Home for Christmas

by Bent Hamer

Home for Christmas


In a small Norwegian town on Christmas Eve, several people struggle to make it home through the snow beneath the colorful Northern Lights. An eclectic mix of townsfolk cross paths in several interwoven stories of humour and tragedy, tenderness and desperation, forgiveness and hope, birth and death.


Director, scriptwriter, producer and founder of the production company BulBul Film.
Bent Hamer was born in Sandefjord, Norway. He studied film theory and literature at Stockholms Universitet and Stockholms Filmskola.
His latest feature film, Home for Christmas, makes its world premiere at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival and its European premiere at the 2010 San Sebastian Film Festival.
O’Horten, had its international premiere at Un Certain Regard at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. His other feature films Factotum (2005), Kitchen Stories (2003) and Eggs (1995) all participated in the Director’s Fortnight
in Cannes. Both Eggs and Kitchen Stories were awarded the International Film Critics Award (FIPRESCI).


2010 »Home for Christmas«
2008 »O'Horten«
2005 »Factotum«
2003 »Kitchen Stories«
1998 »Water Easy Reach«
1995 »Eggs«


Arianit Berisha - Goran
Sany Lesmeister - Anka
Nadja Soukup - Goran’s Mother
Nina Zanjani - Mother/Sniper
Igor Necemer - Father
Trond Fausa Aurvåg - Paul
Fridtjov Såheim - Knut
Morten Ilseng Risnes - Thomas
Sarah Bintu Sakor - Bintu
Issaka Sawadogo - Bintu´s Father
Joachim Calmeyer - Simon
Reidar Sørensen - Jordan
Nina Andresen-Borud - Karin
Tomas Norström - Kristen
Cecilie Mosli - Elise
Ingunn Beate Øyen - Johanne
Levi Henriksen - Security Guard
Kristine Rui Slettebakken - Tone
Kyrre Haugen Sydness - Hroar
Aina Emilie Bækkevold - Turid
Marcus Eiel Fagervik -  Torbjørn


Screenplay: Bent Hamer
Based on the short story collection "Only soft presents under the tree" by Levi Henriksen 
Producers: Bent Hamer
Co-Producers: Christoph Friedel, Claudia Steffen, Jörgen Bergmark
Cinematographer: John Christian Rosenlund
Production Designer: Eva Norén, Tim Pannen
Editors: Pål Gengenbach and Silje Nordseth
Sound: Petter Fladeby
Music: John Erik KAADA
Line Producer: Catho Bach Christensen
Produced by: BulBul Film
In co-production with: Pandora Film, Filmimperiet and ZDF / ARTE 
Supported by: The Norwegian Film Institute, Filmstiftung NRW, Sandrew Metronome, Nordic Film and TV Fund, DFFF, The Swedish Film Institute, Mid Nordic Film Commission, Filmpool Jämtland, Östersunds Kommun and Eurimages

Technical Data

Format: 35mm / 24fps / 1:2,35 / Colour / Dolby Digital SRD
Length: 85 min
Original language: Norwegian, English, Serbian

Original title: Hjem til Jul


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