To Norway, Home of Giants

To Norway, Home of Giants (Norwegian: For Norge, Kiæmpers Fødeland) was the Norwegian contribution to the 1979 Rose d'Or in Montreux,[1] where it won two prizes.[2] The short comedy film was directed by Johnny Bergh and Bjørn Sand.[1] The script was written by Knut Aunbu, Johnny Bergh, Bjørn Sand, and Erik Søby.[1]

To Norway, Home of Giants
Directed byJohnny Bergh
Bjørn Sand
Produced byTordis Mørkved Aavatsmark
Written byKnut Aunbu
Johnny Bergh
Bjørn Sand
Erik Søby
Based onan idea by Marit and Knut Aunbu
StarringJohn Cleese
CinematographyErik Hauan
Edited byKjell Andersen
Distributed byNorsk rikskringkasting
Release date
  • 1979 (1979)
Running time
27 minutes

The film was a mock report from Norway, presented by the English reporter Norman Fearless (John Cleese).[1][3][4] The film premiered on May 5, 1979.



  1. ^ a b c d Hansen, Espen Arnold (December 3, 2014). "BBC reagerte på norsk Cleese-pris". VG. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  2. ^ Bright, Morris; Ross, Robert (2001). Fawlty Towers: Fully Booked. London: BBC. p. 42.
  3. ^ Bednarski, P. J. (March 8, 1980). "Norway as You've Never Seen It". The Journal Herald. p. 41. Retrieved April 13, 2019 – via  
  4. ^ McCall, Douglas L. (1991). Monty Python: A Chronological Listing of the Troupe's Creative Output, and Articles and Reviews about Them, 1969–1989. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. p. 448.

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