Norsk / Norwegian

How To Win At Checkers (Every Time)

Etter å ha mistet begge foreldrene må 11 år gamle Oat, hans lillesøster og eldre bror Ek flytte inn hos sin tante. Ek jobber på en bar for transvestitter og mannlige sexarbeidere, og familiens fremtid blir usikker når Ek må melde seg for landets årlige militærtjenestelotteri. Oat tar saken i egne hender for å unngå at broren blir innkalt, men hans handlinger får større konsekvenser enn han kunne forestille seg.

Gjennom å fortelle historien fra den unge brorens synspunkt, får filmen en forfriskende vinkling i skildringen av et varmt miljø hvor levestandarden styres av korrupsjon og falske idealer.

English / Engelsk

How To Win At Checkers (Every Time)

After the loss of their parents , 11-year-old Oat, his little sister and their older brother Ek move in with their aunt. Ek works in a bar for transvestites and male sex workers, and when he is summoned to attend the army draft lottery, the family faces an uncertain future. Oat takes matters into his own hands in an attempt to get his brother out of the military draft, but his actions have dramatic consequences.

Told from the younger brother's point of view, the film takes a refreshingly unadorned look at an essentially loving environment where social conditions are governed by corruption and false ideals.

How To Win At Checkers (Every Time) signals the arrival of a talented and observant artist making killer moves in coaxing the best out of his material and his actors.The Hollywood Reporter

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