Presented by NRK
Helena Mikkelsen leaves her successful women’s football team to become the first female coach of a Norwegian premier league men’s team. She wages a fight against ingrained bias, and is out to prove that women are every bit as good as men.
She moves to the scenic, industrial town of Ulsteinvik, where all the people care about Varg Football Club, to take on the job as head coach - a job only a few people believe she can do, and a lot of people want her to fail at. She is struggling to balance a life as a single mom with her teenage daughter on the home field, in order to get optimal results on the football field.
Ane Dahl Torp, known from the internationally acclaimed movie The Wave, plays the role as Helena. She encounters strong resistance from several main characters, including Michael, a soccer pro, played by the former Premier League star John Carew, in a role that has parallels to his own life as a European soccer pro having competed in the Champions League Finals.
Home Ground is all about passion, identity, and loyalty. It is about relocating to a small community, trying to gain the respect of others without losing yourself. And, about being raised in a small town, and embracing the new changes coming to town, without losing your uniqueness. It is a story about people and what keeps them connected. For people who don’t understand the importance football can have in a community, but also for the people who passionately love football.
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