THE MEN'S ROOM
Every Tuesday 25 tattooed, middle aged men take a break from their everyday lives to drink beer, tell bad jokes and sing dirty rock songs. Behind closed doors, in a femalefree zone, they spend time with their buddies and let their steam out. The brotherhood means a lot to them. They have even promised to sing in each others funerals – a joke of course, it has never occurred to them that it’s going to happen. But one day, when one of them confides he’s got little time left to live, they realise that life is fragile and that none of them are immortal. This summer they have landed their biggest and most absurd gig ever – warming up for the legendary hard rock band Black Sabbath. They just hope they will all live long enough to experience it together.
Directed by Petter Sommer and Jo Vemund Svendsen.
Produced by Gudmundur Gunnarsson and Kari Anne Moe in Fuglene.
In co-production with Arte/ZDF
International Sales agent Reservoir Docs
Norwegian Distributor Norsk filmdistribusjon
Developed in the dok.incubator program.
Wide cinema distribution in Norway
Winner Best Norwegian documentary at BIFF 2018
Special mention at Human filmfestival in Oslo 2019
International premiere at CPH:DOX 2019 Winner – NORDIC:DOX award.
Moscow International Film Festival – Winner - best international documentary
Krakow film festival 2019 - International DocFilmMusic Winner – Audience award
The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival - Audience Award and Best Feature Documentary.
Nordic/Docs filmfestival, Fredrikstad - May 2019 – Winner – Special jury price.
Nominated for the National Film Award Amanda for Best Documentary
OIFF – Odesa international film festival. – Winner – Best European documentary.
The Golden Prague award – Winner – The Czech TV award for best documentary.
IN-EDIT -International Music Documentary Film Festival-International Jury Award
Budapest International Documentary Festival - Senior Jury Award
Special Mention in category Fight for your Dream
Victoria Film Festival - Cineplex Entertainment Audience Favourite