The Man Who Loved Haugesund

Moritz Rabinowitz, a controversial man in a little Norwegian fishing town in the 1930s.
Rabinowitz, a charming and successful entrepreneur with a strange accent, was a man who had the courage to fight those who disliked him – and they were many at the time.

Through a journey of search and revelation the filmmaker uncovers the life story of a contradictory man who became an innovative entrepreneur, anti-fascist fighter and, by his death, tragic hero.

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Dur: 59 min.
Director: Jon Haukeland & Tore Vollan
Producer: Hanne Myren
Release: August 2003

Nordisk Panorama Malmö: Documentary Jury’s Special Mention
The Norwegian Governments Human Rights Prize for Best Short film

Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund 2003
Nordisk Panorama, Malmö
Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, 2004
Full Frame International Documentary Film Festival
Norwegian Documentary Film Festival Volda 2004
Vancouver Jewish Film Festival
Stockholm Jødiske Film Festival
Norwegian Short Film Festival Grimstad 2004
Reykjavik Shorts & Docs
Encounters Documentary Film Festival, South Africa
Norwegian Film Festival, Delft, The Netherlands
Norwegian Film festival, Delft, The Netherlands
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
15th Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival
Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival
2005 New York Jewish Film Festival
2005 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
2005 Seattle Jewish Film Festival
2005 Jewish Film Festival, Jacob Burns Centre
2005 Toronto Jewish Film Festival
2005 Montreal Jewish Film Festival
2005 Jewish Film Festival Berlin
2005 Boston Jewish Film Festival
2005 Festival of Jewish Cinema, Australia
2005 Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival
2006 New Jersey Jewish Film Festival