A true story from Bergen

This happened in the Bergen city (where we shot the penguins). We were in a shop looking for some stuff. This young guy behind the counter recognized us as a film-crew and asked what we were doing. We said we were making a Ninja-movie.

HE: “WOW! That’s cool! I know of a man you should talk to. He was a Ninja in the Norwegian Military many years ago. What’s his name…”

WE: “Arne Treholt?”

HE: “Yeah, that’s the guy! Treholt! He wrote a book about Ninja techniques, in the seventies. I’ve seen it. Anyway, maybe you should talk to him if you’re making a Ninja-movie”.

WE: “Yeah, thanks for the tip…”

HE: “He was a Ninja. He’s known for something else, too, but I can’t remember what it is….”

Leaving the shop, we thought: Whose reality counts?

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