Maria Sødahl, Norway, 2010

107 min.Feature

With expat circles in the Trinidad oil business as a backdrop, Limbo is a film about love, temptations, and deceit in an environment a long, long way from home. A young family arrives straight from the Norwegian reality of the 70s to an international milieu where men still keep lovers, servants take care of house and children, while the housewives gather poolside for gin and tonics - like listless, rootless ticking bombs, distraught with frustration. Direct from the norwegian reality of the seventies, Sonia and her two children arrive in Trinidad to join her husband, Jo, who is working as an oil engineer. She is introduced to a homeless class of men who have the whole world as their workplace - and their wives, who follow them wherever their contracts take them. On the surface these women live lives of luxury, with large houses and servants. The days are uneventful and blend together into an everlasting holiday, where the women nurse their superficial relationships over poolside cocktails - the perfect climate for self-delusion.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Limbo
Danish title Limbo
Director Maria Sødahl
Screenplay Maria Sødahl
Producer Gudny Hummelvoll
Director of Photography Manuel Alberto Claro
Editor Jens Christian Fodstad
Sound Hugo Ekornes
Composer Johan Söderqvist
Production designer Niels Sejer
Casting Celine Lucille Engebrigtsen, Andrea Eckerbom
Appearance Line Cecilie Verndal, Henrik Rafaelsen, Lena Endre, Bryan Brown
Production country Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago
Domestic distribution Camera Film
Danish theatrical release 31.05.2012
Cinemas Grand, Biffen (Aalborg), Øst for Paradis (Århus)
DFI subsidy Minor
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company SF Norge A/S, Nimbus Film, BOB Film Sweden AB
Domestic distribution Camera Film


Direction Maria Sødahl
Casting Celine Lucille Engebrigtsen
Casting Andrea Eckerbom


Script Maria Sødahl


Producer Gudny Hummelvoll
Associate producer Petter Borgli
Executive producer Guttorm Petterson
Co-producer Anna Croneman
Co-producer Signe Leick Jensen
Co-producer G. Anthony Joseph
Line producer Arve Figenschow


Cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro


Editing Jens Christian Fodstad


Composer Johan Söderqvist

Production design

Production design Niels Sejer


Costume designer Bente Ulvik


Makeup Eva Rygh


Sound designer Hugo Ekornes


Appearance Line Cecilie Verndal
Appearance Henrik Rafaelsen
Appearance Lena Endre
Appearance Bryan Brown

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Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse BT Michael Lind 2012-05-31
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Jacob Wendt Jensen 2012-05-31
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2012-05-31
Anmeldelse Information Eva Novrup Redvall 2012-05-31
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2012-05-31
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Nanna Frank Rasmussen 2012-05-31
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Sophie Engberg Sonne 2012-05-31
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