THE CROSSING

By Johanne Helgeland

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Title: THE CROSSING
Original title: FLUKTEN OVER GRENSEN
Director: Johanne Helgeland
Producers: Cornelia Boysen
Executive producers: Synnøve Hørsdal
Film status: Internationally Premiered
Cast: Anna Sofie Skarholt, Bo Lindquist-Ellingsen, Samson Steine, Bianca Ghilardi-Hellsten
Genre: Family Adventure
Budget EUR: 2.3M
Duration: 95 min
Language: NORWEGIAN
Country of origin: Norway
Production Company: Maipo Film AS
Scriptwriter: Maja Lunde
Cinematographer: Jon-Erling Holmenes Fredriksen
Production year: 2020
Editor: Jon Endre Mørk
Local release: 14-02-2020

THE CROSSING tells the story of the adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during the Second World War. One day, just before Christmas in 1942, Gerda and Otto's parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their parents started: To help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis cross the border to neutral Sweden and reunite them with their parents. THE CROSSING is a film about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty and great courage you can find in even the youngest of children.

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