Beware of Children

When a crisis strikes, we reveal our true colours.

Beware of Children traces the dramatic aftermath of a tragic event in a middle class suburb of Oslo. During a break in school 13 year-old Lykke, the daughter of a prominent Labour Party member, seriously injures her classmate Jamie, the son of a high profile right-wing politician. When Jamie later dies in hospital, contradicting versions of what actually happened risks making a difficult and traumatic situation worse. Was it only innocent play behind? Liv, the school’s principal and the secret lover of Jamie’s father, must find the strength to confront a community in distress, and her own highly conflicted emotions.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Barn
  • Director
    Dag Johan Haugerud
  • Producer
    Yngve Sæther
  • Writers
    Dag Johan Haugerud
  • Photo
    Øystein Mamen
  • Actors
    Ella Øverbye, Henriette Steenstrup, Thorbjørn Harr, Jan Gunnar Røise, Anne Marit Jacobsen, Andrea Bræin Hovig, Hans Olav Brenner
  • Playtime
    2 h 37 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Motlys
  • Distributor
    Arthaus