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Body Troopers
Directed by Vibeke Idsøe
Written by Vibeke Idsøe
  • Torbjörn T. Jensen
  • Jenny Skavlan
  • Kjersti Holmen
  • Benjamin Helstad
  • Lage Fosheim
  • Morten Faldaas
  • Harald Eia
Release date(s) 4 October 1996
Running time 91 minutes
Country Norway
Language Norwegian

Body Troopers (Norwegian: Jakten på nyresteinen), also known as Chasing the Kidneystone, is a 1996 Norwegian children's film directed by Vibeke Idsøe, starring Torbjörn T. Jensen and Kjersti Holmen. Eight-year-old Simon shrinks himself to microscopic size in order to travel through his ailing grandfather's body in search of a kidney stone. On his journey he meets anthropomorphic characters such as the taste buds, white and red blood cells, and the vocal cords.

The film is based on the book Jakten på nyresteinen, also written by Idsøe.


Award Category Recipient Result
1997 Chicago International Children's Film Festival Adult's Jury Award Won
1997 Amanda Awards Best Debut Won
1997 Fantafestival Best Special Effects,
Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver
1997 Fantasporto Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Gold Nominated
1997 Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema Best Director,
Best Film,
Best Special Effects
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