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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2014 - 18.27 July

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Category: Edition 2014


Christmas is approaching, and what the hedgehog Ludvig (Lambert) wants most of all is snow. But when the inventor Reodor Felgen (Theodore Rimspoke) builds the world’s most powerful snow cannon, it ends up in the hands of the journalist Frimand Pløsen (Freeman Bloat), newspaper editor of the “Flåklypa Gazette”, who above all things in the whole world wants a new record snowfall. Ludvig and the magpie Solan (Sonny) have to take action and straighten things out. On their own, because Reodor Felgen has vanished, and outside a snowstorm is raging and getting steadily worse. Messing around with nature is dangerous business…

Category Out of competition
Section Elements +3
Tipology Animation, Feature Film
Duration 73'
Production Year 2013
Nationality Norway
Directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen
Screenplay Karsten Fullu (based on the universe and characters created by Kjell Aukrust)
Based on the book “Solan og Ludvigs jul”
by Harald Sommerin Simonnæs
Director of photography Morten Skallerud, Janne Hansen
Production Design Are Austnes
Sound Tormod Ringnes
Music Knut Avenstroup Hougen
Original Voices Trond Høvik (Ludvig/Lambert)
Kari-Ann Grønsund (Solan/Sonny)
Trond Brænne (Reodor Felgen/Theodore Rimspoke)
Kåre Conradi (Frimand Pløsen/Freeman Bloat)
Jon Brungot (Melvind Snerken)
Anders Bye (robot)
Produced by Cornelia Boysen

Rasmus A. SivertsenRasmus A. Sivertsen

Born 1972. He studied Animation at the Volda University College, graduating in 1995. He has since become an active figure in the Scandinavian animation industry. As a co-owner of the company Qvisten Animation, he directed several commercials. In 2001 he made the short film GUGGEN: THE BIG CHEESE (GUGGEN – DU STORE GAUDA), which was screened at the GFF 2002. In 2003 he co-directed, along with Stig Bergqvist, his first feature film, CAPTAIN SABERTOOTH (KAPTEIN SABELTANN). Then he made the feature films KURT TURNS EVIL (KURT BLIR GRUSOM, 2008), PLODDY THE POLICE CAR MAKES A SPLASH (PELLE POLITIBIL GÅR I VANNET, 2010), PLODDY THE POLICE CAR ON THE CASE (PELLE POLITIBIL PÅ SPORET, 2013).






Director’s statement

“I wanted to make a Christmas movie based on the wonderful work of Kjell Aukrust, told with both warmth and humour”.
“Kjell Aukrusts unique characters are perfect for creating humour aimed at both children and grownups”.
“As the film’s main character we are introduced to the ever apprehensive hedgehog Ludvig. Ludvig is a personal pessimist and afraid of changes in general. When disaster is threatening to wipe out the entire village of Flåklypa, he has to challenge his own fears and anxieties to save his friends and the village – and Christmas”.


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distribuzione internazionale/world sales
TrustNordisk ApS
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festival contact
Norwegian Film Institute
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fax +47 22474599
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