Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
Two Norwegian boys come of age in this dark drama with comic and tragic elements. The film is set in the 1960's. Naive Otto Olsen is the 16-year old son of working class parents. He is externally a very quiet boy, but internally something else abides. Otto is on a soccer team, but he is always on the bench. His deeper nature is revealed when a mysterious older boy dares Otto to throw a rock at the referee during a game. A friendship slowly begins between the two young men.
boy, coming-of-age, friendship, soccer, teenagers
High Artistic Quality