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English title: Yohan – The Child Wanderer
Original title: Yohan – Barnevandrer
German title: Yohan – The Child Wanderer
Director: Salomonsen, Grete
Production company: Penelope Film AS
An exciting, action-filled family movie about Yohan (10) and his Heroic life 100 years ago in Norway.
Ten year old Jacob is sent away from home in order to work as a shepherd on a far-away farm. It's a hard and lonely job, but Jacob will not let the circumstances break him. Like a Numskull Jack, he challenges his surroundings, and gets acquainted with both domestic animals, wild animals, and travelling Gypsies. On the neighbouring farm, two children are treated roughly, and Jacob decides he will help them. Barnevandrerne deals with the near-forgotten labour migration of children which took place between the counties of Vest-Agder and Aust-Agder in the 19th century.
Schedules release: December 2009.
The film is being produced in both Norwegian and English, and shall be distributed to 30 countries. The movie is considered one of the largest Norwegian family movies based on the budget of 35 million Norwegian crowns, the number of actors, and the number of locations.
Stockholm Junior 2010, Kristiansand 2010
World sales address/es:
TrustNordisk Int. Sales (DK)
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