BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
Norwegian documentary

The Last Witness

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Det siste vitnet
Norge/ 2013/ 52 min.
LANGUAGE:
Norsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Ingen
DIRECTOR:
Øystein Rakkenes og Morten Conradi
WRITER:
Øystein Rakkenes og Morten Conradi
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Nils Petter Lotherington, Haakon Wettre, Tommy Norrman
PRODUCER:
Øystein Rakkenes
The untold story of the Norwegian resistance movement

The Pelle group carried out some of the most dangerous sabotage operations during the German occupation of Norway. But because of their communist convictions, the group members were monitored by the state, met by an occupational ban and erased from the history books after the war. The few members of the Pelle group that are still alive now seek an apology that is long overdue, and by staging a fictitious trial, directors Øystein Rakkenes and Morten Conradi allow them the opportunity to tell their stories.

 

Øystein Rakkenes og Morten Conradi

ØYSTEIN RAKKENES (1957) is a filmaker, journalist and author. He established his own production company in 2001 after 12 years as an employee of state broadcaster NRK. In 2010 he directed BROTHERS IN WAR, which won the Amanda for best documentary.

MORTEN CONRADI (1954) is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. He has previously made SABOTEURS IN THE DARK (2010), a film about the post-war aftermath and the Norwegian resistance movement.