Detective stories have been movie favorites since the birth of film.
We´ve all seen the typical private eye characters who have some sort of dysfunction.
It´s become some sort of a cliché. Fortunately a fresh breath of air is coming to genre!
Detective Downs is a completely new take on the private investigator theme.
The lead character, Robert Bogerud, brilliantly played by Svein André Hofsø has got Down's Syndrome.
This of course changes the way an audience will perceive his character and in turn effects the dynamic of the story.
But rest assured the film reaches a new, clever, charismatic level due to the screen presence of Svein André Hofsø.
Even before the Norwegian premiere, Hofsø won the award for best actor at Fantastic Fest 2013.
This alone sends a signal that this movie should be taken seriously.
The main character, Robert, is really in to the whole Private Investigator gig, but nobody actually takes him seriously.
He has his own office, a trench-coat and a Bogart-hat. All he needs is his first case.
Suddenly he gets a call about a case of a missing person. The former world speed skater Olav Starr has disappeared.
The truth of the matter is that Starr's family don´t really want to find Olav. Therefore they hire an investigator that they think will fail.
Robert dives in to the trail of clues in his own special way and surprises the newfound clients.
Production Company: Friland Film
Producers: Paul Røed , Asle Vatn
Director: Bård Breien
Screenplay: Bård Breien , Eske Troelstrup
Cast: Svein André Hofsø Myhre , Nils Jørgen Kaalstad , Ida Elise Broch , Sven Nordin , Liv Bernhoft Osa , Per Schaanning
DOP: Gaute Gunnari
Film Editor: Zaklina Stojcevska
Sound Design: Tormod Ringnes
Original Music: Chris Minh Doky
VFX: Arri VFX
Colorist: Julien Alary
Online Editor: Dylan R. Hopkin
Camera: Arri Alexa (Prores4444, 1080p24)
Duration: approx. 90 minutes
Release date: 28 October 2013