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Train Robbers

English title: Train Robbers
Original title: Togrøvere
Norway, 2019, 20 min.

Director: Martin A. Walther
Production company:
Spætt Film
Ferjemannsveien 4
7042 Trondheim
Phone: +47 988 78 923

Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Film genre: Documentary

In the mid 90s a large wastage of goods on northbound trains from Trondheim was discovered. After a long investigation, the spotlight was finally directed at a small train station on Ranheim, furthest east in Trondheim. It turned out that one of the trains had been subjected to a number of hidden robberies over a two-year period. The case took an unexpected turn when the culprits turned out to be very young boys in the ages 11-15.

“Train Robbers” is a nostalgic, funny, serious, warm, sad and poetic coming of age documentary about kids that didn’t fit in at school or the football team. This could have been a film about adult men with drug addiction, prison sentences and split families. But it is not. This is a story about the children that had the future ahead of themselves, but society let down.

Marketing strategies:
World sales:
Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg
Friedensallee 7
D-22765 Hamburg

Mo& Friese 2019


Study guide: German