Everybody Hates Johan


The Main 2 Tue, May 10, 2022 7:20 PM
Pop's Art Theater Rochester Sat, May 14, 2022 7:00 PM
The Main 2 Tue, May 17, 2022 7:30 PM
The Main 2 Fri, May 20, 2022 4:40 PM
Virtual Available In:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:Alle hater Johan
Festival Programs:Midnight Sun
Dark Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Release Year:2022
Runtime:93 min
Print Source:Norwegian Film Institute
Director:Hallvar Witzø
Executive Producer:Henrik Zein
Sveinung Golimo
Aage Aaberge
Producer:Elisabeth Kvithyll
Cinematographer:Karl Erik Brøndbo
Editor:Erlend Loe
Composer:Trude Lirhus
Principal Cast:Jørund Fluge Samuelsen
Filmography:Pål Sverre Hagen
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal


An offbeat, literally explosive comedy about the long and adventurous life of Johan Grande (Pål Sverre Hagen, Amundsen) and his eternal struggle for love. Johan is an eccentric loner who lives with his aunt and uncle in the scenic small town of Titran, at the end of the windswept Trøndelag Gulf. He lost his mother and father at a young age due to an unfortunate accident, but their influence lingers. Those even more peculiar parents, communists who resisted the Nazi occupation of Norway by bombing bridges, left him a great love of dynamite. A lonely teenager, Johan loves his wild horse Ella and big explosions, but not much else. Except for the sympathetic girl next door, Solvor (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, The Spy), whom he later partially explodes by mistake. No wonder everyone in Titran hates Johan. Debuting feature director Hallvar Witzø makes savvy comic use of star Pål Sverre Hagen’s incredible height (6’5.5”) and slender frame.

Director Biography

Hallvar Witzø was born in 1984 and raised in Leksvik, Norway. He studied film directing at Lillehammer's Norwegian Film School. His short films include “Tuba Atlantic” (2010), “Yes We Love” (2014), and “When One Door Closes” (2017). Everyone Hates Johan (Alle hater Johan) (2021) is his debut feature.