A theatrical adaptation of Norwegian alternative rock band Kaizers Orchestra
's first three albums: Ompa til du dřr
(2001), Evig pint
(2003), and Maestro
(2005). It is, by admission of the scriptwriter, famed author Tore Renberg, only his own interpretation of the lyrics and characters found in the song lyrics, and should not be considered canon
. It was only planned for a limited run, and no recordings for posterity have been made.
- Adaptation Distillation: Any ties between the three albums are only obliquely referred to in its original form; here, things are changed around to combine a complete narrative.
- As the Good Book Says: You can always trust Fader Martin to come up with some bit of scripture relevant to the current situation, even if it's twisted around to accommodate the characters' immoral acts.
- Bald of Awesome: Sonny.
- Bait-and-Switch Gunshot: Sonny's death at the hands of Vicente's son.
- Bedlam House: Dieter Meyers Inst.
- Big Bad Friend: Sonny, to Vicente.
- Blood Brothers: Sonny and Vicente.
- Call Back / Mythology Gag: All over the place, mostly in dialogue form.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Monsieur Clavier has Vicente tortured for what is implied to be months, if not years, in order to extract information from him. His torturer takes extreme sadistic pleasure in this and is disturbingly innovate with his torture.
- Creepy Child: Vicente's son. Although who can blame him, having been raised by Sonny.
- Decoy Protagonist: Despite "Sonny" being the titular character, Vicente is the true protagonist.
- Flower Motifs: Monsieur Clavier is keen on flower metaphors.
- I Have Many Names: Sonny, also known as "Dieter Meyer", "Papa", "Maestro"...
- Iron Woobie: VICENTE.
- Jukebox Musical: It's a bit more complicated than that, but this is a basic definition of what it is.
- La Résistance: "Resistansen".
- Laughably Evil: Dr. Mowinckel.
- Love Triangle: An infinitely tragic one with Sonny, Vicente, and Victoria.
- Mad Doctor: Dr. Mowinckel, towards the end.
- Rearrange the Song: All the songs have been re-recorded, and some sound vastly different from their original incarnations.
- Russian Roulette: 'Tis what Resistansen does.
- Scare Chord: Those very loud gunshots that more often than not, appear out of nowhere.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Vicente, again. After escaping from his confinement, he is unable to come to grips with the war being over.
- Shout-Out: Clavier's torturer speaks English with a thick German accent; this being a reference to the song "Die Polizei", it is also by extent a reference to the German nihilists of The Big Lebowski.
- Wicked Cultured: Monsieur Clavier, full stop.