Pyromaniac

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Fri, Apr 14, 2017 9:55 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Tue, Apr 18, 2017 7:20 PM
Marcus Rochester Cinema Sat, Apr 22, 2017 9:30 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Wed, May 3, 2017 9:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$11.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Midnight Sun
Tags:Drama
Thriller
True Story
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Thrill Me Chill Me
Release Year:2016
Runtime:98 min
Festivals & Awards:Honorable Mention to Trond Nielsen - Riga International Film Festival
Best Cinematography to Gšsta Reiland - Les Arcs European Film Festival
Country/Region:Norway
Language:Norwegian
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Norwegian Film Institute
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/166022314
Cast/Crew
Director:Erik Skjoldbjærg
Producer:Edward A. Dreyer
Aage Aaberge
Cinematographer:Gšsta Reiland
Screenwriter:Bjørn Olaf Johannessen
Editor:Sverrir Kristjansson
Composer:Gaute Tønder
Maja Ratkje
Principal Cast:Trond Hjort Nilsen
Per Frisch
Liv Bernhoft Osa
Henrik Rafaelsen
Filmography:Insomnia ('97)
Prozac Nation ('01)
An Enemy of the People ('05)
Nokas ('10)
Pioneer ('13)

Description

19-year-old Dag comes back to his parents' home in a peaceful village in southern Norway after a spell in the military. His father, Ingemann, runs a small workshop, but even more importantly, he is the chief of the volunteer fire brigade. The son is proud of his father’s work and the father proud to see his son carry on the tradition upon the latter’s return. But more and more fires are ablaze in this small village, and Ingemann and Alma, Dag’s mother, are beginning to suspect the worst of their son. Featuring some of the most incredible scenes of burning buildings ever seen in cinema, Pyromaniac is a nuanced study of a sociopath and the community that shelters him. From Erik Skjoldbjærg, director of the international sensation Insomnia, comes “[A] chilling, subjective study of psychopathology.” - The Hollywood Reporter


Director’s Biography

Erik Skjoldbjærg: Born in 1964 in Tromsø, Finland, Erik Skjoldbjærg attended the National Film and Television School in London. He met with international fame with his debut feature film, Insomnia ('97), which was remade by Christopher Nolan in 2002. His film, Pioneer ('13), screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.


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