Norwegian Cozy (Koselig med Peis)

TV-Series | NOR 2011 | 58' | Subtitled English

His father is crazy, his mother is a lesbian, and his brother is prone to depression. Georg Broch-Hansen really does not find his family easy to handle. But things get worse: his pop starlet girlfriend dumps him and, anything but willingly, Georg moves in with his father. Meanwhile, his brother plans to stage an »art performance« that has him taking a dump on the flags of all member countries of the UN in front of a webcam, a move supposed to express his disgust for the world. In contrast to the pitch-black humor this six-part Norwegian TV series is steeped in, NORWEGIAN COZY has light, washed-out images that are reminiscent of overexposed Jürgen Teller photographs. Author and director Thomas Seeberg Torjussen names SIX FEET UNDER as a model for his series, but NORWEGIAN COZY is anything but a knock-off of American formats: a dissection of good old FAMILY VALUES as relentlessly comic as this one is nowhere to be found on US television.

Directors
Daniel Voldheim, Anne Sewitsky, Thomas Torjussen
Script
Thomas Seeberg Torjussen
Photography
Daniel Voldheim
Editors
Simen Gengenbach, Jens Christian Fodstad
Sound
Carl Svensson
Music
John Erik Kaada
Production Design:
Camilla Lindbråten, Astrid Sætren
Casting
Ellen Michelsen
Principal Cast
Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Anders Danielsen Lie, Stein Winge, Tone Danielsen, Kristin Kajander
Producer
Kari Moen Kristiansen
Production
Tordenfilm, YLE, NFI

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Selected filmography Thomas Seeberg Torjussen

THE SCHOOL (2004), SONS (2006), THE LAST JOINT VENTURE (2008)