One day in 1979, Magnus and his son Nikolaj hit the wall in their new house in Rykkinn. Magnus is an architect, hippie and free spirit, a glaring exception in a community where equality and conformity is the norm. He always stands up for his son, supporting him unconditionally, even when Nikolaj decides to stop giving a damn. Sons of Norway is a film about rebellion, punk rock, suburban hell and the struggle between freaks and punks. But most of all, it’s the story of an unusual father-son relationship, and about the strength of the bonds we sometimes do our best to rip apart.
Among his short films Shut the Door(2000) and Natural Glasses(2001), was both invited for the Official Competition in Cannes. His debut feature film, Jonny Vang(2003) was premiered at Berlin Film Festival. His second feature The Bothersome Man won the ACID award in Critics’ Week at Cannes 2006. It was official selected for Toronto Film Festival and has since the release won more than 30 international prizes.