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John Andreas Andersen – The North Sea #RomaFF16

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Terror on Norwegian offshore oil rigs.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews John Andreas Andersen, director of the film The North Sea.

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A conversation with John Andreas Andersen, director of The North Sea, which had its premiere in the official selection of the 2021 Rome Film Fest. In this interview, the filmmaker talks about the real events and situations that inspired this spectacular disaster movie. But he also talks about wanting to entertaining the audience, while recognizing the power of genre films in sparking debates and getting people to think about serious issues.

The North Sea: On Christmas Eve in Norway, in 1969, the government made an announcement that would change the history of the country forever: one of the largest deposits of oil in the world had been discovered in the North Sea. It would be dubbed Ekofisk, and launch an unprecedented financial scramble. From that day, fifty years of experience in the oil field has provided us with abundant opportunities, but it is likely that we still haven’t fully understood the real environmental fallout from this discovery and subsequent operations extracting oil from the North Sea. Should the exploit have a future, or need we consider that fifty years ago, one of the most dangerous weapons of mass destruction in the world was discovered?

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    John Andreas Andersen
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    The North Sea
  • Festival section
    Official Selection
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