Engelen / The Angel

ENGELEN / THE ANGEL (2009)

The Angel is a story about women. About carrying and inheriting Mummy´s traumas. When addiction rules all your decisions.

Lea grows up in a home characterized by lack of protection. From being a cheerful, curious little girl, Lea changes dramatically when her mother Madeleine returns to her ex-boyfriend Ole. The death dance between the two adults harms the child growing up between them.

Dope enables Lea to hold out everyday life with her family. Then Lea gives birth to her daughter Sonja. She wishes to break with her family and start a new life. She wants to take care of her child and give her the protection she herself never got. But Lea soon realizes that she lacks the ability to do so. Consequently, she has to make an impossible decision.

Festivals, awards & nominations:

Best foreign language film Norwegian Oscar entry 2010
Offical Selection Toronto film festival 2009
Gøteborg Film Festival, Best Nordic Film, The Audience Award
Amanda award, Best Film, The Peoples choice
Best Norwegian Film 2009, Oslo Prize by NATT & DAG
Black Nights, Tallinn, Best Actress, Maria Bonnevie
Amanda Award, Best Actress in Supporting Role, Gunilla Röör
Cosmorama, Trondheim, Best new Invention, Margreth Olin
Cosmorama, Trondheim, Best Actress, Maria Bonnevie

Starring
Maria Bonnevie ( cv )
Gunilla Röör ( cv )
Antti Reini ( cv )
Börje Ahlstedt ( cv )
Helene Michaelsen
Milla Mykløen
Benjamin Helstad

Written & directed by
Margreth Olin ( cv )
Produced by 
Thomas Robsahm ( cv )
Director of Photography 
Kim Hiorthøy
Sound
Ragnar Samuelsson & Håkon Lammetun
Production designer
Åsa Isacsson
Costume designer
Karen Fabritius-Gram
Make-up: 
Elizabeth Bukkehave
Editor:
Helge Billing
Distribution
Sandrew Metronome
World Sales
TrustNordisk

Financed by
NFI
Sandrew Metronome
Nordisk Film & TV Fond
Svenska Filminstituttet
Finnish Film Foundation
Speranza Film
Canal+
NRK
YLE

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