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Directed by Fredrik Horn Akselsen, Christian Falch

Norway 2016 83 mins. In Norwegian

Blackhearts takes a fresh look at the notorious Norwegian black metal music scene—but from a striking new angle. We travel to South America, Europe, and the Middle East to follow three black metal die hards who hail from extreme religious and political backgrounds. Hector, Kaiadas, and Sina are willing to risk alienation, imprisonment—even death—to play black metal and live by its ideology. They worship the Norwegian black metal music they have modeled their lives around. As it takes a deep dive into the minds, hearts and lives of its characters, Blackhearts explores how a music scene develops across religious, cultural, and political lines—and provides comic relief on the things humans say, think, and do when hijacked by passion. In Norwegian with English subtitles.