By helping Doctor Proctor getting recognition for his amazing invention in a world quite different from ours, two lonely children get help to stand on their own two feet.
Stylistically, director Arild Fröhlich’s film most closely resembles The Grand Budapest Hotel for its rollicking pace and candy-coloured, rigidly composed visuals – the protagonists are rarely out of centre frame in a perfectly symmetrical picture. Ginge Anvik’s music perfectly complements every scene without boisterously taking over the show and, best of all for young viewers who might not have the patience to stick with 85 minutes of subtitles, the adventure is seamlessly dubbed into English. There is a little bit of subtle social commentary along the way as well as enlightening shots of Oslo and its surrounds, but what the movie is first and foremost is a lot of fun. And let’s face it – who doesn’t like a good fart joke?