Official Selection


Distinction Short

Norway 2022
Duration: 09:40
Directed by: Adel Khan Faroog
Screenplay: Adel Khan Farooq
Production/School: Lise Fearnley, Tonje Skar Reiersen
Dialogue language: Norwegian

In a dystopian city on the verge of collapse after cockroaches have taken over, a brotherhood sends 17-year-old Tim on a mission to blow up the cockroaches’ nest to save his hometown. But a meeting with a stranger makes Tim reconsider his perception of reality. Cockroaches is an animated fable about exclusion and extremism, showing how search for acceptance can have fatal consequences. In a time when the extreme right is once again marching across many European countries, the film aims to send a warning.

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