Even Benestad, Denmark, 2012

69 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

»Pushwagner« is a close and artistic portrait that retraces the life of the vibrant Norwegian artist of the same name. Pushwagner's journey to fame and recognition has not been an easy one. He has spent several years as a hobo and has struggled with a variety of addictions. Today the hardened 71-year-old is among the most celebrated artists in Norway and he is on the verge of making a name for himself on the international art scene. »Pushwagner« is not an ordinary art documentary where specialists and art historians comment on meaning and artistic merit. The film is a humorous study of Pushwagner and uses his art as a creative tool in the search for the man behind the myth.
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Original title Pushwagner
Danish title Pushwagner
Keywords Pushwagner, Norwegian painting, Painters, Norway, 2000-2009, 2010-2019
Director Even Benestad
Director of Photography Even Benestad, Tonje Louise Finne
Editor Anders Teigen, Erik Andersson
Sound Niels Arild
Production country Denmark, Norway
Production company Magic Hour Films
International sales
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Magic Hour Films


Direction Even Benestad
Assistant director August B. Hanssen


Cinematography Even Benestad
Cinematography Tonje Louise Finne


Stills Carsten Aniksdal


Editing Anders Teigen
Editing Erik Andersson


Sound Niels Arild

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