• Feature
  • 2016
  • 96 Minutes
  • Norway
  • Language: Norwegian

A pyromaniac ignites his first fire in a peaceful village. In the weeks to come it is followed by a series of fires, spreading fear in the small community. An inferno lurks under the surface as a local policeman uncovers the unthinkable truth: the pyromaniac is one of the local firemen, and the son of the fire brigades chief. The film is an intimate portrait of the pyromaniac and the fireman, as they dual for control of the young boys mind.

Director: Erik Skjoldbjaerg

Screenwriter: Bjørn Olaf Johannessen

Production Company: Glør Film AS



2016: Toronto International Film Festival , Canada

Reykjavik International Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival

Riga International Film Festival , Honorable Mention to Trond Nielsen

CPH:PIX, Denmark

Nordic Film Days Lübeck

European Film Forum Scanorama

Torino Film Festival, Italy

Dubai International Film Festival

Dubai IFF

Les Arcs European Film Festival: Best Cinematography to Gösta Reiland

2017: Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Cinequest Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Bjørn Olaf Johannessen

DOP / Camera: Gosta Reiland Reiland

Editor: Gösta Reiland

Music: Gaute Tønder

Producer: Erik Skjoldbjaerg

Cast: Trond Hjort Nilsen, Agnes Kittelsen, Per Frisch, Liv Bernhoft Osa


Erik Skjoldbjaerg

ERIK SKJOLDBJÆRG (born 1964) is a Norwegian director and writer. He graduated from the National Film and Television School in London in 1997 and made his feature film debut with ‘Insomnia’ in 1997, which he also co-wrote. The film attracted substantial international attention and was selected for the “Semaine de la Critique” at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997. The film was remade in 2002, with Christopher Nolan directing.
Erik made his international debut with the drama ‘Prozac Nation’ in 2001, and has since directed several feature films and TV-dramas with both national and international success. His latest film ‘Pioneer’ (2013), was selected by Toronto International Film Festival and presold to amongst others UK, US and Japan. Erik has also co-created and directed the 10 part drama-series, ”Occupied”, aired in US and most European countries this year.

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