Larsen, a cocksure young author with a great zest for life, joins a fur-trapping expedition. Armed with self-confidence and a love letter from his girlfriend, he arrives in East Greenland late in the summer of 1928. Together with him on the boat is Holm, an experienced hunter. Before the ship continues its journey they are met by Randbæk who has wintered there and is to lead the expedition. The three are going to spend the winter together. Randbæk realises that Larsen is the greenhorn of the party, and only Holm’s intervention prevents his being relegated to the role of housekeeper. Randbæk never gives Larsen a minute’s peace. The continual violent conflicts between Randbæk and Larsen eventually become too much for Holm. After one particularly hard fight, on Christmas Eve, Larsen and Randbæk wake up to discover that Holm has disappeared.
Winter has scarcely begun, and with Holm’s flight from the two increasingly aggressive hunters, the chances of survival in the icy wastes get slimmer and slimmer. —The Norwegian Film Institute
Hans Petter Moland (born 1955, Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian film director. Hans Petter was the first born son of Odd Moland and Sigrid Eid Moland, and has a younger brother named Morten Moland. He is a film graduate from Emerson College in the United States. When living in Boston Hans Petter met a college student Elizabeth (Lisa) Pacini whom he married, and later moved back to Norway with. When living in Norway he had three children; Nicolai (1985), Anna Marina (1987) and Max Emil (1989). In 1992 Hans Petter and Elizabeth got divorced. He later married Norwegian film artist Maria Sødahl and had three more children; Sara (1995), Lukas (1998) and Jack (2001). Hans Petter has been awarded prizes for his commercials at all major festivals, including Cannes, before he made his feature debut in 1993 with The Last Lieutenant. He followed up with Zero Kelvin (1995), Aberdeen (2000) and The Beautiful Country (2004), which was selected for Competition in Berlin. He also directed the short film… read more