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What Will People Say

Original title: Hva Vil Folk Si
German title: Was werden die Leute sagen
Norway, 2017

Director: Haq, Iram
Production company: Mer Film AS
Co-producers: Rohfilm Factory, Zentropa International Sweden AB
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 104 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Sixteen year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when out with her friends, she is a normal Norwegian teenager. When her father catches her in bed with her boyfriend, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide.    
To set an example, Nisha’s parents decide to kidnap her and place her with relatives in Pakistan. Here, in a country she has never been to before, Nisha is forced to adapt to her parents’ culture.   

Toronto IFF 2017, Copenhagen IFF 2017, Mumbai IFF 2017, Nordic Filmdays Lübeck 2017 (awarded), AFI Fest 2017 (awarded), Dubai IFF 2017, Kerala IFF 2017, Würzburg IFF 2018 (awarded), Sehpferdchen Hannover 2018, Emden IFF 2018, Edinburgh IFF 2018, Haugesund IFF 2018 (awarded), Castellinaria Bellinzona 2018, Ale Kino! CFF Poznan 2018 (awarded)

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Study guide: Finnish

Study guide: German

Study guide: Norwegian

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