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David Knight - 29th Jan 2018

Thor Brenne challenges racial preconceptions in his video for Norwegian rapper HKEEM. 

Brenne's video for Ghettoparasitt features a trio of Caucasian white men on a night out in Oslo - being treated with widespread suspicion whereever they go. They are turned away from clubs, made to feel outcast and repeatedly apprehended - and it's all because they are white (and not that young either).

Befitting the Norwegian setting - and in keeping with the director's trademark style - this is delivered in a deadpan fashion, which makes the role reversal message all the more effective.

Credits

DirectorThor Brenne
ProducerJonas Grimeland
Production CompanyCOMPULSORY
Director of PhotographyTorbjørn Sundal Holen
Focus PullerJørgen Klüver
Focus PullerEmil Gurvin
GafferAnton Österlund
Art DirectorRebekka Jynge
WardrobeSandra Krogh Rodum
ColouristJoachim Nilsen
Post production companyStoryline
VFXCato Lauvli
Director's RepresentationCOMPULSORY
CommissionerLars W. Nygaard
LabelUniversal Music / Def Jam Norway
Other creditsProduction Assitant: Even Standal Vesterhus

David Knight - 29th Jan 2018

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