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Crossing, The

English title: Crossing, The
Original title: Flukten over Grensen
German title: Crossing, The *
Norway, 2019

Director: Helgeland, Johanne
Production company: Maipo
Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Length: 95 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Synopsis:
The parents of 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto are in the Norwegian resistance movement during the Second World War. One day, just before Christmas in 1942, Gerda and Otto's parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their parents started: To help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis cross the border to neutral Sweden and reunite them with their parents.

Festivals:
Zlin CFF 2020 (awarded), Kids Kino Poland 2020 (awarded), Cinekid Amsterdam 2020 (awarded), Filem'On Brussels CFF 2020 (ECFA Award), Nordic Filmdays Lübeck 2020 (awarded), Oulu CFF 2020 (ECFA Award), Ale Kino! Poznan 2020 (awarded), Vilnius CFF 2020, JEF CFF Vlaanderen 2021, EFA-Award 2021 (nominated), Luxembourg IFF 2021, Freeze Frame Winnipeg 2021

ECFA interview available

Study guide: Finish

World sales address/es:
TrustNordisk Int. Sales (DK)