Louder Than Bombs
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

Three years after her unexpected death, the preparation of an exhibition celebrating the famous war photographer Laura Freed brings her husband and their two sons together for the first time in years. When an unsettling secret resurfaces, the three men are forced to look at each other and themselves in a new light, redefining their innermost needs and desires.
A rich picture of the family’s dreams, disappointments and secrets is gradually developed through non-linear fragments of shared memories, daily challenges and strained attempts to coexist. With his signature hypnotic, yet often jolting and exhilarating storytelling pulse, Joachim Trier weaves a tapestry of cherrypicked details and dreamscapes, combining arresting imagery with a relentless exposure of human nature.

tags: Family, Nordic, Feature film, Grief/Trauma

Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Jesse Eisenberg, Devin Druid, Amy Ryan


Screenplay: Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

Director of Photography: Jakob Ihre

Film Editor: Olivier Bugge Coutté

Composer: Ola Fløttum

Production Designer: Molly Hughes, Gonzalo Cordoba

Costume Design: Emma Potter

Sound: Gisle Tveito, David Schwartz

Producer: Thomas Robsahm

Production Company: Motlys AS

Co-Producer: Joshua Astrachan, Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Marc Turtletaub

Co-Production Company: Animal Kingdom, Memento Films Produktion, Big Beach Films

World Sales: Memento Films International

Distributor: MFA+ Filmdistribution e.K.

Director: Joachim Trier