The Neighbour
A Jo Strømgren and Stein-Roger Bull film

Two neighbours. A lonely pianist on one side of the wall. A couple with domestic problems on the other. They can hear each other.

A film about man and woman, about single people, about the chance to start over again, about chances that are long gone. It is also a film about how music affects us, and how we affect music.

The film features dancers Line Tørmoen and Dimitri Jourde – two top level creative performers with background from Carte Blanche Dance Company, Kublai Khan Investigations, Zero Visibility Corp, Jo Strømgren Kompani, Francois Verret, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and others. It also features Leif Ove Andsnes – a pianist that should need no introduction to anyone interested in classical music. As one of the most accomplished musicians of the world he is constantly playing worldwide with solo recitals or accompanied by the most distinguished orchestras. His part in this project differs radically from his regular performances by the fact that his music interpretation is submitted motivations as a theatrical character.

The location of the film was Jo Strømgren’s private flat in Oslo during a period in August 2009.

Jo Strømgren choreography
Leoš Janáček music
Martin Gant set designer
Peter Løchstøer costumes


Leif Ove Andsnes piano (The Neighbour)
Line Tørmoen dancer (The couple: the woman)
Dimitri Jourde dancer (The couple: the man)

Movie directors : Jo Strømgren, Stein-Roger Bull

Duration : 20 min
Production date : 2009
Production : © Nordisk Film & TV AS