When the Light Comes

Through the polar night.


Trapper Lars is living on Spitsbergen, an island far north of Norway.

His life consists mainly of hunting and fishing for survival. Being in peace with his environment, the sudden arrival of Ellen, a student, is quite a disturbing event.

Lars, who permitted her to visit and live with him during the dark and cold winter in the first place, soon is challenged by her attraction. The relation between the two disparate persons – who don’t even have a language in common – is stressed from the beginning, and when Ragnar, another trapper, comes to visit, the situation is about to change.

When the Light Comes
Genre Feature Film
Produced for Added Films International
Year 1998