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Ung Løs Gris
Lene Berg

An upscale hotel room late at night: a young man is carried out on a stretcher, unconscious. A woman and an older man remain, sitting in silence. An announcement over the hotel’s PA system advises that due to security concerns doors are closed and all guests are to remain in their rooms. Only now do they realize they are being observed: a concealed camera has been filming them throughout the night.

One by one the three protagonists are questioned by two interrogators. During each interview the footage from their evening is replayed. Was there an accident? A drunken brawl? A lovers’ quarrel? Who are these people, and how did they end up together? Did something illegal take place? Who is the victim, the perpetrator? And who are the two interrogators whom we hear but never see?

Keywords Drama, Characters, Sex, Body, Power
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:32:00
Language German
Color Color
Sound Stereo
Year 2013
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About the artist

Lene Berg

Lene Berg, born 1965, is a Norwegian film director and visual artist based in Berlin and Oslo. Her main media is film and moving image, but her artistic praxis also includes installation, collage, photography, and text; and she has produced a number of projects in public space. She studied film at Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm and has directed four independently produced feature films as well as a number of short films and mixed-media artworks and installations for galleries, museums, and public spaces.  Berg’s autobiographical film False Belief  premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2019 and was nominated for the Amnesty and Teddy Award. She represented Norway in the 55th Venice Biennale with the film Dirty Young Loose (2013). In 2022 she did the Festival Exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall, which is considered the most important solo presentation of a Norwegian artist in the country. In 2023 she published her first novel, Fra far/From father at Kolon.

Berg’s work has been shown at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter; Konsthall C, Stockholm; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Art in General, New York. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions and biennales such as Manifesta; the Biennale of Sydney; the Taipei Biennial; Contour Mechelen and Transmediale Berlin.