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Disciple, The

Original title: Lärjungen
German title: Lehrjunge, Der
Finland, 2013

Director: Bengts, Ulrika
Production company: Långfilm Productions Finland Oy
Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Length: 93 min.
Film genre: Feature film

In the summer of 1939 13-year-old Karl arrives on a small island in the Gulf of Finland. A strict lighthouse master teaches his son Gustaf and Karl school subjects as well as seafaring. Karl hopes to become a lighthouse keeper while Gustaf’s only aim is to get away from the island at any cost. The boys quickly become friends but as his father begins to favour Karl, Gustaf’s attitude is irrevocably changed.

Marketing strategies:
Finland’s Oscar Candidate for 2014.

Oulu 2013, Jeugdfilmfestival Antwerp & Bruges 2014, Nordic Filmdays Luebeck 2014 (awarded), Golden Sparrow Erfurt & Gera 2015

Website: larjungen.fi

World sales address/es:
Långfilm (FI)