Jonny Vang (Aksel Hennie) lives on the Norwegian countryside, where he is trying to establish a business breeding earthworms. His ambitions to expand are thwarted by the bank manager (Trond Brænne), who will not lend him the necessary money. He lives with his mother Brita (Marit Andreassen) and her difficult friend Odvar (Bjørn Sundquist). On top of all of this, he is also carrying out an affair with Tuva (Laila Goody) – the wife of his best friend Magnus (Fridtjov Såheim). Things get even worse when an unknown assailant knocks him over the head with a shovel. —Wikipedia
Jens Lien (born 14 September 1967) is a Norwegian film director. He graduated from the London International Film School in 1993. His graduation project was the short film “Montana”, that was featured at the short film festival in Grimstad that year. in 1995 he again participated in this festival, with the entry “Mitt elektriske kjøkken” (My Electrical Kitchen). Lien went on to make the short films “Døren som ikke smakk” (Shut the Door, 2000) og “Naturlige Briller” (Natural Glasses, 2001). Both of these films were based on scripts by Per Schreiner, and both were featured at the Cannes International Film Festival. In addition to this Lien has also made a number of advertisements.
In 2003 he had his feature film debut with the movie Jonny Vang. The movie was selected for the Berlin Film festival. The movie was awarded an Amanda Award for “Best Actor” (Aksel Hennie) in 2003. It was also nominated in the category “Best Film”, but lost out to Bent Hamer’s Salmer fra kjøkkenet.Lien’s… read more