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Knerten film.jpg
English film poster.
Directed byÅsleik Engmark
Produced byFinn Gjerdrum
Stein B. Kvae
Written byBirgitte Bratseth
Based onKnerten by Anne-Cath. Vestly
StarringAdrian Grønnevik Smith
Jan Gunnar Røise
Pernille Sørensen
Petrus A. Christensen
CinematographyAri Willey
Release date
  • 16 October 2009 (2009-10-16)
Running time
73 minutes
Box office$4.2 million[1]

Knerten (English title: Twigson) is a Norwegian film from 2009 directed by Åsleik Engmark, based on the children's books by author Anne-Cath. Vestly. The movie was in Norwegian cinemas on 16 October 2009, and has later been cleared to be one of the best children's films in Norway.


Lillebror has recently moved from Oslo and out to the countryside with his big brother Phillip and his parents. But out at the countryside, he realises that there is nearly no friends to make. But one day, all that changes when his imagination brings him a friend-, the wood stick figure Knerten appears in a pile of wood. When Lillebror's mom is working at Eilertsen & EFTF shop, and while father is busy traveling selling underwear, Lillebror has to manage himself together with Knerten nearly every single day that is passing.


  • Adrian Grønnevik Smith as Lillebror
  • Åsleik Engmark as Knerten (voice)
  • Jan Gunner Røise as Lillebror's father
  • Pernille Sørensen as Lillebror's mother
  • Petrus A. Christensen as big brother Phillip
  • Amalie Blankholm Heggemsnes as Vesla
  • Per Schaanning as Eilertsen
  • Kjersti Fjeldstad as Aunt Roundabout
  • Per Jansen as the builder
  • Lisa Loven Kongsli as movie star Vivian Løkkeberg
  • John Brungot as the bus driver
  • Jan-Paul Brekke as mover man #1
  • Magnus Devold as mover man #2
  • Amalie Sveen Ulven as Marie
  • Ole Johan Skjelbred-Knutsen as Vesla's father


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