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Money Back, Please

 12 min | Norway | 2013

An eight year old Romani girl goes into a shopping mall to get warm and people's prejudices are put to the test. When it is required to follow rules and procedures in a situation, where only one needs to be a human being, we choose the easiest way out.

A brilliant depiction of an error in the system, shattering the foundations of society. With simple and stripped down script and flawless implementation, this smart little movie inspires thought on a wide spectrum. A documentary approach with a hidden agenda keeps viewers and participants unbiased. 

Norway triumphs at 2013 Sleepwalkers Student and Short Film Festival

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Director: Even Hafnor

Screenplay: Trond Arntzen

Producer: Stine Blichfeldt and Marte B. Pedersen / Them Girls

Full crew and cast on IMDB

2014 Art Film Fest, Special Mention
2014 Films in the South, Jurys Award
2013 Sleepwalkers Student and Short Film Festival, Tallin, Grand Prix
2013 Sleepwalkers Student and Short Film Festival, Tallin, Baltic Sea Competition
2013 Bergen International Filmfestival, Best Norwegian Short
2013 Kort på KinoKino, winner of the grand award "The Golden eye"

2014 Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival, Bristol
2014 Odense International Film Festival, Danmark
2014 Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series, California
2014 Kaliber 35 Munich International Film Festival
2014 The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad
2014 IV FICAIJ Mérida, Venezuela
2014 Art Film Fest, Slovakia
2014 Tampere Film Festival
2014 European Short Film Festival, Reus

2014 Chicago International Film Festival
2014 Minimalen Short Film Festival, Trondheim

2014 Kristiansand Internasjonale Barnefilmfestival
2013 Leeds International Filmfestival, Louis le Prince International Short Film Competition

Screenings, TV & other
2015 DKS Akershus
2014 NRK
2014 Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series
2014 Aarhus filmfestival, Danmark
2014 Norsk Kort

2014 Ringen Kino, visning 1 mnd

2013 The Norwegian Filmfestival, screening in the Regional Programme
2013 Grønnskjerm, Oslo

The award goes to a remarkably good movie, which is about social rules and boundaries. Through timely and effective storytelling, we are confronted with our own prejudices and reactions. Solid acting and observing Photo forcing the audience into the situation. The film works on several levels and is both funny, sore and embarrassed, and says something universal about fear to stand again socially undressed . Director mastered the demanding shape very well, with surprising twists and clever details in storytelling.  -Bergen International Film Festival 2013 - Best Norwegian Short

Director Even Hafnor
Money Back, Please
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