THE MIDDLE MAN (2020)
Drama | Language: Norwegian | Subtitles: English | Status: Completed
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Frank Farrelli lives in Karmack, a small town in south-west USA. Frank is in his thirties but still lives with his mother
after losing his job at the railway station when it was closed down. The town of Karmack has no jobs to offer, nor
a future prospect for its residents. With its decreasing population and bad economy, Karmack is governed by the
Sheriff, the Doctor and the Pastor – the so-called Commission – who run the town as best as they can. But with
strange deaths starting to occur, the Commission sees no other option than to employ a Middle Man to convey
painful messages to bereaved relatives. Frank is employed as Karmack’s first official Middle Man.
The disillusioned inhabitants of Karmack struggle to maintain dignity, as little by little the town’s characters come
to expose their previously hidden lives.
CAST & CREW
Stars - Don McKellar, Kenneth Welsh, Nina Andresen Borud
Director - Bent Hamer
Screenplay - Lars Saabye Christensen (novel), Bent Hamer
Cinematography - John Christian Rosenlund
Music - Jonathan Goldsmith
Editing - Anders Refn
Producers - Reinhard Brundig, Nina Frese, Bent Hamer, Jacob Jarek, Jamie Manning, Andreas Roald, Jim Stark, Simone Urdl, Dan Wechsler, Jennifer Weiss, Jamal Zeinal Zade
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Born in Sandefjord, Norway in 1956, Bent Hamer is a director, writer, producer and owner of the film production company BulBul Film. After studying law at The University of Oslo he completed his education in Film Theory and Literature at the University of Stockholm and in filmmaking at Stockholm's Filmskola.
Bent’s feature films include the award-winning 'O’Horten' (2008), 'Factotum' (2005), 'Kitchen Stories' (2003) and 'Eggs' (1995) which all had their international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. '1001 Grams' (2014), 'O’Horten' and 'Kitchen Stories' were Norway’s official entries for The Academy Award. In 2013 Bent was awarded the Norwegian Amanda Honorary Award.