‘HIM’ is about a day in the life of three male characters, all of whom experience social and emotional falls. The schoolboy Harald longs for recognition without being seen, either by his teacher or at home. Unemployed Eirik feels humiliated when he is denied more help from the employment agency. No one seems to care about what he wants. Renowned screenwriter Petter loses financial support to his film about national hero Fridtjof Nansen because of gender quotation. Add to that that he struggles with a strong inferiority complex... How much pressure can these guys really handle?
Guro Bruusgaard (b.1977) comes from Nøtterøy in southern Norway. She graduated from the School of Film Directing at Göteborg University, Sweden, in 2007. She has also studied at the Nordland College of Art and Film and at the University of Oslo. Back in Norway, Bruusgaard made the awardwinning short ‘Circus’ (2010). She has since worked as director, producer, screenwriter and editor. Notably she has worked on several projects with Swedish filmmaker Fijona Jonuzi who also co-wrote ‘HIM’. In 2017 Bruusgaard was one of the founders of the production collective Alternativet Produksjon.