The Middle Man
A darkly humorous social satire which takes place in a small town that is experiencing an epidemic of accidents and deaths. The town is run by “The Commission” (the Sheriff, the Doctor and the Pastor) who decide to hire a ‘middle man’ whose sole responsibility will be to inform the family when an unfortunate incident occurs. Frank Farrelli is a quiet, thoughtful man who proves perfect for the job. He takes his new role on with gusto and quickly becomes the town’s beacon of bad news. But the pressures of the job and a budding new romance overwhelm Frank. To ease his burden, he calls in a ‘favour’ that end up in a horrifying yet oddly amusing murder.
World premiere as a Special Presentation at Toronto International Film Festival 2021.
Director & writer: Bent Hamer
Producer: Bent Hamer, BulBul Film, Norway
Co-producer: Jacob Jarek
Starring: Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Nicolas Bro, Trond Fausa Aurvåg, Paul Gross, Tuva Novotny