Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Here Is Harold
(Her er Harold)

Year: 2014
Country: NORWAY
Run Time: 87 minutes

Here Is Harold
Here Is Harold
Here Is Harold

For 40 years Harold and Marny have had a successful furniture store and marriage in Bergen, Norway. As illness threatens Marny, IKEA opens a store next to Harold's. Within a shockingly brief time, he loses both his wife and his livelihood. Everything he has worked for and loved has been taken, and Harold blames IKEA's founder, Ingvar Kamprad. Driven to desperation, Harold torches his store and sets out for revenge. He plans to kidnap Kamprad. How he will do this is unclear. Kamprad won't just climb into Harold’s car. Well, actually he does. Now that Harold really has him at gunpoint, step two needs to be addressed. HERE IS HAROLD is a darkly satiric road trip where disillusionment and absurdity are the signposts. With the unsolicited assistance of 16-year-old runaway, Ebba, and a very feisty and vocal hostage in hand, things naturally begin to spiral out of control. Savagely skewering the media, corporate greed, and blind consumerism along the way, HERE IS HAROLD shows the unexpectedly hilarious (and touching) consequences of unfocused anger and poorly planned abductions. (In Norwegian with subtitles) –C.R.

CIFF40 Screenings

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 11:20 AM

Friday, April 08, 2016 at 6:25 PM

World Tour

Gunnar Vikene

Gunnar Vikene was born in 1966 in Norway. An actor, writer, and director, he has made documentaries, music videos, and short and feature films.

"Falling Sky" (2002), "Trigger" (2006), "Vegas" (2009), HERE IS HAROLD (2014)

Maria Ekerhovd

Gunnar Vikene

Simon Pramsten

Frida Eggum Michaelsen

Principal Cast
Bjørn Sundquist, Bjørn Granath, Fanny Ketter, Grethe Selius, Vidar Magnussen

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