Limbo follows Louise, Naya, Boye and Ask and their very different families in a multi-plot story. The children are at a point where they are moving from innocent childhood to the consciousness of youth. They are between ages and they are beginning to form independent identities and question their backgrounds.
On this journey the four of them will face their worst fears. They will learn that fear may be unfounded, or that fear is founded and can be overcome. But you can't always overcome your fear on your own. You need the companionship of others to overcome and survive. The four children's courage to fight for their own and each other's identities and ideals is the core of this story.
Rootless Ask has, much to his dismay, just moved from the country-side to a fixer-upper of a house with his very pregnant mom, stepdad and two half-sisters. He misses his free-spirited musician dad and refuses to take part in his new life in Copenhagen.
Beautiful Louise lives with her parents and little brother in a tastefully decorated house where form and appearance mean everything. Her mother takes advantage of Louise's beauty and gets her regular modelling jobs that Louise doesn't have the nerve to say no to.
The wimpy nerd, Boye, seeks refuge in his parents' colourful Prank and Party Shop and avoids kids his own age. He's got a secret crush and writes party songs for his dad. Boye's dad is bipolar, and Boye assumes responsibility for the shop when his dad is "down."
Strong-willed Naya has been adopted from South Africa and has a deep-rooted fear of being abandoned, and thus a fear of entering into relationships. She's in training for the national 400-metre track championship and has an extraordinary focus and winning instinct.
Common to all four is their budding sense of identity and need for independence. They are breaking free of childhood, but fear the consequences. As they open up to each other, they find the courage to face their fears.
Louise loses her grandma and defies her mother's ambitions for her. Ask realizes he himself can make an effort to be happy and stops a destructive pattern. Naya's parents divorce, but when she believes that her safe world crumbles, it is replaced by two happy parents. Boye stops feeling responsible for his father, and eventually he expresses his love for Louise, even if it means making a fool of himself.
Limbo is told in a naturalistic style with fast changes from character to character. The visual side will subjectively follow the four main characters closely in their authentic everyday life, shot primarily on location. The story uses humour to set off the serious events, thus emphasizing both.
This dynamic and colourful contemporary drama, based on the lives of four 12-year-old children, focuses on people and their relationships. It follows the four children and their different families in a multi-plot story. The children are at a point where they are moving from innocent childhood to the consciousness of youth. They are beginning to form independent identities and question their backgrounds. They will face their worst fears and learn that fear may be unfounded, or that fear is founded and can be overcome - sometimes with the companionship of others. Limbo uses humour to set off the serious events, thus emphasizing both.
A tempo-packed series set in a larger-than-life comedy-like high school universe
In Limbo 2 we concentrate on the relations and conflicts between our young characters and the high school staff. The main plot revolves around Boye who is also the narrator. The series follows Boye, Ask, Naya and Louise as they try to keep their friendship together, and not least, their love. Boye is still in love with Louise, who has begun to outgrow him. Ask and Naya are secretly in love but neither has the courage to say so. Meanwhile the people around them are urgently trying to grab a share of their togetherness, and failing that, so break it apart. Boye, Ask, and Louise meet up on the first day of the autumn term. Boye is determined to bring the four friends back together again.
LIMBO 3 is the third season about four pre-teens in limbo between childhood and youth. Our four friends have now moved up to Year 7, the year before their confirmation and the year in which adolescence sets in for real, with body hair, spots, uncontrollable erections, periods and identity crises. There is an awful lot to try for the first time ever, and some steps are easier to take than others.
Louise is ready for her teens but Boye can't keep up. They are like an old married couple, where she feels the need for personal development while he is afraid of change. Naya still goes in for the athletics track and healthy living, but there is a price to pay when she doesn't want to join in the fun and games. Ask suddenly realizes that he'll have to make more of an effort if he is to cope with his school work, and meanwhile Viktoria, the little stirrer, lies in wait to jump on the friends at the least sign of weakness in order to break up the group and gain sway over the whole class.
Our four friends are hurled into a hormonal, vulnerable, humorous journey in which many new experiences are there to be tested before they can join the ranks of the grown-ups.
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Director Poul Berg
Producer David C.H. Østerbøg
Co-produced by DR, NDR, NRK, SVT & YLE
Authors Poul Berg & Karina Dam
Duration 10 x 28 min.
Year of production 2011
Original title Limbo
Available in HD
Director Tilde Harkamp, Christian Grønvall & Poul Berg
Producer David C.H. Østerbøg
Authors Poul Berg & Mikkel Bak Sørensen
Duration 16 x 15 min.
Produced by DR
Year of production 2012
Original title Limbo 2
Available in HD
Kaspar Munk & Christian Grønvallg
David C.H. Østerbøg
David Sandreuter & Tone Mygind Rostbøll
16 x 15 min.
Year of production