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THE MIDDLE MAN (2023)
Drama, Comedy | Language: English | Status: Completed
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The Middle Man is a darkly humorous social satire which takes place in a small town that is experiencing an epidemic of accidents and deaths. The town is run by “The Commission” - the Sheriff, the Doctor and the Pastor - who decide to hire a ‘Middle Man’ whose sole responsibility will be to inform the family when an unfortunate incident occurs. Frank Farrelli is a quiet, thoughtful man who proves perfect for the job. He takes his new role on with gusto and quickly becomes the town’s beacon of bad news. But the pressures of the job and a budding new romance overwhelm Frank.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Amanda Awards, Norway 2022
Winner - Best Actor (Pål Sverre Hagen)
Nominee - Best Cinematography
Nominee - Best Production Design
Nominee - Best Costumes
Silk Road International Film Festival, China 2022
Winner - Golden Silk Road Award - Best Actor (Pål Sverre Hagen)
Nominee - Golden Silk Road Award - Best Film
CAST & CREW
Stars - Don McKellar, Kenneth Welsh, Nina Andresen Borud
Director - Bent Hamer
Screenplay - Lars Saabye Christensen (novel), Bent Hamer
Cinematography - John Christian Rosenlund
Music - Jonathan Goldsmith
Editing - Anders Refn
Producers - Reinhard Brundig, Nina Frese, Bent Hamer, Jacob Jarek, Jamie Manning, Andreas Roald, Jim Stark, Simone Urdl, Dan Wechsler, Jennifer Weiss, Jamal Zeinal Zade
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Born in Sandefjord, Norway in 1956, Bent Hamer is a director, writer, producer and owner of the film production company BulBul Film. After studying law at The University of Oslo he completed his education in Film Theory and Literature at the University of Stockholm and in filmmaking at Stockholm's Filmskola.
Bent’s feature films include the award-winning O’Horten (2008), Factotum (2005), Kitchen Stories (2003) and Eggs (1995) which all had their international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. 1001 Grams (2014), O’Horten and Kitchen Stories were Norway’s official entries for The Academy Award. In 2013 Bent was awarded the Norwegian Amanda Honorary Award.