By Eirik Svensson

Featuring an international ensemble, with acclaimed actress Kristine Kujath Thorp (THE PROMISED LAND; SICK OF MYSELF; NINJABABY)


Original title: Den Fremmede
Director: Eirik Svensson
Cast: Kristine Kujath Thorp, Mattis Nuqvist, Bibi Tanga, Alexander Karim, Tracy Gotoas, Alma Pöysti, Martial Batchamen, Nixon Singa, Chris Djuma, Asandra Rilityana
Genre: Suspense Drama
Duration: 94 min
Language: English
Additional Languages: English, Norwegian, French, Sango
Country of origin: Norway
Scriptwriter: Harald Rosenløw Eeg, Lars Gudmestad
Cinematographer: Karl Erik Brøndbo
Editor: Elise Solberg
Production Company: Fantefilm Fiksjon AS
Producers: Catrin Gundersen, Hugo Hagemann Føsker
Production year: 2024
Executive producers: Martin Sundland
Budget EUR: 3.3M

The civil war rages in the Central African Republic. Linn (35) leads a team of aid workers who are working tirelessly to save lives in a makeshift field hospital outside the massive refugee camp. Suddenly, a desperate man runs into the clinic. He is Muslim, and he is persecuted and in mortal danger. Everyone holds their breath.

Outside, the mob and the Christian militia that want the Muslim man handed over and killed are growing. Linn is responsible for security. Now she must act quickly. Despite the risk she poses to herself and the rest of the team, Linn decides to follow her own conscience, while she must brutally consider the value of a single human life.

SAFE HOUSE is based on the true story of the drama that unfolded during 15 intense hours at Doctors Without Borders' field hospital in Bangui on Christmas Eve, 2013.