Magne grew up mostly sitting on the sofa, just staring into the air. The years went by, but his family always had a feeling that he understood more than the doctors said.
When Magne turns 27, the family hears about a brain institute in the USA. They decide to take him there. The American doctors examine him and conclude that he is sharp and understands, but that a damage in his mid-brain has prevented him from expressing himself. They believe Magne can learn to walk, write and talk. But he will have to follow their special program and train about 10 hours every day.
Back in their little town in the North of Norway, the inhabitants form a support group. Every day, two teams of five people visit Magne to take him through all the exercises. The parents quit their jobs to devote all their time to their son. They get up at 5 o’clock in the morning to prepare the day.
After months of training, incredible things start to happen... Life will never be the same again, neither for Magne, his family or all the other inhabitants in the little village.
Directed by Mona Friis Bertheussen (ESoDoc 2005)
Produced by Moment Film
Distributed by Nordic World