Nikolaj moves to Rykkin, where his father has helped design the new satellite town. His father is playful, a self-declared free spirit. He firmly believes that a new community spirit will flourish in Rykkin. Nikolaj tries to make sense of life under the thumb of his optimistic and energetic father. They’re a happy little alternative family – until his mother is suddenly killed in a traffic accident.His father spirals into self-centred grief, and Nikolaj is left to deal with his sorrow over the loss of his mother and the disintegration of his family. As things fall apart at home, Nikolaj is drawn to the darker side of Rykkin.His father claws his way back from the brink, eyeing new opportunities in his son’s interest in punk rock. He applauds Nikolaj’s rebellion. But how can Nikolaj grow when his father is more of a child than he is? —filmsdistribution.com
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
Often very funny, with a handful of great scenes, suggestive atmosphere and wonderful Clockwork Orange-esque music from Ginge. But some of the young actors are weak, and the ending feels rushed. This leaves a sour taste in the mouth; "Sons of Norway" could have been a brilliant film, but in the end it's too easygoing for its own good. Still highly recommended for its entertainment value. Three strong stars.