ACHTUNG NORWAY!

TitleACHTUNG NORWAY!
BrandSTORYTEL
Category A05. Media / Entertainment
Product/ServiceAUDIO BOOKS
Entrant MORGENSTERN Oslo, NORWAY
Idea Creation MORGENSTERN Oslo, NORWAY
Production WILLY NIKKERS Oslo, NORWAY
Credits
Name Company Position
Torkild Jarnholt Morgenstern Creative Director
Bjørnar Buxrud Morgenstern Creative Director
Philip Notland Morgenstern Art director
Mona Larsen Morgenstern Project Manager
Ole Hustad Morgenstern Client Manager
Stian Johansen Willy Nikkers Director

Write a short summary of what happens in the film

We witness a desperate strategy discussion between two German officers during the last days of the second world war. The discussions becomes an argument. In the middle of the argument we see a women who sits in the room and listens to her modern day headphones. When the argument between the officers escalates the women takes of her headphones. We see that the women actually sits in her living room, and that the officers are her children who are arguing over a board game. The mother askes her children to quiet down. She resumes listening to her headphones and she is again among the german officers. When we go to the packshot we see that she was listening to Berlin: The downfall 1945 by Antony Beevor.

Cultural / Context information for the jury

The summer vacation of 2020 became summer «staycation» for many Norwegians. Due to COVID-19, most families chose to stay home. This meant spending the vacation with the same people they were seeing every day. In their home. And also it rained. A lot. Actually, the summer of 2020 became the coldest Norwegian summer in more than fifty years. As a streaming service for audio books, Storytel advised people to take a break from the claustrophobic realities of this year’s summer vacation by listening to an audio book. After all: A book can take you anywhere - even Berlin in the year 1945.