Upperdog

Upperdog

As young children, half-siblings Axel and Yanne are adopted to Norway. They are separated on arrival, he to material wealth on Oslo's west side, she to an average family on the east side. In contrast to her younger brother, Yanne remembers their journey to Norway, but she has no idea where he might be now. All this is about to change, however, as Yanne's Polish friend Maria starts working as a maid for Axel's parents, there discovering a photograph of a young boy. Maria has seen the same picture on the wall of Yanne's flat. She decides to reunite them. But before having time to realize the consequences, she sets in motion a chain of events which throws many people into emotional turmoil.

Directed and written by Sara Johnsen.

Awards

Shortlisted for LovelyBooks Leserpreis, Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards See full list
Nordic Council Film Prize Nominee 2010
Amanda Awards (Best Direction) Norway 2010
Amanda Awards Nominee (Best Screenplay) Norway 2010
Trondheim International Film Festival (Best Director) Norway 2010
Trondheim International Film Festival (Best Original Screenplay) Norway 2010
Rouen Nordic Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize) France 2010
Norwegian International Film Festival (Film Critics Award) Norway 2009
Warsaw International Film Festival Nominee (Grand Prix) Poland 2009
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Author
Photo: Stig Jarnes Sara Johnsen
Published
2009
Genre
  • Comedy
  • Drama

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