90 Minutes

  • 90'
  • Norway
  • 2012
What happens in the last 90 minutes before a person commits murder? This is the central question in this trilogy of stories about men who mask frustration, emasculation and loss of face with violence.
In an objective style, director-screenwriter Eva Sørhaug weaves the three stories together as musical variations on a theme. The story of the businessman Johan, who arranges his affairs before he prepares an exuberant last supper for his wife; the policeman Fred, who loses control during the weekly visit to his ex-wife and children; the drug addict Trond, who terrorises his young wife and their newborn baby. The spotless houses in which the characters live slowly but surely turn into prisons.
90 Minutes does not answer any questions about domestic and social violence, does not seek psychological explanations, but simply shows the last hour and a half in these lives, which are often terrifyingly close to our own.

Director
Eva Sørhaug
Country of production
Norway
Production Year
2012
Festival Edition
IFFR 2013
Length
90'
Medium
DCP
Original title
90 Minutter
Language
Norwegian
Producer
Hakon Øverås
Production Company
4 1/2
Sales
LevelK
Screenplay
Eva Sørhaug
Cinematography
Harald Gunnar Paalgard
Editor
Vidar Flataukan
Production Design
Nina Bierch Andresen
Sound Design
Bent Erik Holm
Music
Henrik Skamm
Cast
Aksel Hennie, Mads Ousdal
Website
https://www.levelk.dk/films/90-minutes/246