I wanted to show a group of boys, naked, with all their dreams, their doubts and illusions, world champions and children at one and the same time. With-out smoothing any of the rough edges I wanted to show their complex and often fearful relationships with the opposite sex. Everyday and often light-hearted situations are mixed with darker and more poetic scenes. Passages of tenderness alternate with frantic montages from the gang’s past (or possibly their future?). The use of stills, dust-jackets, newspaper articles and quasi-documentary material is also intended to create a richness and a texture in the film’s universe. Reprise should seem as rich in ideas and enthusiasm as boys of that age are. (Joachim Trier)

Competition Fiction 2007
Joachim Trier
Norway 2006
105 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier
Cinematography Jakob Ihre
Editing Olivier Bugge Couté
Music Ola Fløttum, Knut Schreiner
With Espen Klouman Høiner, Anders Danielsen Lie, Viktoria Winge, Christian Rubeck, Pål Stokka, Odd-Magnus Williamson, Rebekka Karijord, Henning Elvestad
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