The men’s room

Norway, 2018, 75 min.

Director

Jo Vemund Svendsen,
Petter Sommer

Producer

Kari Anne Moe,
Gudmundur Gunnarsson

Scenario

Petter Sommer,
Jo Vemund Svendsen

Rights Holder

Wide House

DOP

Petter Sommer, Jo Vemund Svendsen

Production

Fuglene AS

Every Tuesday twenty-five tattooed middle-aged men take a break from their everyday lives to meet and drink beer, tell bad jokes and sing dirty rock songs. They have landed their biggest gig ever – warming up for Black Sabbath. But one of them confides he’s got little time left to live. This summer becomes a race against time and death.

HONORS
2018 Bergen IFF (Norway) – Best Norwegian Film
2019 Norwegian Documentary FF (Norway) – Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary
Nordic Docs FF (Norway) – Special Jury Award
CPH:DOX (Denmark) – NORDIC:DOX Award
Moscow IFF (Russia) – Documentary Competition, Silver St. George for Best Documentary Film
Krakow IFF (Poland) – DocFilmMusic competition, Audience Award
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Jo Vemund Svendsen - 1

Jo Vemund Svendsen

Born in 1988. Worked as a TV journalist. From 2016 has been working in the documentary world while remaining a journalist and a researcher; the program A LITTLE ISLAND IN THE WORLD won the highest National Award for Best News Programming in 2012. MEN’S ROOM is his feature documentary debut.

Selected filmography

2019 Men's room

Petter Sommer - 1

Petter Sommer

Born in 1975. Director, sound engineer, journalist, sound designer. He directed TV documentaries WHEN DAD KILLS (2013) and OPERATION CONSPIRACY (2014), which both won the highest National Awards. MEN’S ROOM is his feature documentary debut.

Selected filmography

2019 Men's room

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