David Knight - 14th Apr 2016

Thea Hvistendahl's story of secret pleasures in suburban Oslo is a darkly humourous allegory on sexual mores. And it's also unusual in being less of a music video than it appears. 

In this case, Norwegian band Olefonken, with the help of up and coming vocalist Ary, scored their track Quaaludes to the visuals, that were originally made for another band, but were then rejected for being too weird.

So we have Olefonken to thank for rescuing this wonderful (if somewhat controversial) film about an unconventional nuclear family. It certainly adds to the sense that Norway is the home for music videos that are bone-dry funny, bordering on the transgressive...
 

Credits

DirectorThea Hvistendahl
ProducerAndrea Berentsen Ottmar
Production CompanyFrokost Film
1st ADStian Tveiten
Director of PhotographyPål Ulvik Rokseth
Focus PullerPhilip Borgli
Art DirectorNaomi Disch, Liz Grunwald
WardrobeMiriam Lien
EditorThea Hvistendahl
ColouristJulien Alary
Grading companyShortcut Norge
Lead actorNora Øien, Noah Figenschau, Mathias Calmeyer, Ines Prange
LabelSnorkel Records

David Knight - 14th Apr 2016

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