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The Foreigner Poles apart in new NRK program. The state-owned broadcaster’s Kampen for Tilværelsen is a new series about Polish immigrants to Norway in an unexpected way. The programs are designed to present a humorous and satirical perspective on Norway and Norwegians, as well as how Norwegians are perceived by foreigners. The foreign characters are Poles, currently the biggest immigrant minority in Norway. At the same time, screenwriters Erlend Loe, Per Schreiner, and Bjørn Olaf Johannessen have decided to show them from another perspective, dropping the usual stereotypical view.

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Poles apart in new NRK program

Published on Tuesday, 2nd September, 2014 at 11:17 under the news category, by Martyna Kwaśniewska.

The state-owned broadcaster’s Kampen for Tilværelsen is a new series about Polish immigrants to Norway in an unexpected way.



The programs are designed to present a humorous and satirical perspective on Norway and Norwegians, as well as how Norwegians are perceived by foreigners. The foreign characters are Poles, currently the biggest immigrant minority in Norway.

At the same time, screenwriters Erlend Loe, Per Schreiner, and Bjørn Olaf Johannessen have decided to show them from another perspective, dropping the usual stereotypical view.

One of the main characters is an educated man, a diachronic linguist Tomasz (played by Bartek Kaminski), who comes to Norway to find his unknown father and collect money from him that he is owed.

The unexpected course of events make Tomasz, a language scientist, become a craftsman, however – a completely new position for him. He joins the group of workers working in a nice, fairly wealthy area of Oslo called Ullevål Hageby.

Here, the screenwriters create a picture of a privileged group of Norwegians who seem to have a perfect life, certainly from the outside, at least. As a plot will show, however, sometimes it impressions are no more than false ones, another time, it is they who create problems themselves due to boredom and lack of real problems.

The series is expected to have a big audience because of a high number of Polish immigrants in Norway. As one of the main characters told information website publishing news about Norway in Polish, NPORTAL, theseries is supposed to combat stereotypes and show both nationalities present in the story in an interesting, surprising way.

What is needed while watching the series is “distance, sense of humor and self-irony,” Bartek Kaminski (Thomas) noted.

NRK will be releasing Kampen for Tilværelsen this month. The premier of the series is planned for 10th September at 21:35.



Published on Tuesday, 2nd September, 2014 at 11:17 under the news category, by Martyna Kwaśniewska.

This post has the following tags: work, norway, immigration, jobs, employment.





  
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