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Finding Friends

English title: Finding Friends
Original title: Venner for livet
German title: SOS - Petter ohne Netz
Norway, 2004

Director: Lindtner-Naess, Arne
Production company: Nordisk Film Production
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Things are not looking good when 12 year old Petter and the rest of the family moves to a small farm in the middle of nowhere for the summer. But the countryside is not as quiet and peaceful as Petter thinks. Walking in the forrest he finds an abused dog which he takes care of. The owner wants it back, but together with the indian girl Nila and her friend Samson the bull, they rescue the dog and reveal the local car thieves that have operated for a long time. The summer turns out to be a dangerous and exciting adventure, - Petter does not miss his friends in the city. During these weeks he has made friends forever...with a dog, a bull and a girl.

Giffoni 2005 (awarded), Buster Copenhagen 2005, Lucas Frankfurt 2005, Cinekid Amsterdam 2005, Luebeck 2005, Oulu 2005, Olympia Pyrgos 2005, Stuttgart 2005 (awarded), Antwerp/Brugge 2006, Kassel 2006, Arsenals Riga 2006, Leeds 2006, Zlin 2006, Chicago 2006, Rio de Janeiro IFF (awarded)

Study guide: German

Study guide: Norwegian

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

Sold to:
Columbia Tristar (Norway)
Atlas Film GmbH (DE)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)
Jef (BE)