BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Ole Bull – Himmelstormeren
Norge / 2006 / 93 min
Aslak Aarhus
The violinist virtuosa Ole Bull was Norway’s first superstar – celebrated throughout the world

The violin virtuosa Ole Bull was Norway’s first superstar. His bath water was sold in perfume bottles to his fans, and he conquered the world while his children and wife were neglected. He was the violin king who seduced both women and audience. His life was crazy and without limits, just like Bull himself. He was not only the great idol of his times, but also a burning nationalist, struggling for the independence of Norway. He travelled restlessly around the world while his French wife was crying in despair back home in Bergen. An amazing drama, about the violin king who won the world, but lost the ones closest to him.

Aslak Aarhus

Aslak Aarhus was born in 1952 and has worked as a photo reporter in many international conflict areas. He has made quite a few multi media productions from Latin-America and Africa. From 1992 he has made about 20 documentaries from three continents for the TV-channels NRK and TV2. Some of these have been sold to more than 50 countries.