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Ten-year-old Norwegian Gerda wants to be a musketeer, much to the dismay of her older brother Otto. He really hates her apron cape and her wooden dagger. After the sudden arrest of their parents, right before Christmas of 1942, the siblings discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in their basement and realize that their parents are part of the resistance movement. With the parents imprisoned, Gerda rises to the occasion and vows to defy the Nazis and help Sarah and Daniel escape into unoccupied Sweden. Otto sympathizes with the Nazis and only reluctantly joins his sister on her quest. The group begins a dangerous and suspenseful journey across the snowy Norwegian wilderness, frantically trying to stay ahead of the Germans who seem to have supporters everywhere. Johanne Helgeland’s feature film debut is an incredible story of friendship, courage, and doing what is right. The stunning cinematography and its talented young cast, makes The Crossing a compelling film for the whole family. Norway Amanda Award for Best Children’s Film winner. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Jury Prize. (KK)

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    96 minutes
  • Language
    Norwegian,with English subtitles
  • Director
    Johanna Helgeland
  • Screenwriter
    Maja Lunde, Espen Torkildsen 
  • Producer
    Cornella Boysen
  • Executive Producer
    Sunnøve Hørsdal
  • Cast
    Anna Sofie Skarholt, Bo Linquist-Ellingsen, Samson Steine, Bianca Ghilardi-Hellsten
  • Cinematographer
    John Erling H. Fredriksen
  • Editor
    Jon Endre Mørk
  • Production Design
    Åsa Nilsson
  • Music
    Stein Berge Svendsen