1001 Grams

Category: feature
Director: Bent Hamer
Producer: Bent Hamer
Country: Norway, Germany, France
Year: 2014
Length: 93'
Production Status: completed


For the first time since it came into existence, the kilo is experiencing a radical and historic change. Because doubt has been sown as to whether weighing, in the traditional sense, is precise enough when a specific weight is to be determined. We are entering an age of atrocity, where the international prototype of the kilogram, from 1889, has become obsolete and weight from now on is to be determined by counting atoms.
Marie is a trusted employee of the Norwegian Metrology Service, the organization responsible for all national measurement standards. Marie's job is to travel around Norway inspecting postal scales, gas pumps and other types of measuring devices so they can be certified. Nothing is left to chance at the Norwegian Metrology Service.
Yet the inscrutable ways of fate lead the dutiful and self-denying Marie to beautiful, ageless Paris to have the Norwegian kilo calibrated. The fact that the international kilo, the mother of all kilos, is located in Paris, the city of cold science and strong emotions, ends up having huge consequences for Marie, who normally does her best to shut all emotions out. But in the end, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale when she is forced to come to terms with how much a human life truly weighs and which measurements she intends to live by.

Participating Shooting Stars

Participating Producers

Participating Directors

Ane Dahl Torp
Bent Hamer
Bent Hamer

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