30.09. - 09.10.2021

Pioneer Norway, Germany 2013 | 106 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2013

Erik Skjoldbjærg

Erik Skjoldbjærg (*1964) is currently one of Norway's most successful directors, known above all through his films Insomnia (1997) and Prozac Nation (2001). His thriller Pioneer is based on a true story.

rated for 0 + years
Norway 1981. Huge gas and oil fields are discovered in the North Sea. Peder, his brother Knut and a few other top divers are given the job of investigating whether it's possible for humans to work at a depth of 500m. Obsessed with their task, the two brothers do everything they can to make the most dangerous diving mission in the world a success. But, on the last test dive, Knut dies. When Peder tries to find out what happened, he stumbles upon a network of corruption, murder and scientific rivalry. Step by step, he uncovers the dark side of oil production and soon has to face the question: what is more important, the truth or his own life?

Screening on 01.10. in attendance of:
Raimond Goebel (Producer)

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Original title: Pionér
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Norwegian
Section: Agenda 13
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg
Screenplay: Hans Gunnarson, Cathinka Nikolaysen, Katherine Valen Zeiner, Erik Skjoldbjaerg, Nikolaj Frobenius
Cast: Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang, Stephanie Sigman, Ane Dahl Torp, Jørgen Langhelle
Producer: Christian Fredrik Martin, Raimond Goebel
Director of Photography: Jallo Kekarainen Faber
Music: AIR
Production Design: Karl Júlíusson
Editor: Frida Michaelsen
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Trust Nordisk
Production: Filand Produksjon, Pandora Filmproduktion, Garage Film International, Matila Röhr Producitions, Film I Väst, Les Films d'Antoine


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