
  • Øyvind Svanes Lunde
    Director of Photography
  • Lukas Holen
    Key Cast
  • Øystein Røger
    Key Cast
  • Sigurd Sele
    Key Cast
  • Rolv Lyssand Bjørø
  • Tormod Kyrre Hauge
  • Thomas Endresen
    Sound design
  • Fredrik Seeland
    Sound design
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    Skuddene på Bergenhus
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    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    236,400 USD
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  • Bergen International Film festival
    October 11, 2021
    Hometown premiere
Director Biography - Anders Teig

Anders Teig is a Norwegian writer and director. He has a bachelor’s degree in scriptwriting and directing from Surrey, England and has studied philosophy and psychology. He has written and directed two previous short films, including «Rubbish Robbers» which won several international awards. Teig has also published a novel called «The peculiar bust at Cimetière de Montmartre», a thriller set in Paris in the 1960’s. In addition to that, he has directed live multicamera studio shows, mentors young filmmakers through “Røst” film workshop and founded the publishing house "Bergen Book Brewery".

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