The Guards

91 minutes 1965 5.9

The young recruit Arild is on his way back to camp after the perm. But on the train ride, he meets 14-year-old Bene and becomes acquainted with the treatment home "Lia", which houses eleven children with mental illness. Arild feels it is her duty to help the disadvantaged children, and stays at home. This means that he is then brought before the court for having been absent from service.

Skouen expresses his critique of the system in an intelligent way; the film alternates between the courtroom scenes and flashbacks from the time at the orphanage. The tragic story unfolds and at the same time gets its comment.

The film is not playable outside of Norway