Out of Nature (2014)

Director:Ole Giæver, Marte Vold  Producer:Maria Ekerhovd Screenplay by:Ole Giæver  Music by:Ola Fløttum  Cinematography:Øystein Mamen Edited by:Ole Giæver, Frida Eggum Michaelsen Running time:1h 20min 

Country:Norway Language:Norwegian Genre:Comedy, Drama  Subtitle:English  Starring:Ole Giæver ... Martin,

Rebekka Nystabakk ... Helle, Marte Magnusdotter Solem ... Sigrid, Sivert Giæver Solem ... Karsten, Trond Peter Stamsø Munch ... Far




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ҧ:3 wins & 9 nominations.



Amanda Awards, Norway 2015

Best Film (Årets norske kinofilm)
Ole Giæver (director) 
Maria Ekerhovd (producer) 
Best Screenplay (Årets filmmanuskript)
Ole Giæver 

Berlin International Film Festival 2015

Label Europa Cinemas
Ole Giæver 
Marte Vold 

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015

Best International Feature Film
Ole Giæver 
Marte Vold 

Kosmorama, Trondheim Internasjonale Filmfestival 2015

Best Male Actor in a Leading Role
Ole Giæver 
Best Producer
Maria Ekerhovd 
Best Supporting Role
Marte Magnusdotter Solem 
Best Director
Ole Giæver 
Best Original Screenplay
Ole Giæver 
Best Editing
Frida Eggum Michaelsen 
Best Sound Design
Bent Holm 

Nordic Council 2015

Nordic Council''s Film Prize
Ole Giæver (director/writer) 
Maria Ekerhovd (producer) 
The Norwegian entry

A journey inside Martin''s head. He''s on a weekend mountain trip, and we get to know his thoughts. Unsensored, essential, existential and silly about feelings and fantasies. A recognizable film about being human, and how we tick and think.


Depiction of middle-age and first-world anxieties. Martin is clearly out of place both in his office, and at home with his wife and son. As he embarks on a trek searching for solace in the stunning Norwegian wilderness, he can''t seem to find peace: his incessant stream of thoughts are endlessly commenting and fantasising about disturbing what ifs: what if he got a divorce? What if his wife died? What if he were a cripple? As the day stretches on, Martin prepares for a drastic change of pace amidst the wildlife in what is both a considered and consistently humorous portrayal of how easy it is to feel alienated in a very stable life.

Middle-age crisis
Author: Attilio Marchi from Italy
2 May 2016

You can find a lot of summary of the film, so I would like to write my opinions of the film. I''ve just watched it at the Film Festival of Trento (02/05/2016) I think that the film is absolutely true! I would like to know where and how Ole Giaever has got inspiration for it because this is a real situation. Changement is part of our life and when we get older we think back to our decisions and choices. It''s not easy to get along well with our husband or our wife for ever. It''s not easy to grow up children because we have always to sacrifice a part of our life to concentrate our efforts to someone else who need of our help to live. Our life change, our priorities changes and one morning we wake up with a doubt and this doubt generate other doubts and other thoughts and so on. When we are young we see the world with other eyes, we have another perspective we are more instinctive. We think that life is easy, it''s easy to get married, it''s easy to nurture a kid. Because our upbringing, our community has teaches us that success in our life is having a stable job, having a good education, rising a family, being a good husband a good dad... This is a straight path, easy because everything is defined, clear but often we don''t take the time to ask ourselves: "Is this my way? Do I have different opinion? Can I choose a different framework?"

A journey through the random senseless battle in Martin''s head
Author: OJT from Norway
2 May 2015

Out of nature (Original title: Ut mot naturen) is a different film from most. Much of the movie goes inside Martin''s head, while we see what he is doing. As a narrative voice, we go through his random, and sometimes senseless, thoughts.

Martin is a man in the early 30''ies, married and has a son. He''s happily married. Or is he? He''s really not completely sure. He''s going on a jogging trip up to the mountains. He looks forward to it, but is still having regrets for not going on a party and bad consciousness about not staying at home with his family. This is the start of the journey inside Martin''s head. He''s like the rest (or most?) of us. He thinks rapidly and sometimes have strange thoughts and stupid associations.

I must admit my head and thoughts works just like this. You sometimes have to battle thoughts and ideas, fears, pains, worries, regrets, bad consciousness, anger, fantasies, dreams, envy, happiness, struggle, satisfaction, excitement, awe... you name it. Whatever he does, he can''travel without his thoughts. His family is clearly with him while he is out in God''s free nature.

Sometimes his thoughts are upright funny, even hilarious. The strong points of this film is recognition as well as the humor put into it. You''ll never know when the humor occurs.

This is Ole Giæver''s film. He has written it, produced it and is playing Martin in the main role. Often you can say that this isn''t a very good idea, doing all this, but this film functions well. It''s also been very much appreciated by both critics and cinema goers in Norway. The film premiered at TIFF in Toronto, where it got much acclaim. So it did at the Berlin Film Festival. Later on Ole Giæver won the prize for best male actor in Tromsø International Fim Festival, the Kanon-prize.

The film is also a nature-appreciation film. With nature in the area around Tromsø in the North of Norway. This film is a result of the growing film milieu in this area, and shows a innovative approach. The film is surprisingly interesting and grabs you more than you would expect. A good watch for the mind.