A FiLM iNK Production
Drama / War (WW2)
Based on the true stories of border guides during WW2
Aksel is a young boy with a destiny, growing up with his widowed mother in the idyll of the Norwegian countryside. Helping his family on a remote farmstead, he’s a kind and loving spirit who understands our connection to all of life. But his personal ethics are turned upside down with the onset of war.
Challenged at such a young age to guide refugees across the border to neutral Sweden, he knows inherently
that it is his duty to help them, despite calls from his family and friends not to risk his life.
Filmed in “National Geographic” style cinematography, the panoramas and sweeping vistas of the Norwegian terrain lend to the beauty and emotional heart of the project.
The Border Guide is a dramatic story with focus on deep, realistic characters. The world changes around Aksel, and he's forced to change with it - but will he stray too far from his true self?
"Many heroes were honoured after the war, but those who
risked their lives every day by guiding people across the
border were quickly forgotten.
They were small-time farmers without any social status,
living in the hills of Norway. They were not present in
the cities during the liberation, and neither were they
lauded in the celebration of peace.
They neither marched, nor stood, nor thronged Oslo’s
streets as the King drove down them in his car. They went
back to their daily chores..."
"...yet they are true heroes of the wild, and should be
recognized as such!"
Confirmed Director and Cast