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Welcome to Norway

by Rune Denstad Langlo International Feature Film / Competition

Deep in the north of Norway, Primus, a jovial loudmouth with a penchant for xenophobic banter, is the third generation to run what looks more like a building site than a should-be hotel – and he does not have any money left to finish the project. To cover the renovation costs, Primus comes up with an idea: he decides to convert the hotel into a refugee accomodation and to compel the state to foot the bill. Fifty freezing refugees, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration and a depressed wife quickly become more than he can handle. As luck would have it, however, there is an intelligent, warm-hearted Eritrean polyglot present, Abedi, who lends him a hand.
Director Rune Denstad Langlo tackles a burning issue with a fantastic sense of Nordic humour: what begins as a mere means to solving Primus’ financial problems results in much more as the hotel owner did not anticipate the volatile human factor.


  • Genre: Tragicomedy
  • Country, Year: Norway, 2016
  • Runtime: 95 Min
  • Languages: Norwegian, English
  • Subtitles: German, English
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  • Director: Rune Denstad Langlo
  • Cast: Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Olivier Mukuta, Slimane Dazi, Henriette Steenstrup, Renate Reinsve
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  • Screenplay: Rune Denstad Langlo
  • Cinematography: Philip Øgaard
  • Editor: Vidar Flataukan
  • Sound: Jesper Miller
  • Music: Ola Kvernberg
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  • Producer: Sigve Endresen
  • Co-Producers: Patrik Andersson, Espen Osmundsen, Eirik Smidesang Slåen
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  • Production Company: Motlys Film og TV Produksjon A.S.
  • World Sales: Beta Cinema
  • Swiss Distribution: Filmcoopi Zürich AG
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