Home for Christmas (2010 film)

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Home for Christmas
Home for Christmas poster.png
Hjem til jul
Directed by Bent Hamer
Written by Bent Hamer
Starring Trond Fausa Aurvåg
Fridtjov Såheim
Reidar Sørensen
Ingunn Beate Øyen
Nina Andresen Borud
Tomas Norström
Joachim Calmeyer
Kai Remlov
Cecilie Mosli
Arianit Berisha
Igor Necemer
Nina Zanjani
Henriette Steenstrup
Gard Eidsvold
Robert Skjærstad
Levi Henriksen
Kyrre Haugen Sydness
Aina Emilie Bækkevold
Marcus Eiel Fagervik
Release date
  • 2010 (2010)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Norway
Language Norwegian

Home for Christmas (Norwegian: Hjem til jul) is a 2010 Norwegian comedy-drama film directed by Bent Hamer.

“Home for Christmas” is based on a selection of short stories from the Norwegian author Levi Henriksen’s collection, ”Only Soft Presents Under the Tree”. These stories, which now and then intersect with each other, all take place in Henriksen’s fictitious small town of Skogli, over a couple of hours on Christmas Eve.


Following a prologue set in war-torn former Yugoslavia, the film follows several different Christmas celebrations in the small Norwegian town of Skogli. Paul is a thirty-three-year-old laborer who marches into his doctor's office demanding a prescription, then proceeds to lay bare all his woes. The doctor is beleaguered by his own marital and financial difficulties (he's left his upset wife to work emergency calls on Christmas Eve). There's also an elderly man preparing an esoteric ritual, a vagrant who runs into an old flame, a middle-aged couple in the throes of passion, a boy hopelessly in love with his Muslim neighbor, and a young émigré couple whose car breaks down as the woman goes into labor.




by John Erik Kaada

Silent Night (in thai language)[edit]

sung by Songsit Ohm Lertsethtakarn - lyrical tenor

text in thai language by Songsit Ohm Lertsethtakarn

Home for Christmas (in English)[edit]

written and sung by Maria Mena


Amanda Awards, Norway 2011[edit]



Best Supporting Actor (Årets mannlige birolle)

Trond Fausa

Best Cinematography (Årets foto)

John Christian Rosenlund

Best Sound Design (Årets lyddesign)

Petter Fladeby

RiverRun International Film Festival 2011[edit]


Audience Choice Award

Best Narrative Feature

Bent Hamer

FESTIVALS AWARDS Best Script - San Sebastian 2010

Toronto Int. Film Festival 2010
London IFFF
Sao Paulo Film festival etc. Hamburg Filmfest
Lübecker Filmtage


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