When nervous at work, a nurse switches over to speaking English. A translator agrees to work on a novel even though she doesn't believe in it. When offered a large sum of money from a relative, an elderly woman must hide her humiliation. Though ostensibly insignificant, these scenarios result in disputes, loss of integrity and miscommunication despite the best of intentions.
Featuring an all-female principal cast, Norwegian society's hyper-rational demeanor undergoes deconstruction in documentary filmmaker Dag Johan Haugerud's debut feature. I Belong premiered at Göteborg, Vancouver, Palm Springs and Trondheim, where it won Best Director; and won Best Film, Actress, Direction and Screenplay at Norway's equivalent of the Oscars, the Amanda Awards.