Escape Over the Border (aka The Crossing) is a Norwegian family and suspense film from 2020 directed by Johanne Helgeland.
It is also known as Flukten over grensen (original title).
The plot is set for World War II and the film follows two Jewish children fleeing the Nazis in Norway to Sweden .
- Anna Sofie Skarholt … Gerda.
- Bo Lindquist-Ellingsen … Otto.
- Samson Steine … Daniel.
- Bianca Ghilardi-Hellsten … Sarah.
- Henrik Siger Woldene … Per.
- Luke Neite … Herman.
- Julius Robin Weigel … Hans.
- Kari Simonsen … Wilhelmine.
- Morten Svartveit … Egil.
- Thea Borring Lande … Agathe.
- Silje Breivik … Vigdis.
- Frode Winther … Dypvik.
- Svein Roger Karlsen … Konduktør.
- Trond Høvik … Lensmannen.
- Jonas Kippersund … Grev Svartblod.
- The film script was written by Maja Lunde who also wrote the story in novel form in Across the Border which was published before the film was produced.
- The film won the class for best children’s film during the Amanda Award 2020 and was also nominated in the class for best screenplay by Maja Lunde.
Production & Filming Details
- Johanne Helgeland.
- Cornelia Boysen … producer.
- Synnøve Hørsdal … executive producer.
- Lina Pedersen … line producer.
- Maja Lunde.
- Espen Torkildsen.
- Stein Berge Svendsen.
- John-Erling H. Fredriksen.
- Jon Endre Mork.
- Maipo Film.
- In The Air (2020) (Netherlands) (theatrical).
- Kinoscreen Illusion (2020) (Finland) (theatrical).
- Great Movies Distribution (2020) (Brazil) (video) (VOD).
- Mares Filmes (2020) (Brazil) (all media).
- Menemsha Films (2020) (USA) (all media).
- Release Date: 14 February 2020.
- Running Time: 96 minutes.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Country: Norway.