AS I FALL

  • Feature
  • 2018
  • 94 Minutes
  • Norway
  • Language: Norwegian

As I Fall follows the unconventional relationship between a father and son as they cling to one another under the looming threat of addiction and separation.

Director: Magnus Meyer Arnesen

Screenwriter: Kristian Landmark, Magnus Meyer Arnesen

Production Company: Den Norske Filmskolen

Premier Status: Asian Premiere


Film Critic

Not being father

Manouchehr Dinparast

Manouchehr Dinparast

As “I Fall” is a story about a young man who in many ways has given up on life due to a severe heroin addiction. He is about to reach his bottom when his estranged five-year-old son appears at his door. The film follows the unconventional relationship between a father and son as they cling to one another under the looming threat of addiction and separation. Joachim is 29 years old. He’s attractive, but his charming smile veils the daily battle he fights within himself as he struggles to manage a heroin addiction. He smokes every day and tries to quit almost every other. He hates the drug and its controlling effect, but it relieves his pain and loneliness. After years locked in a cycle of abuse, Joachim is on the verge of a breakdown. Then he gets an unexpected call from his ex-partner, Maria. She’s been arrested and is worried about their eight-year-old son, Lukas. Joachim hasn’t seen Lukas since he was born. Suddenly he is faced with responsibilities and want to get better. Joachim struggles to pull himself from the depths of addiction and connect with something other than a drug. The film portrays the destructive effect of drugs on human relations quite well.


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Awards

2018: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, First Feature Competition, Estonia


Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Kristian Landmark, Magnus Meyer Arnesen

DOP / Camera: Ivar Taim

Editor: Jaak Jr.Ollino

Music: David Stephen Grant

Sound: Tamás Stéger, Daniel Angyal

Production Designer: Mirjam Veske

Producer: Gyda Velvin Myklebust, Magnus Kristiansen

Cast: Preben Hodneland, Alexandra Gjerpen, Marius Aandal Pedersen, Vidar Sandem, Morten Svartveit, Trine Wiggen, Kjærsti Odden Skjeldal


Director

Magnus Meyer Arnesen

Magnus Meyer Arnesen (b. 1981) graduated from the Polish National Film School in Lodz in 2010. He has directed a wide range of films, both documentaries and fiction. As I Fall is his debut as a feature film director.

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