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Twigson (Knerten)

English title: Twigson (Knerten)
Original title: Knerten
German title: Mein Freund Knerten
Norway, 2009

Director: Engmark, Åsleik
Production company: Paradox rettigheter AS
Age recommendation: 5 years and up

The film Knerten is all about a tough, naughty, quick-witted and brave boy. Lillebror has just moved, and has not made any new friends yet, when his imaginary friend – the wooden twig Knerten – appears in the middle of a pile of firewood. When Lillebror’s mum gets a job in a store while Dad is out travelling as an underwear salesman, Lillebror has to manage on his own most of the day. With Knerten in his hand, he encounters a new everyday life filled with excitement and drama. But can a pine twig be a real friend – and can the family afford to stay in the run-down house? The film Knerten is based on the first book in Anne Cath Vestly’s classical children’s book series about Lillebror and Knerten.

Marketing strategies:
Based on Anne Cath. Vestly’s novel "Lillebror og knerten". 65.214 admissions from app 80 screens during its opening weekend – the most successful launch of a children’s film in Norway since 2003.

Haugesund 2009, Berlin Generation 2010, BUFF Malmö 2010, Sprockets Toronto 2010, Kristiansand 2010, Munich 2010, Michel Hamburg 2010, Vienna 2010, Augsburg 2010, Vienna 2010, Chicago 2010, Ale Kino Poznan 2010 (awarded), Berimora Riga 2011, Discovery Dundee 2011, Oulu 2011

Website: www.knertenfilmen.no

ECFA interview available

Study guide: English

Study guide: Flemish

Study guide: German

Study guide: Norwegian

World sales address/es:
Paradox (Norway)
Sola Media (DE)

Sold to:
Scanbox (NO)
Polyband (DE)
Jef (BE)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)
In The Air (NL)